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April 23, 2020 Press Release
This bill will help small businesses and family farms stay afloat, and it sets aside resources for truly small businesses and those owned by women and minorities, who have historically been left behind.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
Grants will fund meal delivery, services that allow physical distancing
Older adults and people with disabilities are at the highest risk during this pandemic, but they often face the greatest challenges to accessing the support and resources they need to stay home and stay healthy.
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April 21, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers emphasized need to mitigate coronavirus-related challenges in response to wildfires, other disasters
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country has steadily increased since the President invoked the Stafford Act, spring flooding season is now upon us, wildfire season is fast approaching, tornado outbreaks are starting to spread, a major earthquake could strike at any moment, and hurricane season – which is projected to be above average – is just around the corner.
April 17, 2020 Press Release
Education Department blatantly disregarding new law prohibiting wage garnishment during coronavirus
For the hundreds of thousands of struggling student loan borrowers who were seeing their hard-earned wages unfairly garnished, this protection is a critical lifeline and will undoubtedly be the difference between whether these families can pay rent, put food on the table and cover the costs of medical care.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
Joined by 62 bipartisan Members
Small businesses and communities around the country are suffering and need access to relief quickly.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
During this challenging time, I’m hearing from many small business owners who are justifiably upset about the lack of clarity around the loan program that was intended to help them.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
A staggering number of Oregonians have filed unemployment claims in the last four weeks.
April 15, 2020 Press Release
Running water, electricity, heat are essential to recovering from, reducing spread of the coronavirus
Utility services are especially critical for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2020 Press Release
Letter follows report that Latino/as are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Oregon
We know that communities of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and other currently and historically marginalized communities face inequitable access to health and worse health outcomes, in addition to differences in the quality of care and the collection of health data.
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April 13, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman and Senators Concerned About Child Care Workers, Businesses, and Families Who Already Face Child Care Shortage
Even before the current COVID-19 pandemic, too many families were struggling to find affordable, high-quality child care.

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