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October 16, 2018 Press Release
Today’s decision by the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC sends a clear message to Secretary DeVos: the Department of Education must stop putting the interest of for-profit companies before the interest of students.
October 11, 2018 Press Release
The ocean is resilient and we can help it heal, but we cannot continue to ignore the garbage polluting our oceans and shores.
October 9, 2018 Press Release
When people travel by air, they often experience lost luggage, delays, or other complications that are entirely out of their control.
October 2, 2018 Press Release
Working families should be able to retire with financial security and dignity; unfortunately, women in Oregon and across the country still face systemic discrimination in the workforce that prevents them from saving enough money to retire.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
Too many workers in Northwest Oregon and across the country are still struggling to make ends meet. Workforce development programs help more people—particularly those with barriers to employment—access the education, training, credentials, and support services they need to secure better paying jobs.
September 27, 2018 Press Release
The proposed repeal of the glider rule is a serious and important issue that may impact the health and safety of the public in significant and harmful ways.
September 26, 2018 Press Release
Declaring a disaster will allow hard-hit communities that depend on fisheries revenue and jobs to seek federal assistance and begin the recovery process.
September 19, 2018 Press Release
Oregonians are facing the consequences of limited scientific understanding of harmful algal blooms and the dangerous effects of exposure.
September 14, 2018 Press Release
Harnessing energy from waves, currents, and tides is an exciting frontier in the renewable energy sector.
September 10, 2018 Press Release
This proposed rule… would have a significant impact on the economy, the environment, and consumers in our state and around the country.


In The News

January 18, 2019 In The News

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.

January 18, 2019 In The News

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.

January 18, 2019 In The News

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.

January 18, 2019 In The News

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.

January 17, 2019 In The News

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.

January 17, 2019 In The News

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.

January 16, 2019 In The News

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.

January 15, 2019 In The News

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. 

January 14, 2019 In The News

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.)

January 14, 2019 In The News

<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.&nbsp;</p>