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January 25, 2019 Press Release
I am relieved that dedicated federal employees can finally get paid. It is entirely unacceptable that the shutdown went on for so long.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
Each day the federal government requires ‘excepted’ employees to perform work without pay is untenable and the DoL has the authority to help ease that hardship by allowing these ‘excepted’ federal employees the ability to apply for unemployment insurance.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
We are concerned that rescission of the guidance reflects a lack of commitment on the part of the Departments to fully enforce federal civil rights law that is intended to ensure that students are not discriminated against because of their race, color, or national origin.
January 19, 2019 Press Release
President Trump said he would be ‘proud to shut down the government;’ now he must end it and do so immediately before more people are hurt.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
Many federal employees do not know how they will pay their rent or mortgage, put food on the table or gas in their car, and pay for childcare.
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January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today I was proud to vote for a bill to guarantee that workers will be paid once this shutdown finally concludes. This should provide a small measure of certainty for federal employees, but it does not change the unacceptable fact that about 800,000 employees will miss their paycheck today.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
Missing even one paycheck can have catastrophic consequences. It is far too high a cost for these dedicated federal employees to pay for a policy fight they did not start and have no power to end.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
It is unacceptable that the government shutdown has affected the men and women of the US Coast Guard, who provide critical protections for our coastal and riverfront communities in many ways.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), a leader on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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In The News

February 5, 2019 In The News

An 18-year-old Sunset High School graduate and current Portland State University student will be attending Tuesday night’s State of the Union.

February 4, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address Tuesday night. Two of his former housekeepers, both immigrants, will watch from the House chamber.

February 4, 2019 In The News

A major perk of being the majority party in the U.S. Congress is getting to fill the leadership slots on every committee. For several new Democratic legislators, however, having their party regain control of the House of Representatives also creates an unprecedented opportunity to shape U.S. science policy.

February 4, 2019 In The News

If there was any doubt that the state of our union is divided, look no further than what has transpired over the last month – we had the longest government shutdown in history, which cost our economy $11 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

January 31, 2019 In The News

Newberg city officials recently held a marathon discussion with the owners of the defunct WestRock paper mill, discussing the vision for the mill property as well as the future of the riverfront area.

January 31, 2019 In The News

The Democratic majority on the U.S. House of Representatives' education and labor committee has created a new subcommittee on civil rights and human services, which also will include a focus on equal employment opportunities, nutrition programs and the Older Americans Act.

January 29, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has been appointed chairwoman of the newly created House civil rights and human services subcommittee.

The subcommittee, part of the House Education and Labor Committee, advances policies on civil rights, equal employment opportunities, human services, nutrition and the Older Americans Act.

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January 25, 2019 In The News

Some of Oregon’s congressional representatives met with TSA and air traffic controllers at Portland International Airport to talk about the shutdown.

Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader are reacting to the news of Friday’s deal

They said this deal is a good step forward, but they are not out of the woods yet.

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