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Rural fire departments in Clatsop County will receive more than $1.2 million in federal grants to buy new tools and resources that are in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici announced. Warrenton will receive $160,952. Knappa will receive $200,000. Cannon Beach will receive grants of $574,571 and $46,380.
The Preventing HEAT Illness and Deaths Act would formalize an Obama-era interagency program to monitor extreme heat and incentivize community initiatives. Oregon Democrat Suzanne Bonamici sponsored the House bill along with Crist. While Sens. Edward J. Markey and Alex Padilla, Democrats from Massachusetts and California respectively, filed a Senate version.
Bonamici said she was "thrilled" to be standing inside something that has, for years, been talked about with growing enthusiasm in Beaverton. "This is going to be a wonderful addition to the community here, not just for Beaverton, but for the whole area," she said.
It is encouraging that Suzanne Bonamici already understands the importance of a price on carbon.
Leger Fernández is co-sponsoring the bill with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon, and is optimistic that they will receive support from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. “Our nation’s important transition to clean energy will create significant economic growth,” Bonamici said in a press release.
Time is running out to make long-overdue investments in our country’s growing community of LGBTQ+ elders, who have spent their lives breaking barriers and blazing the path toward equality for the generations who follow.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, who represents Oregon's 1st Congressional District, shared a thread on Twitter, recalling that she had visited New York just days before the attack and had taken a photo of her children in front of the Twin Towers.
Gail Greenman took the reins this week at the WEA, a business advocacy group in Washington and west Clackamas counties. Greenman, who lives in West Linn, previously worked as director of national affairs for the Oregon Farm Bureau, a lobbying position.
Workforce training programs and Pell Grants need to be robustly funded in President Joe Biden‘s broad $3.5 trillion spending package, Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee said Thursday as they debated the panel’s portion of the tax and spending bill.
Recently an Oregon mother told me that “if child care crumbles, if it gets even a fraction more difficult to find, then our collective ability to work crumbles too.” Finding quality care for her children was so time-consuming it felt like a second job.