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January 28, 2019 Press Release
I’m proud that the Opportunities for Success Act is my first bill in the 116th Congress.
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January 25, 2019 Press Release
I am relieved that dedicated federal employees can finally get paid. It is entirely unacceptable that the shutdown went on for so long.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
Each day the federal government requires ‘excepted’ employees to perform work without pay is untenable and the DoL has the authority to help ease that hardship by allowing these ‘excepted’ federal employees the ability to apply for unemployment insurance.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
We are concerned that rescission of the guidance reflects a lack of commitment on the part of the Departments to fully enforce federal civil rights law that is intended to ensure that students are not discriminated against because of their race, color, or national origin.
January 19, 2019 Press Release
President Trump said he would be ‘proud to shut down the government;’ now he must end it and do so immediately before more people are hurt.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
Many federal employees do not know how they will pay their rent or mortgage, put food on the table or gas in their car, and pay for childcare.
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January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today I was proud to vote for a bill to guarantee that workers will be paid once this shutdown finally concludes. This should provide a small measure of certainty for federal employees, but it does not change the unacceptable fact that about 800,000 employees will miss their paycheck today.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
Missing even one paycheck can have catastrophic consequences. It is far too high a cost for these dedicated federal employees to pay for a policy fight they did not start and have no power to end.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
It is unacceptable that the government shutdown has affected the men and women of the US Coast Guard, who provide critical protections for our coastal and riverfront communities in many ways.

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March 3, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici was one of almost three dozen guest readers at Maplewood Elementary School in Portland on Read Across America Day on Friday.

March 2, 2019 In The News

About 2,000 people filled downtown Portland for the 2019 Womxn's March and Rally for Action on Sunday.

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March 2, 2019 In The News

Women took to the streets Sunday afternoon as part of the "Womxn's March and Rally for Action."

It was a peaceful march and many of those who attended said they were there to promote unity and gender rights. 

Organizers kicked off the event with presentations, music and indigenous speakers. Lawmakers including Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici were there. 

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February 28, 2019 In The News

The 2019 Womxn’s March & Rally for Action will take place March 3. The theme of the march is to ​educate, engage and empower​ womxn to fight for positive change and equality. The event will consist of a rally, a march and booths where participants can engage with local nonprofits and social justice organizations.

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February 28, 2019 In The News

More than 100 recreation industry leaders applauded the passage of the Natural Resources Management Act during a reception yesterday for the 116th Congress hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable.

February 27, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has praised House approval of a bill requiring criminal background checks for almost all firearms sales and transfers.

February 27, 2019 In The News

After a months-long battle with brain cancer, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson died Tuesday night. He was 69-years-old.

Richardson announced last June that doctors had found a small tumor in his brain.

His office said that he died around 9 p.m.while at home, surrounded by friends and family

February 27, 2019 In The News

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson died Tuesday night following his battle with cancer.

The news was announced Wednesday morning. The 69-year-old secretary of state was surrounded by friends and family at the time of his passing.

February 27, 2019 In The News

The death of Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who'd battled brain cancer for the last seven months, has saddened state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

February 23, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, newly empowered with leadership of a House subcommittee, says she wants to press forward with the renewal of federal spending authority for programs that help older people.

The latest three-year extension of the Older Americans Act, a law first passed in 1965, is due to expire this fall.

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