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Fiscal Responsibility

There is no doubt that we must do more to reduce our debt and tackle the deficit, but we must do so with the right priorities and in a timely manner. Americans deserve the certainty of knowing their government will be funded and open tomorrow, next week, and next month. To accomplish this challenging but critical task, we must work together to identify long-term steps to counter growing spending while ensuring that we do not implement short-sighted reforms that hurt middle-class families or stifle our economic recovery.

The budget agreement achieved by Congressional leaders and the Obama administration in 2015 releases us from the unworkable sequester cuts and makes strong investments in areas that will create jobs and grow the economy. This bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government makes improved investments in housing, education, research, infrastructure, and arts programs. Furthermore, the bill did not include dangerous policy riders that would have harmed the environment, impeded Americans’ retirement security, and denied access to health services for women. The final bill also included important safety investments in the Scoggins Dam and support for renewable energy industries.



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February 12, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, a leader on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement after the President released his budget proposal:
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after voting against a proposal to fund the government through March 23
January 31, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.
January 18, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC [01/18/18] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) issued the following statement after voting against a proposal to fund the government for one month:

December 20, 2017 In The News

Oregon’s lawmakers are dividing along predictable partisan lines in the debate whether the tax bill racing through Congress would help or hurt the state.

All four of the Oregon’s Democrats voted Tuesday against a measure they complain is weighted too heavily in favor of large corporations and the wealthy.

Republican Rep. Greg Walden countered that a large majority of Oregonians would get a tax cut and that it would also spur business investment.

December 12, 2017 In The News

Bonamici speaks out on Republican tax plan

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, along with nearly 50 other Democratic lawmakers, signed a joint letter urging that the Republican tax plan change to support public schools and investments in higher education.

November 26, 2017 In The News

Lawmakers are heading back to Capitol Hill after the Thanksgiving break with a lot to accomplish before the end of the year.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici sat down with KATU’s Deb Knapp before the holiday weekend for a conversation on what she hopes to accomplish after Congress resumes.

November 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici stood up for working families in Oregon and across the country by voting against the partisan House Republican tax plan.
October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [10/05/17] – Today Congresswoman Bonamici released the following statement after voting against the Congressional Republican’s budget bill, which lays the groundwork for massive tax reform through a process known as reconciliation.

August 25, 2017 In The News
Oregon Democrat says she continues to pursue education, environment, other issues despite political turmoil with the president.

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici says she continues to plug away at regional priorities, particularly in education and the environment, despite turmoil on the national political stage.

"I am an eternal optimist, even in these hard times," she said Thursday (Aug. 24) at a breakfast of the Westside Economic Alliance at the Embassy Suites in Tigard.