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November 17, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers’ letter seeking more aid for debris removal, emergency protective measures comes as state’s total disaster costs expected to exceed $1 billion
As you saw when you toured the state with us earlier this year, wildfires have utterly decimated communities across Oregon.
October 26, 2020 Press Release
Equal pay requirements, break time for nursing workers, and paid leave are hard-fought protections that promote the health and economic security of millions of working women and their families.
October 22, 2020 Press Release
Requests from local authorities to end the deputations have been refused
Despite the temporary nature of the public safety emergency caused by a planned right wing extremist rally, which we understand prompted the deputations, it has come to light that the Department of Justice (DOJ) intends to keep the deputations in force through the remainder of this year.
October 20, 2020 Press Release
Comprehensive Proposal to Address Climate Crisis, Protect Ocean, Advance Marine Energy
Every person on this planet benefits from a healthy ocean, but for too long the ocean has literally taken the heat for us. As Co-Chair of the House Oceans Caucus, I am leading efforts to capture the power of the ocean to be part of the solution in mitigating the climate crisis.
October 5, 2020 Press Release
Hazardous Waste/Solid Waste Debris Disposal Assistance for Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties follows delegation letter led by Wyden and DeFazio


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici said today that federal officials have notified them that eight Oregon counties will get assistance for removing and disposing hazardous materials and solid waste debris as part of response and recovery to the wildfires.


October 5, 2020 Press Release
In times of disaster, people seek comfort and safety in their homes.
October 2, 2020 Press Release
We ask you to take into account the size and scale of this disaster as well as the backdrop upon which this disaster fell.
October 1, 2020 Press Release
As the coronavirus death toll tragically surpasses 200,000 and the pandemic continues to devastate our communities and economy, the American people need relief.
October 1, 2020 Press Release
Bonamici, Young, Whitehouse, Sullivan, Menendez Lead Save Our Seas 2.0 to Build on Earlier Bipartisan Success
We need to fundamentally change our reliance on plastics.
September 30, 2020 Press Release
Protecting Our Students in Schools Act of 2020 is endorsed by over 25 groups
Schools must be safe spaces for all students to learn and reach their full potential.