Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted for an amendment to restore $20 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funding slated to be cut by the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R. 1947). Bonamici was an original cosponsor of the amendment, which was offered by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against H.R.1797, legislation that would jail doctors who perform medically necessary, constitutionally protected abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today testified to a key U.S. House panel about the importance of passing two bills she introduced earlier this year to assist coastal communities with tsunami debris cleanup efforts.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) this week introduced the Counseling for Career Choice Act to ensure that high school students are made fully aware of their career and education options prior to graduation.
Beaverton, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today joined with Handful Sportsbra CEO Jennifer Ferguson to tout her efforts to encourage more companies to relocate manufacturing to the United States. Handful recently announced a decision to “onshore” production, moving manufacturing from China to Oregon.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted to pass the Ruth Moore Act (H.R. 671), legislation she co-sponsored to ease the burden of proof required to prove Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to a military sexual assault.
Washington, D.C. – The entire Oregon congressional delegation has written to the Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, to ask her to use her authority to correct an anomaly used to calculate reimbursement rates for rural home health providers.
Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici marked the sixth anniversary of the landmark law curbing predatory payday loans that they helped pass in the Oregon legislature by calling for national action to end payday lending and close online payday lending loopholes. They were joined by consumer protection advocates at the Oregon Fo
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced her opposition to H.R. 1911, legislation that would allow student loan interest rates to rise as high as 8.5 percent based on a variable formula linked to the 10 year Treasury Note. Without action, the current interest rate of 3.4 percent will double July 1 to 6.8 percent.
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The ACLU of Oregon is filing a new lawsuit in federal court Feb. 7 against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seeking information about the agency's secretive practice of making arrests at Oregon courthouses.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer agency is firmly defending its finding that a widely used herbicide is "probably carcinogenic" despite reports cited by key House lawmakers.
The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Tuesday slammed an international body’s cancer research on a common pesticide and questioned whether the United States should contribute funding to the body.
House Democrats are giving Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta until Monday to hand over the agency’s economic analysis for its proposed tip-pooling rule.
Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Representatives Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer joined a bicameral, bipartisan group of 16 Pacific Northwest lawmakers in a letter Thursday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke calling for the Oregon and Washington coasts to be removed from Interior’s offshore drilling plan.
Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Representatives Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer today joined a bicameral, bipartisan group of 16 Pacific Northwest lawmakers in a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke calling for the Oregon and Washington coasts to be removed from Interior’s offshore drilling plan.
This week, an Energy Department official called exascale a priority. Next week, researchers meet to talk about making it a reality.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici says more money for drug treatment must be coupled with better education and pain-relieving alternatives to deal with the abuse of opioids.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and her hosts at Mirador had different things to talk about during her recent visit to the small-business lending platform in Portland.
President Trump's first State of the Union address was met with skepticism and wariness by Oregon's Democratic senators and representatives while the state's lone Republican on Capitol Hill said the commander-in-chief said the right things on the opioid epidemic, veterans services and the economy.