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June 28, 2018 Press Release
"I am extremely concerned about the well-being of the thousands of children and infants who have been separated from their parents. Now that a court has ruled that the government must quickly reunite families, we must make sure the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services have a clear plan to quickly return children to their parents."
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June 27, 2018 Press Release
“Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 will hurt working families and organized labor, but unions have persevered in the face of adversity before and will again.”
June 20, 2018 Press Release
"Most people would agree it’s a good idea to have a plan, especially when it comes to managing precious natural resources like our oceans. Not President Trump. His administration just abandoned the National Ocean Policy, leaving our oceans more vulnerable to climate change, overfishing, and changing chemistry."
June 20, 2018 Press Release
Sens. Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader today demanded Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen immediately reverse the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy that’s left asylum seekers dumped in federal prisons.
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June 18, 2018 Press Release
“We were there to see more than 120 men who came to the United States seeking a better life. Most were asking for asylum because they experienced violence or persecution in their home countries. Several had traveled to the border with a wife and a child or children; none knew where their family members are."
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June 18, 2018 Press Release
“The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy is cruel and inhumane,” Bonamici said. “Criminalizing victimhood, endangering children, and ripping babies from the arms of their parents in a callous effort to deter further migration is despicable. No biblical rationale can justify these actions."
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June 13, 2018 Press Release
"People are dying every day because of the opioid crisis, and too many people have seen their lives and families ravaged by substance abuse. Legislation passed today by the House will take steps toward helping families, preventing opioid abuse, and increasing treatment and recovery."
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June 13, 2018 Press Release
"We have a moral and civil rights obligation to make sure that all children have access to a high-quality public education that includes great schools, great teachers, and great administrators. In Oregon less than half of the students who attend online for-profit charter schools graduated on time in 2016."
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June 12, 2018 Press Release
"Separating families as a punishment for seeking a safe future for themselves and their children through lawfully-established channels is deeply abhorrent and can lead to permanent harm to the health and well-being of these children. This approach is as cruel as it is misguided, and it should be abandoned."
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June 12, 2018 Press Release
“We are deeply concerned by reports that [Bureau of Prisons] and ICE are hindering detainees’ access to legal counsel, consular staff, and family communication in this facility. We request that you immediately allow detainees to access legal service providers through free telephone calls," the delegation wrote.
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July 17, 2018 In The News

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said today that he has joined his senate colleagues in introducing legislation that would ensure gun dealers are not engaging in illegal sales and provide the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) with clear enforcement mechanisms.

July 16, 2018 In The News

The imprisonment of 123 asylum seekers at the federal prison in Sheridan has sparked the creation of a new local activist group called ICE Out of Sheridan.

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July 16, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced that Community Action Team Inc. of Columbia County received $2.16 million in federal funding for its Head Start program. Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Community Action Team Inc.

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July 12, 2018 In The News
Congresswoman Bonamici (OR-01) issued the following statement after the Trump administration repealed guidance on diversity in education that was put in place by the Obama administration.
 
July 11, 2018 In The News

A day after the Trump administration missed its court-appointed deadline for the reunification of just over 100 young immigrant children with their parents, an Oregon congresswoman offered her services to help the relevant federal agency.

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July 11, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, during a speech on the House floor Wednesday offered to volunteer her own time to help reunite separated families.

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July 10, 2018 In The News

"As a leader in women's rights, education and labor, the congresswoman is highly aware of the impact of the current border issues on our communities, our counties and our state," said Maribel De Leon, director of microenterprise programs at Adelante Mujeres.

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July 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, met with immigrant leaders about family separations Monday.

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July 6, 2018 In The News

PORTLAND, Ore. - Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Gov.

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