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March 5, 2019 Press Release
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings introduced the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act. The SAFE Lending Act would crack down on some of the worst abuses of the payday lending industry, particularly in online payday lending, and protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that strip wealth from working families.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
The economic vitality of coastal states like Oregon depends on the health of our oceans, and greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are changing ocean chemistry.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
The Senate’s confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the EPA is deeply disappointing.
February 27, 2019 Statements
I am sad to hear that Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson passed away last night following his brave battle with cancer.
February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [02/27/19] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) praised the passage of landmark legislation to help prevent gun violence.

February 26, 2019 Statements
I rise today to express my support for this resolution to terminate the President’s declaration of a national emergency on February 15, 2019.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to share their talents with people who visit the U.S. Capitol from all over the world.
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February 22, 2019 Press Release
Domestic violence survivors and the agencies that support them should be able to rely on the federal support they need.
February 19, 2019 Press Release
According to detainees and advocates, the purpose of the hunger strikes in El Paso and elsewhere is to call attention to mistreatment and abuse in immigration detention.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
Our coastal communities rely on accurate ocean data and monitoring for information on ocean acidification, harmful algal bloom and hypoxia forecasting, tsunami preparedness, navigation, and port security.

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May 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Former teachers at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon accuse the school of failing to keep students safe. 

Educators and parents testified before Congress this week on allegations against the Native American boarding school. 

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May 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas.

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May 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Traesa Keith is the mother of a student who died at the Chemawa Indian School, a federally operated Native American boarding school. 

She said her daughter had one of the biggest hearts. She also said valuable time was lost because the school assumed her daughter’s medical emergency was a student fight.

May 16, 2019 In The News

“Total crisis” was the phrase Sonya Moody-Jurado used in her Capitol Hill testimony to describe Chemawa Indian School, an off-reservation boarding school managed by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).

Moody-Jurado should know the school’s problems; she chaired the school board from 2015 to 2018.

May 13, 2019 In The News

Three Democratic members of Congress, two from Oregon and one from Washington, made the case for Medicare for All on Saturday in Portland.

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May 11, 2019 In The News

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is pushing for the passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, this year’s iteration of a bill that would provide for, among other things, clearing trees in the name of wildfire prevention.

May 11, 2019 In The News

A standard-bearer in the Medicare for All movement found a receptive audience during a pit stop in Portland — though

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May 10, 2019 In The News

A classroom of preschoolers at the Head Start facility near McBride Elementary School in St. Helens got a special visit Monday afternoon, May 6.

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May 10, 2019 In The News

Finding solutions to address affordable housing — not only in Columbia County but across the state and country — is complex and multifaceted.

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May 8, 2019 In The News

In a report that elicited calls for congressional action, the New York Times revealedWednesday that "senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency disregarded the advice of their own scientists and lawyers in April when the agency i

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