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.
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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.
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.
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”