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May 5, 2021 Statements
The Trump administration’s proposed rule would have made workers vulnerable to employee misclassification and threatened workplace protections, especially for women.
May 5, 2021 Press Release
The City of Astoria, and furthermore, all of Clatsop County, are experiencing a severe affordable housing shortage.
April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [04/29/21] – During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Don Young (R-AK), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) response to sexual assault and sexual harassment, and to secure more resources for survivors.

April 28, 2021 Press Release
President Mitsui is a champion for community colleges, and I am grateful he testified at our hearing today about the support students need as we recover from the pandemic and build back better.
April 27, 2021 Press Release
Andrea Paluso has been a tireless advocate for families and caregivers, advancing legislative solutions and making a difference in the lives of women and families.
April 22, 2021 Press Release
Our ocean and coastal ecosystems are often overlooked and undervalued, but they are among the world’s most productive working ecosystems and can help in our work to solve the climate crisis.
April 21, 2021 Statements
Individuals and families seeking entry to the US should be treated with respect and dignity.
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April 20, 2021 Statements
George Floyd’s murder is a tragedy and a painful chapter in our country’s history of systemic racism.
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April 16, 2021 Press Release
As Co-Chair of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, I know that estuaries are on the frontlines of the climate crisis and essential to the economic vitality and environmental integrity of Oregon.
April 15, 2021 Press Release
The Equal Pay Act has been law for more than a half century, but in 2021, equal pay for equal work is still not a reality for many women, especially women of color.

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June 24, 2021 In The News

The Oregonian/OregonLive asked 7 U.S. Congressional members from Oregon and 89 members of the Oregon Legislature if they'd been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

June 24, 2021 In The News

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D) in an interview: “I don’t think the new service standards are necessary. They don’t need to slow down. They could make the positive reforms without the delivery delays. And it would be serious, for example, if someone’s waiting for medication, and they missed a day or two of medication, if someone has important information they need to make a business decision.

June 24, 2021 In The News

“My home state of Oregon has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the country, and I have heard from many workers, particularly those in the technology industry, who believe they have been dismissed or denied employment because of their age,” Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, said in comments on the House floor Wednesday. Bonamici was among those who introduced the legislation.

June 21, 2021 In The News

"What really helps is to make the vaccine available and accessible and come to the community. So we are here in a large parking lot in Tektronix," said Congresswoman Bonamici.

June 21, 2021 In The News

The Protecting Our Students in School Act would prohibit corporal punishment in schools that receive federal funding, and establish a grant program to help improve school climate and culture. It was introduced June 10 in the U.S. House and Senate by a trio of Democrats: U.S. Reps. A. Donald McEachin of Virgina and Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, along with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

June 21, 2021 In The News

On June 10, Reps. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) recently reintroduced the Protecting Our Students in School Act of 2021, which takes steps to eliminate the harmful, antiquated practice of hitting children in public schools.

June 14, 2021 In The News

Oregon congresswoman and LCC alumni Suzanne Bonamici joined the ceremony as the keynote speaker and was awarded the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. "As I reflect on the past 17 months of the pandemic, the magnitude of loss of loved ones, jobs, businesses and opportunities remains unfathomable," Bonamici said.

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June 11, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici is pushing for federal funding to increase resources for small businesses throughout Columbia County. Bonamici, who will see her district shrink when Oregon gets a sixth representative in Congress, recently spoke with the Spotlight about redistricting, workforce development, redistricting, potential community projects, childcare and more.

June 10, 2021 In The News

“People still haven't been fully vaccinated. I think this is adding to peoples’ concern of going back to work. I think people are concerned about their health,” Walsh said. “I do not feel that the $300 bonus is keeping people out of work.” Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., said high child care costs have also kept parents at home.

June 10, 2021 In The News

Reps. Bonamici and Dan Young (R-AK) introduced the BLUE GLOBE (Bolstering Longterm Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries) that would reauthorize a NOAA program dedicated to researching and addressing workforce shortages in the “blue economy.”

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