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July 22, 2019 Press Release
Too many people are struggling to make payments on burdensome student loans even though there are federal programs available to help.
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July 18, 2019 Press Release
The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for too long, exacerbating income inequality, perpetuating wage gaps, and leaving too many individuals working full-time in poverty.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
As a prosecutor, Alexander Acosta denied survivors justice and gave Jeffrey Epstein, who was and is accused of child sex trafficking, a deal that did not serve justice.
July 5, 2019 Press Release
We agree that the Federal Work-Study program is in need of significant reform, but the Department’s proposal will remove statutory guardrails from the program and will allow federal financial aid to flow to private employers without needed transparency.
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June 28, 2019 Press Release
The Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Gainful Employment rule puts students at risk while letting for-profit institutions off the hook for low-quality programs.
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June 28, 2019 Press Release
Ocean covers most of the Earth, yet we know very little about what is beneath its surface.
June 27, 2019 Statements

 

I am appalled and horrified at continuing reports about the inhumane treatment of migrants, especially migrant children, at our Southern border. President Trump's immigration policies are harming families and casting a dark and shameful shadow on this nation.

 

 

June 27, 2019 Press Release
Strong consumer protection laws are critical to making sure that investments in higher education lead students to a better future.
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June 26, 2019 Press Release
The climate crisis and warming water temperatures are increasing the presence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our drinking water, ocean, rivers, and lakes.
June 25, 2019 Press Release
Climate change is an existential threat, and it requires the full attention of the federal government.

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November 19, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee advanced key legislation to address the growing global marine debris crisis late last week.

November 15, 2019 In The News

Two lawmakers from Oregon are looking into how much people with diabetes pay for the insulin they need.

Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced the End Price Gouging for Insulin Act following a report prepared for fellow Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici found that people in the region pay about $1,000 more a year on insulin than people in other countries — a "rip-off" according to Merkley.

November 15, 2019 In The News

A new rule in Oregon prohibits U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from detaining people at state courthouses without a judicial arrest warrant.

The rule also protects people going to or from court proceedings from being stopped in nearby entryways, sidewalks and parking lots.

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November 15, 2019 In The News

Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced legislation to end “exorbitant price hikes” on insulin.

The End Price Gouging for Insulin Act comes as a new report highlights the high cost of insulin in Northwest Oregon.

November 15, 2019 In The News

Over 80 members of the House of Representatives have now called on White House senior adviser Stephen Miller to resign after leaked emails published this week showed his affinity for white nationalism.

HuffPost contacted the office of every House member and asked whether Miller should resign. All told, over 80 representatives, all Democrats, have said he should.

November 14, 2019 In The News

A pair of Democratic lawmakers called on the National Academy of Sciences to review EPA's proposed science transparency rule over concerns it would inhibit the agency's ability to protect Americans' health and the environment by limiting the scope of research EPA could consider.

November 14, 2019 In The News

Patricia Reser came more than ready to make her dream of a regional arts center in Beaverton a reality

November 14, 2019 In The News

Life-sustaining medications for older Oregonians with diabetes cost federal healthcare nearly five times as they do in Australia, according to a new report done for U.S. Rep. Suzane Bonamici’s office.

November 13, 2019 In The News

The cost of insulin for Medicare recipients in Northwest Oregon is 4.6 times higher than it would be in Australia, according to a report recently released by Northwest Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.

November 13, 2019 In The News

Diabetes medications in Oregon costs twice as much as in Canada — and more than four times as much as in Australia — according to a new report for Congress from the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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