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July 23, 2020 Press Release
The militarized federal forces Trump sent to Portland have ignited fear and violence in our community.
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July 23, 2020 Press Release
It takes decades to build retirement savings, but it can be stolen in an instant.
July 23, 2020 Press Release
The Land and Water Conservation Fund represents a bipartisan commitment to safeguarding natural areas and providing recreation opportunities in the prized outdoor areas that make places in Northwest Oregon like Ecola State Park and the Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge so special.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
The American people deserve transparency and accountability.
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July 22, 2020 Press Release
It is now apparent that no U.S. city or town will be safe from these dubious tactics and that the Washington, D.C. deployment may have been a dry run for deployment to other cities.
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July 20, 2020 Press Release
It is outrageous that there are newly deployed, unidentified federal officers on Portland streets.
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July 17, 2020 Press Release
These tactics include deploying federal agents without identifying insignia in an apparent effort to evade transparency and accountability, snatching people off the street with no apparent reason for apprehension, and using potentially deadly munitions to harm peaceful protesters.
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July 17, 2020 Press Release
The overly aggressive conduct of federal officers in Portland is alarming and unconstitutional. Oregonians must be able to exercise their First Amendment rights safely, without being picked up and detained by unidentified federal officers.
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July 17, 2020 Press Release
The COVID-19 pandemic has created stress for families across our country, and many have to decide whether to pay their energy bills or buy food and medication.
July 16, 2020 Press Release
Child care is essential to the well-being of families and our economy, but too many working families are faced with stress and few – if any – options regarding care for their children because child care is too expensive or unavailable.

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July 24, 2020 In The News

he Congressional Progressive Caucus is also pushing to strip the Homeland Security spending bill from the massive $1.4 trillion minibus, with some members loath to fund the agencies charged with implementing the president’s immigration agenda and carrying out paramilitary action in Oregon and Washington state.

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July 24, 2020 In The News

Oregon Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici have joined with several other state representatives in announcing a plan to block federal law enforcement from intervening in protests across the United States.

The plan is in response to the Trump administration's continued occupation of Portland to protect federal facilities, according to a spokesperson for Blumenauer.

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July 24, 2020 In The News

U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer, joined by two other members of Congress, filed three amendments to the 2021 appropriations bills for Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, in an effort to defund the agencies' ability to use the protection of federal property to justify their presence in Oregon.

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July 23, 2020 In The News

The political fight over Portland is heating up once again as Oregon congressional leaders on Thursday announced the launching of new investigations into the use of federal police downtown.

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July 23, 2020 In The News

Oregon state representatives and senators wrote an open letter Thursday to Attorney General William Barr an Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf demanding they pull federal officers out of Portland.

"We are writing to request that you immediately remove federal personnel from the streets of Portland unless authorized by the city's elected officials," the letter states.

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July 23, 2020 In The News

On Wednesday, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, along with Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, requested that the DOJ and DHS OIGs investigate what they called “the unrequested presence and violent actions of recently deployed federal forces in Portland.”

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July 23, 2020 In The News

The move comes after a group of Democratic Oregon lawmakers, including Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, sent a joint letter asking the Justice Department to review the federal intervention.

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July 22, 2020 In The News

Oregon’s congressional delegation on Wednesday formally requested an investigation into the response by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Justice Department to the riots in Portland -- after DHS pledged not to back down.

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July 21, 2020 In The News

The state's Democratic congressional lawmakers -- Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici -- last week asked both DHS and Justice Dept.

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