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.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decisions in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), the ranking member of the Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment, today released the following statement applauding President Obama’s plan to address climate change.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, says there should be comprehensive gun control legislation, starting with universal background checks and closing the “gun show loophole.”
WASHINGTON - Sen, Jeff Merkley and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., announced Friday they have introduced bipartisan legislation to make hospitals safer for nurses and patients.
The school shooting that left 17 dead last week in Parkland, Florida sparked familiar feelings for many Americans: dread, outrage, futility.
Many asked what lawmakers could and would do to keep people safe from shooting rampages.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Democratic members of Congress are calling on congressional leaders to hold hearings on school shootings following a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 dead and scores more wounded Wednesday.
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today released two groundbreaking reports revealing indisputable evidence that museums contribute more to the United States economy than previously thought and have widespread public support that transcends political affiliations and geographic locations.
Oregon’s federal boarding school for Native Americans drew further scrutiny Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON - Senator Jeff Merkley and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici and Elijah Cummings introduced the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act Tuesday, aimed at cracking down on some of the worst abuses of the payday lending industry, particularly in online payday lending, and protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that strip wealth from working families.
The Trump administration is seeking to slash nearly $4 billion in annual funding for student aid programs, but the two-year budget deal signed into law last week complicates that proposal.
Representatives including Jackie Spier (D-CA) and Lois Frankel (D-FL), who orchestrated the #SOTUBlackout, as well as Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other members of the Democratic Working Women's Group gathered early Tuesday to pose for photos in their black pantsuits and skirt suits to show support for the victims of sexual misconduct - including the 19 women who ha
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington were quick to respond after a controversial memo from the chairman of the House intelligence committee was made public.