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August 4, 2019 Press Release

BEAVERTON, OR [8/4/2019] - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after gun violence over the weekend claimed dozens of lives in Texas and Ohio and across the country, including Portland State University student Deante Strickland. Dozens more were injured. 

July 31, 2019 Press Release
We are especially concerned about the number of Oregon children—many of whom receive their only meal of the day at school—who will lose access to free school meals if they are not automatically certified for school meals because of their SNAP participation.
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July 29, 2019 Press Release
As a mother, it’s heartbreaking to visit detained migrant children and teenagers who made the dangerous journey to the United States, many of them without a parent, in search of safety.
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July 25, 2019 Press Release
Oregonians don’t like robocalls! I frequently hear about how unwanted robocalls & telephone scams cause frustration and, in some cases, economic loss.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
Our ocean is an immense natural resource, but the marine life and habitats it sustains are threatened by the pervasive and destructive plastics and debris that litter its waters and shores.
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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In The News

August 2, 2019 In The News

It just got easier to vote in Oregon, with new laws being signed Friday making it free to mail in ballots, requiring campaign ads to say who paid for them and making political organizations identify their largest donors.

August 2, 2019 In The News

Oregon still doesn’t have campaign finance regulations, but the 2020 elections will include some important differences from past races, under bills signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Friday.

August 1, 2019 In The News

Human rights defenders on Wednesday wished imprisoned Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul a "happy" 30th birthday - the second Hathloul has spent behind bars since being jailed last year.

The Saudi women's rights activist is one of 11 women detained in May last year amid a wide sweeping crackdown on dissent.

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July 31, 2019 In The News

Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio, along with Sen. Ron Wyden and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader, pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a letter Wednesday to immediately withdraw a harmful proposed rule that would take food assistance away from 3 million Americans, including 66,000 Oregonians.

July 28, 2019 In The News

Four members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are giving top officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs a month and a half to provide what might seem simple: a map of federal land at the north end of Salem.

With Google maps and satellite images a keystroke away for anyone with a computer, how hard can it be to provide a map of the Chemawa Indian School?

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July 28, 2019 In The News

Four Democratic members of Oregon’s congressional delegation spent their Sunday morning on a tour of two Portland-based facilities that house young migrants who traveled to the United States without a parent or legal guardian.

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July 27, 2019 In The News

Two bills — one signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown earlier this month (HB 2829), and one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 3742) — offer the most significant opportunities to fund fish and wildlife conservation in a century.

July 26, 2019 In The News

A celebration to recognize those involved with helping establish a 16-unit affordable housing apartment complex in St. Helens was hosted last week.

On Friday, July 19, a grand opening ceremony was held at the 18th Street Development, a recently completed affordable housing apartment complex — already fully occupied — as a way to honor those involved that made the project possible.

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July 26, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, and Don Young, R-Alaska, who serve as co-chairs of the House Oceans Caucus, have introduced an update to the Save Our Seas Act designed to strengthen efforts to remove and prevent marine debris.

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