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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.

 

 

More on Fiscal Responsibility

January 25, 2019 Press Release
I am relieved that dedicated federal employees can finally get paid. It is entirely unacceptable that the shutdown went on for so long.
January 19, 2019 Press Release
President Trump said he would be ‘proud to shut down the government;’ now he must end it and do so immediately before more people are hurt.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today I was proud to vote for a bill to guarantee that workers will be paid once this shutdown finally concludes. This should provide a small measure of certainty for federal employees, but it does not change the unacceptable fact that about 800,000 employees will miss their paycheck today.
December 23, 2018 Press Release
It is deeply troubling that GOP Congressional leaders and President Trump have put politics over the safety of our nation and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are now furloughed through the holidays with no relief in sight.
May 31, 2018 Press Release

On National Dam Safety Awareness Day, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) toured Scoggins Dam and received an update about federally-funded safety and storage improvements to the dam currently being studied by Clean Water Services and the Bureau of Reclamation. Scoggins Dam is one of the most seismically vulnerable facilities in the Bureau’s inventory.

 

March 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government through September.
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
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following statement after voting against a proposal to fund the government for one month.