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Fiscal Responsibility

Americans deserve the certainty of knowing their government will be funded and open tomorrow, next week, and next year. It is critically important that Congress set aside partisan differences when it comes to meeting our country’s financial commitments.

Americans also need to know that the earned benefits they have paid into — like Social Security, and safety net programs including food stamps and housing supports — will be there when they need them. I will always stand up for these programs, work to make sure they are fully funded, and fight against privatization. I oppose the Trump administration’s continued plans to cut these and many other programs. It is immoral and wrong when the President proposes steep cuts to programs that help put food on Oregonians’ tables and keep a roof over their heads.

Finally, we need a tax code that leads to better jobs, better wages, and a better future for all of us. Currently, our tax code exacerbates income inequality at a time when it is rising and threatening our nation’s prosperity. I opposed the partisan tax reform in 2017 because it provided unnecessary benefits and loopholes to wealthy corporations and billionaires at the expense of middle and low-income Americans. It is reprehensible to increase the debt by at least $1 trillion to give tax cuts to successful corporations and the wealthiest in our country while asking hard-working Americans to do more with less as costs rise and wages remain stagnant.


More on Fiscal Responsibility

April 29, 2021 In The News

Beth Schoenbach, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, said the congressman spearheaded a letter to the SBA asking that the funding criteria for nonprofits be revaluated. Schoenbach said U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who wrote the restaurant relief portion of the American Rescue Plan; U.S. Rep Suzanne Marie Bonamici; and U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined in signing the letter.

December 30, 2020 In The News

In addition to Khanna, the Democrats who cast “no” votes were: California’s Mark DeSaulnier, Jimmy Gomez, Jared Huffman, and Barbara Lee; Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard; Illinois’s Chuy Garcia; Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici; Massachusetts’s Joe Kennedy, Jim McGovern, and Ayanna Pressley; Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib; Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar; New York’s Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Grace Meng, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Washington’s Pramila Jayapal; and Wisconsin’s Mark Pocan.

January 14, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives will vote on a resolution that could stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' borrower defense rule from going into effect, and supporters of the measure say it's time for legislators to choose a side.

Representative Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon, also criticized DeVos' methodology of calculating relief during a House Education Committee hearing on December 12. She claimed that just because people are earning money doesn't negate the possibility their school defrauded them.

October 8, 2019 In The News

While the impeachment of Donald Trump was at the top of mind at Gearhart’s congressional town hall Monday, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici fielded questions about the federal deficit, foreign policy and her position on equal rights.

But overall it was the topic of civility that dominated evening, the fifth of sixth town hall events in the state.

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.