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March 20, 2020 Press Release
Following a letter from the delegation, the Small Business Administration has declared an economic disaster for the state
I’ve heard from dozens of small businesses and non-profits that have already been devastated by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses and non-profits employ thousands of workers in NW Oregon, and they drive a significant portion of our economy.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
Measure is Part of Families First Coronavirus Response Act
We know that many children across the country rely on school meals to combat food insecurity, which is why I am proud that the Families First bill includes my legislation to make sure children can still access school meals during closures.
March 11, 2020 Press Release
We have a responsibility to care for the seniors who have cared for us.
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March 11, 2020 Press Release
As we continue to take necessary precautions because of the coronavirus, we must make sure that students can access nutritious meals if their schools are closed.
March 10, 2020 Press Release
A woman’s life and health can be improved by one question that starts an important conversation.
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March 8, 2020 Press Release
I share the serious concerns of Oregonians about the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The Governor’s emergency declaration, which I support, will make more resources and personnel available for our response. My thoughts are with the affected Oregonians and their families, including the 5 new cases in Washington County.
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March 5, 2020 Press Release
The power of waves, tides, and currents from our ocean can be captured and converted into clean, renewable energy to power our homes, buildings, and communities.
March 4, 2020 Press Release
Over the past several days I’ve spoken with Governor Brown, Pat Allen at the Oregon Health Authority, county public health officials, school superintendents, health care leaders, and workers across NW Oregon about the coronavirus.
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February 28, 2020 Press Release
I am deeply concerned about reports that a person in NW Oregon has tested positive for Coronavirus, and my thoughts are with them and their family. I am actively monitoring the presumed case and appreciate the efforts of the public health officials who worked to quickly identify the illness and inform the public.
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February 25, 2020 Press Release
Too often consumers don’t have the information they need to defend themselves from predatory debt collectors, making them vulnerable to aggressive and financially devastating lawsuits.

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