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July 24, 2018 Press Release
I worked my way through community college, college, and law school, so I know how important the Federal Work Study program is to helping students gain valuable work experience.
July 24, 2018 Press Release
"The health of our oceans reflects the health of our planet. As our oceans, coastal estuaries, and waterways absorb carbon dioxide, they become more acidic and less hospitable for fish, organisms, and wildlife."
July 23, 2018 Press Release
“Nurses work tirelessly on the front lines of patient care, and they are critical to the health and wellbeing of our communities."
July 19, 2018 Press Release
This announcement is an important first step to help workers gain the skills they need to support themselves and their families.
July 18, 2018 Press Release
Our congressional staffs recently requested the Office of Refugee Resettlement permit them to tour the children’s facility in Oregon, as did Senators Merkley and Wyden and Congresswoman Bonamici the week before. Both requests were denied.
July 17, 2018 Press Release
“The proposed rule would impede, if not eradicate, the EPA’s ability to protect Americans from significant risks to human health and the environment by limiting the scope of research that the EPA could consider in making decisions."
July 13, 2018 Press Release

ST. HELENS, Ore. [07/13/18] –Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced that Community Action Team Inc. of Columbia County received $2.16 million in federal funding for its Head Start program. Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Community Action Team Inc.

July 12, 2018 Press Release
“As we celebrated Independence Day last week, the Trump Administration quietly continued its efforts to roll back civil rights protections by ending Obama-era guidance to improve diversity on college campuses. This administration’s deliberate attempt to undermine diversity is inconsistent with our American values. The Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas affirmed the importance of a diverse student body."
July 11, 2018 Press Release
“If the problem is that these agencies are understaffed, then I’ll come over to the Department of Health and Human Services and volunteer to help."
July 6, 2018 Press Release

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Gov.