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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Federal leaders who enforce anti-discrimination laws assured House members last week that they're still committed to protecting workers' civil rights despite lawmakers' criticism about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) decision not to collect pay data—broken down by job category, race, sex and ethnicity—in the future.
EEOC last year logged the fewest investigators to probe civil rights complaints in at least nine years, POLITICO’s Rebecca Rainey reports. The investigators numbered 741 in April 2018 and averaged 758 during that fiscal year. By comparison, during the last four years of the Obama administration there was an average of 825 EEOC investigators.
Democratic U.S Rep. Suzanne Bonamici made a three-point stop in St. Helens this past week. The congresswoman toured Legacy Health Clinic, the City of St. Helens’ waterfront redevelopment site, and St. Helens Middle School, where she was slated to be met by State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie).
Lawmakers from Oregon took a stand earlier this week for pollinators.
Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, as well Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, expressed concerns over the recent decision of the Environmental Protection Agency to approve new uses and lift restrictions for sulfoxaflor.
Several years ago, Washougal Mayor Molly Coston, then the president of the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, was approached by Chris Collins of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP), a Portland-based environmental protection nonprofit coalition of public and private groups.
In the neighborhoods around San Jose, more than 1 in 9 seniors struggle to get enough to eat.
Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Co-Chair of the House Oceans Caucus and a Member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, is applauding the passage of two bipartisan bills to permanently safeguard coasts from oil and gas drilling.
Oregon Democrats are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to defend its decision to expand the use of a pesticide considered harmful to bees.
Oregon Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talks gun laws, student loan debt, climate change, making childcare affordable, and more about her top priorities in Congress after the Augest recess.