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Members of Oregon's congressional delegation went to the Oregon Food Bank on Friday to highlight the impact the partial shutdown of the federal government is having.
The government shutdown is now heading into its 5th week and federal workers are struggling without pay.
A new Democratic bill to give legal status to illegal immigrant farmworkers is positive but lacks any foreign guestworker reform, says Michael Marsh, president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers.
Following the indictment of gay rights activist and political fundraiser Terry Bean on child sexual assault charges, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has returned contributions to her campaign made by Bean.
Bean was indicted in Lane County on two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
As furloughed federal workers scramble to cover their bills, members of Congress are imploring the Education Department to help those workers manage their student loans during the partial government shutdown.
The Trump administration is threatening to punish California regulators over their decision to turn away a large for-profit college seeking state approval for funding under the GI Bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at an event celebrating the introduction of a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 per hour said that she and her colleagues do not “begrudge anyone their success or their income” but they do “begrudge exploitation” of workers.
At least 80 members of Congress have said they will refuse their paychecks or donate their earnings for the length of the shutdown in solidarity with unpaid federal employees.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin is asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to "proactively" reach out to student loan providers to encourage special dispensation for federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
On Jan. 11th, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) released the following statement as the partial government shutdown reached its 21st day, threatening to become the longest government shutdown in U.S. history (the shutdown has now become the longest in history.)
<p>Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ever elected to a federal office. In 1917, 128 years after the first United States Congress convened, she was sworn into its 65th session. </p>