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October 11, 2018 Press Release
The ocean is resilient and we can help it heal, but we cannot continue to ignore the garbage polluting our oceans and shores.
October 9, 2018 Press Release
When people travel by air, they often experience lost luggage, delays, or other complications that are entirely out of their control.
October 2, 2018 Press Release
Working families should be able to retire with financial security and dignity; unfortunately, women in Oregon and across the country still face systemic discrimination in the workforce that prevents them from saving enough money to retire.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
Too many workers in Northwest Oregon and across the country are still struggling to make ends meet. Workforce development programs help more people—particularly those with barriers to employment—access the education, training, credentials, and support services they need to secure better paying jobs.
September 27, 2018 Press Release
The proposed repeal of the glider rule is a serious and important issue that may impact the health and safety of the public in significant and harmful ways.
September 26, 2018 Press Release
Declaring a disaster will allow hard-hit communities that depend on fisheries revenue and jobs to seek federal assistance and begin the recovery process.
September 19, 2018 Press Release
Oregonians are facing the consequences of limited scientific understanding of harmful algal blooms and the dangerous effects of exposure.
September 14, 2018 Press Release
Harnessing energy from waves, currents, and tides is an exciting frontier in the renewable energy sector.
September 10, 2018 Press Release
This proposed rule… would have a significant impact on the economy, the environment, and consumers in our state and around the country.
September 10, 2018 Press Release
Secretary DeVos’s decision to allow gun purchases with federal education funds is in direct contravention to the program’s authorizing statute, recent Congressional action, and longstanding policy governing the distribution of federal funds. Congress must uphold federal law and decisively prohibit such action through the FY19 Labor-HHS funding bill.


In The News

January 10, 2019 In The News

Two Oregon lawmakers have applauded legislation introduced by Congressman Peter DeFazio that would provide funding for the Coast Guard and ensure that active duty and reserve members are paid during the government shutdown.

A release from the 4th District Congressman said members of the Guard are the only members of the United States military that are not being paid at this time.

January 8, 2019 In The News

More than 700 air traffic controllers and security officers continue to show up to work at airports across Oregon with no assurance of their next paycheck as the federal government shutdown hit the 18-day mark on Tuesday.

Some workers, however, are growing increasingly worried.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Two Democratic members of Congress from Oregon met with TSA agents and air-traffic controllers at Portland International Airport on Tuesday before flying back to Washington, D.C.

U.S. representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader met with the federal workers who are considered "essential," which means they're working without pay, like others across the country.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Air traffic controllers and TSA agents at Portland International Airport told lawmakers they’re selling plasma and considering looking for work in the private sector as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.

January 8, 2019 In The News

As the partial government shutdown enters its 3rd week, problems are arising at airports across the country.

Hundreds of TSA agents have decided that if they're not getting paid, they're going to call in sick -- which in turn has caused long lines at checkpoints. The most impacted airports so far are New York, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth.

January 7, 2019 In The News

The battle over whether Obamacare is legal is working its way to the U.S. Supreme Court again.

Democrats like Oregon’s Suzanne Bonamici say they won control of the House of Representatives because of their healthcare platform.

“I think that the voters across the country sent a message that they care about issues like access to healthcare,” she says.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Earl Blumenauer have re-introduced their bill to expand Oregon-style vote-by-mail nationwide.

A release from the two members of the Oregon Congressional delegation said the House included a portion of that bill in House Resolution 1, which is a package of what they call “pro-democratic” reforms

January 4, 2019 In The News

If the state's newly released high school graduation rate report serves just one purpose, it should be as impetus for a crackdown on virtual charter schools, including one which more than doubled in size after graduating only 22 of its 1,009 seniors last spring.

January 2, 2019 In The News

Welcome to 2019. As Democrats assume control of the House this week, all eyes in the education world will be on what the new dynamic in Washington will mean for congressional oversight of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration Education Department.

December 20, 2018 In The News

The U.S. Congresswoman is entering her fifth term on a roll: Her party will lead the House, she's targeting several critical areas and, while she considers herself as only "staying in," as opposed to "living in," D.C., Bonamici will play a key part in helping her newer colleagues assimilate to Capitol life.