Beaverton, Ore.--Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced her fall town hall meeting schedule. The public events will occur throughout September around the 1st Congressional District. The schedule includes meetings in Clatskanie, Astoria, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Banks, Yamhill, Beaverton, and Sauvie Island.
Beaverton, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today presented Alexandra Joy Gritta of Portland, Oregon with the Congressional Award Gold Medal. The award is given to American youth who demonstrate initiative, service to others, and achievement.
Portland, OR – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici visited Hopworks Brewery today to call attention to Wall Street speculation in commodity markets that is driving up the prices of aluminum, copper, gas, and electricity.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today introduced the Protecting Access to Primary Care Act (H.R. 2986) to improve access to primary care for individuals enrolled in Medicaid. The bill will improve reimbursement rates for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary health care providers.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted for the Senate’s bipartisan student loan compromise that will lower undergraduate student loan interest rates for subsidized Stafford loans from 6.8 to 3.86 percent for 2013.
Washington D.C. – The House of Representatives today voted to pass a provision authored by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) that would halt the Army’s retirement of 34 C-23 Sherpa aircraft needed by the Army National Guard in Oregon and throughout the country. The amendment was successfully added to the Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Appropriations bill by a vote of 264 to 154.
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind).
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against H.R. 2668 – a bill designed to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by delaying for one year the individual health insurance responsibility requirement. The lynchpin ACA provision, set to take effect on January 1, 2014, requires Americans, with a few exceptions, to have health insurance.
St. Helens, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today visited the St. Helens Senior Center to talk with seniors about cuts to federally funded home-delivered nutrition programs, like Meals on Wheels. Automatic across-the-board spending cuts will result in 7,000 fewer meals served by the Community Action Team program in Columbia, Clatsop, and Tillamook counties.