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At the start of the year, the 116th Congress was sworn into office, immediately becoming the most diverse Congress in history—all in th
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They’re together again for the first time in 40 years.
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.