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December 17, 2019 Press Release
Lunch is critical for the health and well-being of students because it gives them the nutrition they need to reach their full potential.
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December 17, 2019 Press Release
Congressional intent when passing the Indian Child Welfare Act was clear – Native children should not be separated from their families.
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December 17, 2019 Press Release
In Northwest Oregon, the robust groundfish fishery helps provide year-round economic stability for our coastal communities.
December 16, 2019 Press Release
I am grateful that the House passed this legislation to address historical injustices and honor the fishing treaty rights of four Columbia River Tribes.
December 16, 2019 Press Release

 

BEAVERTON, OR [12/16/19] — Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), a member of the House Education and Science Committees, announced that Sanjana Ilango of Westview High School won the Congressional App Challenge for Oregon’s First Congressional District.

 

December 13, 2019 Press Release
The Department did not discuss or bargain for these changes and decisions with AFGE, and we are concerned that the hiring process is now insulated from appropriate accountability and transparency.
December 12, 2019 Press Release
The Secretary’s answers about the Education Department’s failure to protect students from deceptive for-profit institutions were deeply unsatisfactory, as is her plan to provide only partial relief to some borrowers.
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December 12, 2019 Press Release
Oregonians are demanding that Congress address outrageous and ever-increasing costs of life-saving prescription medications.
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December 11, 2019 Press Release
As the Department concedes, without the safeguard of the 80-20 rule, tipped employees could ‘lose tipped income by spending more of their time performing duties where they are not earning tips, while still receiving cash wages of less than minimum wage.
December 10, 2019 Press Release
The climate crisis continues to threaten our ocean, and we must equip our coastal communities with the information necessary to respond to ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms, and hypoxia, as well as tsunami preparedness, navigation, and security concerns.

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In The News

December 12, 2019 In The News

Tensions ran high at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on Thursday, where Democrats questioned U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about her implementation of the borrower’s defense rule, the provision that allows loan forgiveness for defrauded students.

December 12, 2019 In The News

Two-year-old memos took center stage at a House Education Committee hearing on Thursday where Education Secretary Betsy Devos defended her position to only issue partial relief to some students who were defrauded by their schools.

December 12, 2019 In The News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos endured a withering barrage of questions on Thursday about her handling of a program meant to provide debt relief to federal student loan borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

December 12, 2019 In The News

The education secretary said “many students” got “a valuable education” from for-profit colleges as officials planned a round of notifications to applicants for full relief, 95 percent denials.

December 11, 2019 In The News

As lawmakers push legislation to protect the nation's coastal waters, scientists are placing much of the blame for degrading ocean conditions on emissions from large energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp., which was cleared Tuesday in a long-running climate course case. 

December 6, 2019 In The News

Combating climate change has long been a driving issue for Colorado Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse of Boulder. He ran on it; he was an early supporter of the Green New Deal; and he now serves on the House Select Committee on Climate Change, which held its first field hearing in Boulder this summer.

December 6, 2019 In The News

Students are set to skip school again Friday for another climate strike.

This isn’t the first time students have cut class for the cause and they say it won’t be their last.

Students in the Portland area say they’ll continue striking until officials make real, tangible moves against the climate crisis.

December 3, 2019 In The News

Back at it with an outstanding episode, featuring Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici! Our U.S. Representative visited our podcast studio before our Thanksgiving Break to chat about education, debt-free secondary education, climate change, the current state of American politics, and MORE…

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December 2, 2019 In The News

The Madric climate change conference, COP25, began today and will last till Dec. 13. Per the U.N. website, the conference “is designed to take the next crucial steps in the U.N.

December 2, 2019 In The News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other congressional Democrats are in Madrid for U.N. climate talks this week, lending a high-profile voice to U.S. supporters of the Paris climate agreement as the 2020 elections heat up.

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