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October 15, 2019 Press Release
In an op-ed published in today’s New York Times, two former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—one from a Democratic administration; one from a Republican administration—make a forceful case for Congress to pass the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, legislation co-led by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.
October 15, 2019 Press Release
“I hear from many people who tell me that higher education is out of reach, or who are struggling with burdensome student loan debt. These conversations have guided my efforts to improve access to higher education, and I’m proud of the work we have done crafting the College Affordability Act.”
September 26, 2019 Press Release
Today, on National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the House Energy and Commerce Committee took the critical first step of passing my bill, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, through a subcommittee.
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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October 23, 2019 In The News

About 3.1 million people would lose food stamps under an administration plan that would affect eligibility. The administration’s analysis says “potentially as many as 982,000 children would no longer be directly certified for free school meals based on SNAP participation.”

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October 22, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers are taking a look at how pregnant women are treated in the workplace.

Oregon Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici says many American women are forced to choose between their financial security and their pregnancy.

Bonamici says The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to pregnant employees.

October 22, 2019 In The News

Legislation sponsored by a Democrat that would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is finding some support across the aisle, but many Republicans are still reluctant to get behind the measure.

October 18, 2019 In The News

Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) discusses her top tech priorities toward empowering the next generation of government IT workers. Initiatives include advocating for widespread education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plus the integration of arts — through efforts like the Congressional App Challenge.

October 17, 2019 In The News

House Democrats on Wednesday angrily questioned why the Agriculture Department took months to acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren would no longer be automatically eligible for free meals under a proposed rule aimed at cracking down on food stamp eligibility standards.

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October 17, 2019 In The News

USDA posted a report late Tuesday night estimating that about 982,000 low-income students would no longer automatically qualify for free meals under the department’s proposed rule to limit so-called broad-based categorical eligibility in SNAP.

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October 15, 2019 In The News

Oregonians who signed up for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program are finding it's not very forgiving. 

Tens of thousands of students nationwide took advantage of the government program but only about one percent have been approved to have their loans forgiven.

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October 13, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici says the current impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump may draw most of the public's attention, but the House is working on other issues affecting people's lives.

October 11, 2019 In The News

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has drafted a resolution to condemn the White House decision to pull troops out of northern Syria this week, which paved the way for Turkey’s brutal assault on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.

October 10, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of students visited the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research & Development facility in Scappoose on Friday, Oct. 4, meeting with potential employers and learning about educational opportunities in the trades on Manufacturing Day's second anniversary.

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