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June 25, 2020 Press Release
During his service he reached the rank of Technician Fifth Grade and was awarded a Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Silver Star Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts.
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June 24, 2020 Press Release
Many Oregonians who have protested are justifiably concerned that their participation in these lawful protests will be logged, recorded, and used against them later by the government.
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June 24, 2020 Press Release
Many of the effects of the climate crisis are regional, which is why we need regional solutions to effectively transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy.
June 23, 2020 Press Release
As our efforts continue to confront the economic and health consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress cannot neglect the needs of our coastal communities and the blue economy.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
I have spoken with many Dreamers in NW Oregon. DACA allowed them to dream about their future, and to build lives, families, and careers — until the Trump administration placed them in limbo. Now they can dream again.
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June 15, 2020 Statements
Discrimination is wrong, and no one should have to fear for their job because of who they are.
June 13, 2020 Press Release
Expanded testing is an important step in slowing the spread among this community, but it is clear that barriers still exist to getting resources and support to the Latinx population.
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June 11, 2020 Press Release
As a mom of two, I’ve long recognized the importance of affordable and high-quality child care.
June 8, 2020 Press Release
People in Oregon and around the country are marching in the streets and demanding change to a law enforcement culture that has led to the inhumane treatment and deaths of Black people and people of color.
June 2, 2020 Press Release
Oregonians are contacting my office in desperation. They have spent hours on hold or have been trying for days to get through to OED to process a claim or check the status of a claim.

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In The News

July 20, 2020 In The News

On Monday, Oregon leaders, including Jeff Merkley, introduced new legislation in order to block the Trump administration from d

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July 20, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., reacts to the weekend clashes between federal law enforcement officials and demonstrators during protests against racial inequality in Portland.

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July 18, 2020 In The News

Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon says the escalation of federal force against protesters is Trump’s attempt to deflect from his “failed leadership.”

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July 17, 2020 In The News

The federal response has greatly concerned Oregon's representatives in Washington, D.C. Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democratic senators, as well as Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer of the House of Representatives, have written U.S. Attorney General William Barr to demand answers into how the federal officers were deployed and the scope of their activities.

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July 17, 2020 In The News

Describing the federal agents as “acting like an occupying army,” Wyden demanded answers from both Trump and Homeland Security.

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July 17, 2020 In The News

Portland Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis has said his department did not request federal assistance and is not coordinating with the federal officers. “I don’t have authority to order federal officers to do things,” Davis told the AP.

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July 17, 2020 In The News

Oregon’s US senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley along with US Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici now want the US Department of Justice and the Inspector General’s office to investigate the federal agents presence in Portland.

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July 16, 2020 In The News

Speaking to Fox News Thursday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan made a distinction, explaining that those wreaking havoc on Portland’s streets for six weeks straight “are criminals, those are not protesters.”

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July 16, 2020 In The News

Family Forward and others also pushed for more than a decade for the recently enacted paid family and medical leave law and a statewide paid sick time law. Those protections, though, don’t kick in until 2023, said Family Forward’s Paluso.

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