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April 16, 2020 Press Release
During this challenging time, I’m hearing from many small business owners who are justifiably upset about the lack of clarity around the loan program that was intended to help them.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
A staggering number of Oregonians have filed unemployment claims in the last four weeks.
April 15, 2020 Press Release
Utility services are especially critical for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2020 Press Release
We know that communities of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and other currently and historically marginalized communities face inequitable access to health and worse health outcomes, in addition to differences in the quality of care and the collection of health data.
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April 13, 2020 Press Release
Even before the current COVID-19 pandemic, too many families were struggling to find affordable, high-quality child care.
April 10, 2020 Press Release
The unprecedented harm from the coronavirus pandemic requires an extraordinary response.
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April 9, 2020 Statements
Last month nearly ten million workers across the country filed unemployment claims in a two-week period, surpassing previous records.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
We must invest billions, not millions in our workers and workforce system.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
No one should be forced to choose between paying their energy bills and paying for food.
April 8, 2020 Press Release
The Administration must meet these heroes on the front lines and deliver these Congressionally appropriated dollars without delay to those in need.

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In The News

June 25, 2020 In The News

A lack of safe and affordable child care amid the coronavirus pandemic is keeping many working parents from returning to the office as more companies call employees back to their jobs — threatening to extend the economic crisis and erode decades of gains for women in the workplace.

June 24, 2020 In The News

The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 18, rejected the Trump White House's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. 

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June 24, 2020 In The News

Five members of Oregon's congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Marshals Service to disclose information about airplanes surveilling protesters in Portland and potentially mining their cellphone data.

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June 23, 2020 In The News

House Democratic leaders on Monday unveiled the text of a broad $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions for clean energy and clean water. "Those who don't believe in climate change, tough luck," Transportation Chair Peter DeFazio said when announcing the bill last week. "We're going to deal with it."

June 22, 2020 In The News

Susan Purdy, director at Sonbeam Preschool and Daycare in Portland, apologized for getting emotional on the phone. “My heart is just breaking for the parents,” she says, as she describes the challenging situation faced by both parents and childcare facilities under COVID-19 guidelines. 

June 18, 2020 In The News

Oregon's U.S. senators, both Democrats, called on the Republican majority to allow a vote on legislation to give permanent status to thousands of young immigrants brought to this country illegally as children. 


Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton who sits in the 1st District seat, said this in a statement: 

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June 15, 2020 In The News

Responding to concerns from Clatsop County, the Oregon Health Authority said the state will not recommend mandatory coronavirus testing for essential workers at seafood plants and other food processors.

June 15, 2020 In The News

Oregon plans to test all workers and residents in large senior care homes for the coronavirus by Sept. 30 and then retest all workers once a month, public health officials announced Monday.

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June 13, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici pressed for clearer coronavirus screening guidelines Saturday in response to a report by The Oregonian/OregonLive about a Latino couple twice rejected for testing.

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June 12, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Bonamici releases an in depth report on the state of child care in Oregon and calls for investment of $50 billion in child care nationwide.


PORTLAND, Ore — No child care, no economic recovery. That's the bottom line for Oregon's first district Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici when it comes to reopening the economy and recovering from the pandemic.

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