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January 3, 2019 Press Release
Representing Northwest Oregon is a great honor and I’m humbled to have the trust of Oregonians for another term.
December 23, 2018 Press Release
It is deeply troubling that GOP Congressional leaders and President Trump have put politics over the safety of our nation and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are now furloughed through the holidays with no relief in sight.
December 20, 2018 Press Release
We write to express our deep concern about recent reporting from Reuters detailing the presence of asbestos in talcum powder products used in a variety of consumer goods, including baby powders commonly used on infants.
December 20, 2018 Press Release
Updating this program and investing in research on HABs and hypoxia will help Oregonians and people across the country who are facing the dangerous effects of exposure to harmful algal blooms in drinking water sources, oceans, and lakes.
December 20, 2018 Press Release
For too long our criminal justice system has meted out punishment that outweighs the crimes. Too many nonviolent offenders have been locked away for lengthy periods of time, preventing them from being with their families and contributing to their communities.
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December 19, 2018 Press Release
We write to respectfully request that you allocate robust funding in the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for programs that address a widespread and ever-increasing problem: toxic algal blooms, also called harmful algal blooms (HABs).
December 18, 2018 Press Release
The Federal Commission on School Safety’s recommendations prove once again that the Trump Administration is not acting in the best interest of students.
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December 18, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), announced the designation of Oregon’s Van Duzer Corridor as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) this month.

 

December 13, 2018 Press Release
We write to convey our grave concern that time is running out for the United States to work to reverse and mitigate the worst effects of a warming climate.
December 12, 2018 Press Release
Federal agriculture and food programs have not kept pace with the new challenges facing many small farms and our most vulnerable populations, and it is past time that we act to provide a meaningful safety net.

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In The News

January 25, 2019 In The News

Despite President Trump ending the longest-ever government shutdown in US history, many major airports are being slowed by the fact TSA agents have called out sick.

Friday is the 2nd payday these affected federal workers didn't get a paycheck. They will get back pay, but that won't be for a while.

January 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader, all Oregon Democrats, visited furloughed air traffic controllers and TSA staff at Portland International Airport.

The Senate and House both unanimously passed bills Friday that would fund the government for three weeks while lawmakers discuss immigration issues that led to the shutdown.

January 22, 2019 In The News

Furloughed and unpaid federal workers from around the state were bracing for more financial uncertainty while also receiving emergency help from food pantries to feed their families as the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history entered its second month and 32nd day on Tuesday.

January 21, 2019 In The News

They’re together again for the first time in 40 years.

January 19, 2019 In The News

Members of Oregon's delegation to the U.S. Capitol have parked the blame for the

January 18, 2019 In The News

As furloughed federal workers scramble to cover their bills, members of Congress are imploring the Education Department to help those workers manage their student loans during the partial government shutdown.

January 18, 2019 In The News

Members of Oregon's congressional delegation went to the Oregon Food Bank on Friday to highlight the impact the partial shutdown of the federal government is having.

The government shutdown is now heading into its 5th week and federal workers are struggling without pay.

January 18, 2019 In The News

A new Democratic bill to give legal status to illegal immigrant farmworkers is positive but lacks any foreign guestworker reform, says Michael Marsh, president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers.

January 18, 2019 In The News

Following the indictment of gay rights activist and political fundraiser Terry Bean on child sexual assault charges, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has returned contributions to her campaign made by Bean.

Bean was indicted in Lane County on two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

January 18, 2019 In The News

As furloughed federal workers scramble to cover their bills, members of Congress are imploring the Education Department to help those workers manage their student loans during the partial government shutdown.

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