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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.
December 12, 2018 Press Release
These deeply troubling findings confirm the initial reporting that [Education Department officials] - either knowingly or unknowingly - cited or relied on false and misleading information to reach the conclusion that ACICS's federal recognition should be restored.
December 4, 2018 Press Release
Creativity and innovation are key to our economy and essential to future economic growth.
November 23, 2018 Press Release
The National Climate Assessment adds to the overwhelming research demonstrating that the consequences of inaction on climate change will be serious and swift.
November 20, 2018 Press Release
A redefinition by this administration of the term gender for the purposes of federal law would express a careless disregard for medicine and science.
November 15, 2018 Press Release
As we recognize National Apprenticeship Week and Women in Apprenticeship Day, we must commit to strengthening apprenticeships and work-based learning programs.
November 2, 2018 Press Release
Access to safe and reliable drinking water is critical for our communities to stay healthy and thrive.
October 27, 2018 Press Release
My heart goes out to everyone affected by today’s horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
October 19, 2018 Press Release
ACICS has long faced concerns about its ability to meet federal standards.
October 18, 2018 Press Release
This unnecessary and counterproductive consolidation will undermine scientific integrity, jeopardize bedrock public health and environmental standards, and endanger the EPA’s ability to fulfill its mission of protecting human health and the environment.


In The News

January 31, 2019 In The News

The Democratic majority on the U.S. House of Representatives' education and labor committee has created a new subcommittee on civil rights and human services, which also will include a focus on equal employment opportunities, nutrition programs and the Older Americans Act.

January 29, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has been appointed chairwoman of the newly created House civil rights and human services subcommittee.

The subcommittee, part of the House Education and Labor Committee, advances policies on civil rights, equal employment opportunities, human services, nutrition and the Older Americans Act.

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 25, 2019 In The News

Some of Oregon’s congressional representatives met with TSA and air traffic controllers at Portland International Airport to talk about the shutdown.

Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader are reacting to the news of Friday’s deal

They said this deal is a good step forward, but they are not out of the woods yet.

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.