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Oregon lawmakers are pushing for a nationwide ban of asbestos - a known carcinogen that kills thousands of people in America every year.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Senator Jeff Merkley inroduced a new act -- that would ban asbestos entirely in the U.S.
The lawmakers met with community members in Portland Thursday to discuss the issue.
Rep. Bonamici tells KATU News that part of the struggle in banning asbestos is fighting the companies that make money selling it.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, today applauds Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) for the introduction of
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to propose a rule that would reexamine worker classification, redefining who is given certain labor protections and who is not.
The boom of the so-called gig economy — as seen in ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft and others like TaskRabbit and DoorDash — have raised questions about whether people providing these services should be classified as entrepreneurs or as workers.
As furloughed federal workers scramble to cover their bills, members of Congress are imploring the Education Department to help those workers manage their student loans during the partial government shutdown.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., kicked off the effort this week with a letter asking Education Secretary Betsty DeVos to direct student loan servicing companies to contact federal employees with information about their repayment options.
At least 80 members of Congress have said they will refuse their paychecks or donate their earnings for the length of the shutdown in solidarity with unpaid federal employees.
Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talks one-on-one with KATU's Angelica Thornton about the on-going government shutdown and why she thinks President Trump shouldn't get any money to build a border wall.