Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley along with U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader said today that 31 Oregon counties will receive about $39.3 million in Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payments for schools, roads, law enforcement and other essential services.
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Oregon received $354 million of the $36 billion dedicated to education in the $1.9 trillion ARPA, according to U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.
Science is back, and we have the momentum to take bold climate action. The ocean must be part of the solution. As congressional leaders on ocean issues, we have witnessed how the climate crisis is affecting both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Off the North Coast of Oregon, changes in ocean conditions and acidifying waters threaten many fisheries.
The play featured a bipartisan cast including Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Reps.
After considering more than 70 applications, Rep. Bonamici is seeking over $2 million through Community Project Funding to expand and maintain the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health clinic in Newberg.
Now, with Congress and the White House focused on transportation and infrastructure, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici — a Democrat who represents all of Washington County in the U.S. House of Representatives — is asking for $4 million to go toward safety improvements along Highway 8.
"I'm going to do all I can to advocate for this project," Bonamici told Pamplin Media Group on Thursday, June 3, after meeting with community leaders and representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation in Aloha.
Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) introduced a bill that would repeal a tax break for business meals implemented by the Trump administration. The bill would redirect the money—which amounts to more than $5 billion over two years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation—to the Child Care and Development Fund.
Havlik has also been supported by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (they nominated her for admission to the Air Force Academy), and state Sen. Betsy Johnson. Havlik works at the Scappoose Industrial Airpark for Transwestern Aviation, which is managed by Johnson's husband, John Helm.
The child care crisis is being felt around the country, leading legislators to take action. On March 16, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici reintroduced the Child Care Is Infrastructure Act, which would establish loan and grant programs for child care facilities and early-childhood educators.