Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted for the Senate’s bipartisan student loan compromise that will lower undergraduate student loan interest rates for subsidized Stafford loans from 6.8 to 3.86 percent for 2013.
Washington D.C. – The House of Representatives today voted to pass a provision authored by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) that would halt the Army’s retirement of 34 C-23 Sherpa aircraft needed by the Army National Guard in Oregon and throughout the country. The amendment was successfully added to the Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Appropriations bill by a vote of 264 to 154.
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind).
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against H.R. 2668 – a bill designed to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by delaying for one year the individual health insurance responsibility requirement. The lynchpin ACA provision, set to take effect on January 1, 2014, requires Americans, with a few exceptions, to have health insurance.
St. Helens, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today visited the St. Helens Senior Center to talk with seniors about cuts to federally funded home-delivered nutrition programs, like Meals on Wheels. Automatic across-the-board spending cuts will result in 7,000 fewer meals served by the Community Action Team program in Columbia, Clatsop, and Tillamook counties.
Beaverton, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today unveiled the Opportunities for Success Act (H.R. 2659), legislation she introduced to help make unpaid internships more accessible to low-income students. The legislation is part of Bonamici’s new College to Jobs Agenda, which aims to reduce unemployment and underemployment among recent college graduates.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against a revised version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2642). The legislation, which is opposed by the Oregon Farm Bureau, contains no provisions for nutrition programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Beaverton, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today met with hunger-relief advocates at the Oregon Food Bank West to discuss how proposed cuts to federal nutrition assistance programs will increase the already great burden faced by families and hunger-relief programs in Oregon.
Beaverton, Ore. – The interest rate on new federally subsidized student loans this week jumped from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) has cosponsored legislation to temporarily return to the 3.4 percent rate and is calling on her colleagues to work together for a long term solution.
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Oregon legislators are reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
About 700 people rallied Tuesday afternoon to protest President Trump's plan to end the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program.
If that happens, nearly 800,000 people transported to the country as children could be deported and would be barred from working and studying here legally. About 12,500 of DACA recipients live in Oregon, nearly 5,000 of them in the Portland area.
State and federal politicians from Oregon are calling on the Trump administration and Congress to provide funds for battling wildfires ravaging the state.
Some of the elected officials also urged Congress to change how the federal government doles out wildfire aid in the West.
August Recess is coming to an end. As members prepare to head back to Capitol Hill, Roll Call takes a look at how some lawmakers spent the month.
College costs, student loan debt and net neutrality were among the topics raised by some of Oregon's youngest workers when they met Monday (Aug. 28) with two U.S. representatives, both elected in 2012.
Just days before the end of the August congressional recess, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici spent part of her Tuesday visiting the Elsie Stuhr Center in Beaverton, then riding shotgun for a Meals on Wheels tour of the area, to meet seniors and to discuss their issues.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici toured Beaverton on Tuesday with Meals on Wheels, visiting seniors at their homes.
She says the service is crucial for older Americans, and she'll fight to keep it around despite threats of budget cuts from the White House.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — An Oregon member of Congress heard from organic dairy cooperative members last week about what they want from the next farm bill.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., toured the newly refurbished Organic Valley Creamery and Forest Glen Jerseys dairy farm on Aug. 25 and was briefed on the co-op’s priorities as Congress works on a new farm bill.