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At his second stop, Southridge High School in Beaverton, Cardona held a roundtable discussion with students and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici about the President's American Family Plan, a proposal that includes two years of free community college. "When graduates of community college graduate, they have a 21% increase in their earning potential," said Cardona.
Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will continue his tour in Oregon to discuss the provisions within President Biden's Build Back Better agenda that provide students pathways to affordable higher education, including providing two years of free community college.
In Oregon, Cardona will hold a roundtable with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) to discuss the president’s pledge to publicly fund two years of community college.
Both Bonamici and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader included several regional projects in their Invest in America Act funds. Bonamici included nearly $19 million for nine projects in her proposals, mostly similar transportation-related work in Washington, Columbia, Clatsop and Multnomah counties.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici secured $19.36 million within the transportation bill to go toward five transportation projects in Northwest Oregon. Bonamici represents Oregon's First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop and Columbia counties and part of Multnomah County.
A joint release said this season could be worse than the unprecedented 2020 season. Their letter said, “As you know, Oregon, and the rest of the West, experienced an unprecedented and destructive wildfire season in 2020. More than 50,000 fires burned 10 million acres with fires lasting well into the fall”.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici joined Meals on Wheels in Southwest Portland Thursday to deliver food to those in need. KATU News spoke with Rep. Bonamici, who thanked all Meals on Wheels volunteers for their diligence throughout the pandemic. "Especially during the pandemic, where social isolation was such an issue and concern among seniors who are home-bound.
Suzanne Bonamici, US Representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district said: “The ocean covers more than 70% of the surface of our planet and we can capture the power of its waves, currents and tides to help power our homes, buildings and communities.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici is requesting $902,500 in funding for a landslide mitigation project in Astoria that would help protect a neighborhood from common winter flooding or the Big One — the Cascadia Subduction Earthquake that would impact a 600-mile fault located 70-100 miles off the West Coast of North America.
While a lot of work still needs to be done, Multnomah County's new Behavioral Health Resource Center is coming along. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury went inside the building, which is located at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Oak Street, for a quick tour. County commissioners approved the $26 million center earlier this year.