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May 2, 2019 Press Release
My home state of Oregon is one of the many states committed to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement targets, but climate change is a global crisis.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
I am extremely concerned by Secretary Acosta’s evasive answers to my questions about workers’ wages.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
Our oceans and estuaries are facing the consequences of our inaction to reduce anthropogenic carbon emissions.
April 30, 2019 Press Release
This winter’s severe winter storm brought in cold Arctic air and included heavy wet snows, freezing rain, heavy rains, flooding, and numerous landslides, which all contributed to road closures, structural losses, extended periods of loss of power and heat, and needs for emergency services for the most vulnerable Oregonians.
April 22, 2019 Press Release
As we transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy, we must recognize that marine energy is an untapped renewable energy source.
April 16, 2019 Press Release
We led several of our Oregon delegation colleagues in seeking answers from the Administration about the lack of accountability and transparency at Chemawa, running into many obstacles in doing so, not least of which is an order from Indian Affairs leadership restricting Chemawa staff from speaking with us.
April 12, 2019 Press Release
We must do more to prevent lung cancer and support patients – especially women – who are battling this devastating disease.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
I’m troubled by Sec. DeVos’ answers to my questions during today’s hearing.
April 8, 2019 Press Release
Students pursue higher education to work toward a brighter future, but too often the burden of student loan debt holds them back from reaching their full potential.
April 4, 2019 Press Release
As we consider future budgets and appropriations, we must adjust spending levels to respond to the latest science and to repeated calls from the scientific community to invest in efforts to meaningfully address climate change.


In The News

August 4, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers here in Oregon have been responding to this weekend’s shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. 

August 2, 2019 In The News

It just got easier to vote in Oregon, with new laws being signed Friday making it free to mail in ballots, requiring campaign ads to say who paid for them and making political organizations identify their largest donors.

August 2, 2019 In The News

Oregon still doesn’t have campaign finance regulations, but the 2020 elections will include some important differences from past races, under bills signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Friday.

August 1, 2019 In The News

Human rights defenders on Wednesday wished imprisoned Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul a "happy" 30th birthday - the second Hathloul has spent behind bars since being jailed last year.

The Saudi women's rights activist is one of 11 women detained in May last year amid a wide sweeping crackdown on dissent.

July 31, 2019 In The News

Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio, along with Sen. Ron Wyden and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader, pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a letter Wednesday to immediately withdraw a harmful proposed rule that would take food assistance away from 3 million Americans, including 66,000 Oregonians.

July 28, 2019 In The News

Four members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are giving top officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs a month and a half to provide what might seem simple: a map of federal land at the north end of Salem.

With Google maps and satellite images a keystroke away for anyone with a computer, how hard can it be to provide a map of the Chemawa Indian School?

July 28, 2019 In The News

Four Democratic members of Oregon’s congressional delegation spent their Sunday morning on a tour of two Portland-based facilities that house young migrants who traveled to the United States without a parent or legal guardian.

July 27, 2019 In The News

Two bills — one signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown earlier this month (HB 2829), and one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 3742) — offer the most significant opportunities to fund fish and wildlife conservation in a century.

July 26, 2019 In The News

A celebration to recognize those involved with helping establish a 16-unit affordable housing apartment complex in St. Helens was hosted last week.

On Friday, July 19, a grand opening ceremony was held at the 18th Street Development, a recently completed affordable housing apartment complex — already fully occupied — as a way to honor those involved that made the project possible.