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September 10, 2018 Press Release
Secretary DeVos’s decision to allow gun purchases with federal education funds is in direct contravention to the program’s authorizing statute, recent Congressional action, and longstanding policy governing the distribution of federal funds. Congress must uphold federal law and decisively prohibit such action through the FY19 Labor-HHS funding bill.
September 6, 2018 Press Release
Many bright and motivated people simply cannot afford to take an unpaid internship, no matter how prestigious it might be, because they need to earn money to continue paying for college or to support themselves or their families.
September 5, 2018 Press Release
For many borrowers, student loan debt affects the ability to buy a home, purchase a new car, afford childcare, or access capital to start a small business.
September 4, 2018 Press Release
This is a pivotal time in our country on many issues, so it is important for people to participate in our democracy and make their voices heard.
August 28, 2018 Press Release
Students and school staff deserve a learning environment that is safe, welcoming, and conducive to quality instruction and student learning.
August 23, 2018 Press Release
Secretary DeVos and President Trump’s latest plan to allow school districts to use federal funding meant for mental health services and other important student support programs to buy guns is irresponsible and dangerous.
August 21, 2018 Press Release

BEAVERTON, Ore. [08/21/18] – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced that Easterseals Oregon will receive $1.5M in federal funding over three years to provide employment services for homeless veterans in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.

August 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [08/15/18] – Congresswoman Bonamici, Senators Wyden and Merkley, and Representatives DeFazio, Blumenauer, and Schrader called on the Trump Administration to work with China to reduce or eliminate Chinese tariffs that are harming Oregon’s hazelnut farmers and making it difficult for them to compete with growers in other countries.

August 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [08/10/18] – Congresswoman Bonamici (OR-01) issued the following statement after the Trump administration moved to repeal the gainful employment rule, which protects students attending career colleges from being burdened by student loan debt that they cannot repay. 


August 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Members of the Oregon congressional delegation, including United States Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader today called on the Trump administration to drop a proposed rule that would unjustifiably restrict home care workers’ ability to form unions and collectively bargain


In The News

January 14, 2019 In The News

Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) marched with federal employees and shared stories from Oregonians on the House floor to continue her call for an end to the partial government shutdown.

January 13, 2019 In The News

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talks one-on-one with KATU's Angelica Thornton about the on-going government shutdown and why she thinks President Trump shouldn't get any money to build a border wall.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Shutdown impacts over 41,000 active duty Coast Guard members performing missions and protecting the coastal borders

January 10, 2019 In The News

Congressman Peter DeFazio is fighting for U.S. Coast Guard members to get paid during the government shutdown.

January 10, 2019 In The News

Two Oregon lawmakers have applauded legislation introduced by Congressman Peter DeFazio that would provide funding for the Coast Guard and ensure that active duty and reserve members are paid during the government shutdown.

A release from the 4th District Congressman said members of the Guard are the only members of the United States military that are not being paid at this time.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Two Democratic members of Congress from Oregon met with TSA agents and air-traffic controllers at Portland International Airport on Tuesday before flying back to Washington, D.C.

U.S. representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader met with the federal workers who are considered "essential," which means they're working without pay, like others across the country.

January 8, 2019 In The News

More than 700 air traffic controllers and security officers continue to show up to work at airports across Oregon with no assurance of their next paycheck as the federal government shutdown hit the 18-day mark on Tuesday.

Some workers, however, are growing increasingly worried.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Air traffic controllers and TSA agents at Portland International Airport told lawmakers they’re selling plasma and considering looking for work in the private sector as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.

January 8, 2019 In The News

As the partial government shutdown enters its 3rd week, problems are arising at airports across the country.

Hundreds of TSA agents have decided that if they're not getting paid, they're going to call in sick -- which in turn has caused long lines at checkpoints. The most impacted airports so far are New York, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth.

January 7, 2019 In The News

The battle over whether Obamacare is legal is working its way to the U.S. Supreme Court again.

Democrats like Oregon’s Suzanne Bonamici say they won control of the House of Representatives because of their healthcare platform.

“I think that the voters across the country sent a message that they care about issues like access to healthcare,” she says.