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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.