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In a recent Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee hearing about sexual harassment and misconduct, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) stood up for women scientists who have experienced sexual harassment at work. During the hearing, Bonamici referenced a case in which she intervened to assist a fisheries biologist who had been stopped from doing research by pervasive sexual harassment. Bonamici discussed what happened to the biologist and other women in similar situations with the National Oceanic and Administrative Administration (NOAA).
A congressional panel yesterday heard testimonies about the impact of and fight against sexual harassment in the sciences. Four women prominent and successful in their fields spoke about the need to reform not just the laws but also a harmful culture that considers such behaviors permissible and fosters systemic inequity.
Oregon’s federal boarding school for Native Americans drew further scrutiny Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Bureau of Indian Education Director Tony Dearman appeared before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to answer questions about Chemawa Indian School, budget cuts and his agency’s efforts to reform long-ailing programs for Native education across the country.
Oregon Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici pressed Dearman on Chemawa.
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 have accused President Donald Trump himself of sexual harassment.
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.
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.
As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, Oregon Democrats have invited six “Dreamers” to Washington D.C. in hopes of putting a face to the more than 800,000 young men and women whose deportation protections are on the line starting March 8 if Congress doesn’t extend the Obama-era program or come up with a permanent fix by then.
Washington DC – Northwest members of Congress are reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Oregon’s lone Republican Congressman, Greg Walden says ” I thought the President gave a good speech. I think it was important he talked about taking better care of our veterans. That’s been an issue I’ve cared deeply about.” He also thought it was important the President talked about the opiod crisis and economy.