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September 25, 2019 Press Release
I’ve heard from individuals and businesses in Oregon who have serious concerns about their safety and the safety of their businesses and communities because they need to conduct their business in cash.
September 25, 2019 Press Release
The findings in the IPCC’s Special Report are dire: the climate crisis is devastating our planet, from the remote deep ocean floor to the most pristine Arctic and mountain regions.
September 24, 2019 Press Release
I commend Speaker Pelosi for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry.
September 24, 2019 Press Release
Workforce development programs provide pathways for workers to better-paying jobs and economic security.
September 24, 2019 Press Release
Constituent input informs the work I do, including taking action on the climate crisis, addressing student loan debt, and making sure everyone can access affordable health care. I look forward to discussing these and many other issues at my fall town hall meetings, in Cornelius, Sheridan, Scappoose, Portland, Gearhart, and Beaverton.
September 20, 2019 Press Release
Workers, consumers, and families have been bound by unfair forced arbitration agreements for too long.
September 19, 2019 Press Release
What I heard [at the roundtable in Portland] was stress, uncertainty, and a feeling that these borrowers have upheld their share of the bargain.
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September 19, 2019 Press Release
I join many in the science community who are deeply concerned about the EPA's proposed censoring science rule.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
There is a vast unmet need in our communities, in Oregon and across the United States.
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September 17, 2019 Press Release
Too many Americans struggle to meet basic needs and access crucial services as they age.
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In The News

December 14, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, whose district covers much of northwest Oregon including parts of Portland, was one of several Democratic members of the House Education Committee to press Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the agency’s decision to restrict debt relief for former students of shuttered for-profit colleges.

December 13, 2019 In The News

The Trump administration is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The proposed changes could impact more than 20,000 people in Oregon starting in 2020.

Some of the changes were finalized this week. President Trump has said the new rules will help encourage SNAP recipients to find jobs, but local representatives are pushing back.

December 12, 2019 In The News

More than 200,000 students say despite the promise of a job post-graduation from mostly for-profit colleges, they have nothing to show for it except mountains of debt.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced scrutiny from lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the Department of Education's implementation of a loan forgiveness rule aimed to help defrauded students called Borrower Defense.

December 12, 2019 In The News

We’re closing in on year three since the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was tasked with canceling federal student loans for thousands of consumers.

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. 

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