Don't the stars&stripes seem brighter this 4th of July without the Confederate flag in the background ? Happy Independence Day !!!!
Enjoyed being back on #MtHood w/ @RonWyden to discuss how rec & tourism benefit this special place. #7WondersOregon http://t.co/PmxV6R6gLBI love Joe's http://t.co/JTSweleYYEToday OR ends failed prohibition of #marijuana. We must reform outdated federal marijuana policy & level playing field for state legal biz.Can’t afford #nuclear rebuild that doesn’t address actual security threats - why I introduced SANE Act. http://t.co/zuNZLOZlpe
USA on to #WomensWorldCup finals! Proud to see Portland Thorns (@ThornsFC) players on the field tonight for #USAvGER. #USWNT #GoUSAInteresting convos w/ bike fitter Michael Sylvester & New Seasons Central Kitchen on Central Eastside #infrastructure http://t.co/rfrYc4WQRaInformative event w/ @NewApproach_OR, Women Grow & @ACLU_OR on OR #marijuana legalization & need for federal reform. http://t.co/ou3jLJzsZUThe Admin's proposed #overtime rule is long overdue & will make a huge difference for millions of workers w/ more money &/or shorter hours.
#SCOTUS gutted the #VotingRightsAct in Shelby decision 2 yrs ago today. I support bills to correct this attack on democracy. #RestoretheVRACongrats to OHSU (@OHSUNews) for meeting its #KnightCancerChallenge & raising $1B to advance the fight against cancer. #OneDown @OHSUKnight6-3 win to uphold #ACA yet again is welcome news. #SCOTUS made the right decision. We should be working to improve, not undermine ACA.
Glad to see Portland adopted a #VisionZero resolution to eliminate all #transportation fatalities, much like my bill, The Vision Zero Act.Passage of my #MedicareAdvantage bills will improve accuracy & integrity of the program & allow plans to innovate & beneficiaries to save.Before @WaysandMeansGOP hearing heard from stakeholders on long-term solution to pay for our #transportation system. http://t.co/iH7WeS4wuN
All families & communities should get to explore & learn on public lands. This #GetOutdoors Day I'm exploring the Capitol Mall & C&O Canal.
Obama hits it out of the park w/simple request to house dems :"just play it straight" & "vote your values" on worker trade assistance & TPA
Yesterday, I joined @RepCicilline in introducing the Automatic Voter Registration Act - modeled after OR's law to protect the right to #voteAnother victory w/ Senate Approps Cmte passage of amdt to remove federal interference in states implementing their #medicalmarijuana laws.So frustrating to miss the Portland Streetcar celebration! Trapped in DC on House floor voting. Only 93 days until the formal opening.
The Reynolds High School community is in my thoughts today as we remember last year's tragic shooting. #ReynoldsStrong
Kurt Ferre, volunteer dentist & Bd Pres of Creston Children's dental clinic@ luncheon. Honor 2 support them http://t.co/h0wu7pIB8N
Investing in transit & alternative #transportation projects provides incredible value & improves transpo efficiency: http://t.co/lyrTCzEbMICongratulations to @RepBonamici as well on passage of her amendment to remove threat of federal interference from state hemp laws.This shows continued success for a revolution underway across America to reform and modernize our marijuana laws.There was an even stronger showing of support than last year – a final vote of 242-186 with 18 more Republicans voting in favor.Exciting victory on @DanaRohrabacher-@RepSamFarr amdt to remove federal interference in states implementing their medical marijuana laws.Encouraged that last night the House passed our measure to invest more in local law enforcement training & mental health.
On senate floor, watching messy, self serving, but important process. Long past time to rein in the Patriot Act.
Bee population decline is serious. My bill would protect the health of bees by suspending the use of neonics. http://t.co/gEqVM8Jp2D
Speaking at the GrowSmart Rhode Island awards & getting an East Coast Greenway jersey! http://t.co/3hnZziqDkTAnimals deserve protection in our laws. I support the PACT Act to put a stop to horrible instances of animal cruelty. http://t.co/QeQeGd38A7Congratulations to @SenJeffMerkley & @SteveDaines for passing our vets medical marijuana amendment in Approps Committee. Historic step.
Very helpful conversation today w/ @boilermakernews on policies to promote good paying jobs for Boilermaker families. http://t.co/CChujz4H0N#ACLICapChallenge results are in. #TeamRedWhiteBlumenauer top House team led by Paul (Flash) Balmer for great cause! http://t.co/mHSZLVUQYA.@SenJeffMerkley & I introduced legislation to restore the #ColumbiaRiver. We must protect this majestic river. http://t.co/JRu5o4bqWi
Critical step to stop over-militarization of local law enforcement: http://t.co/kOayzmh1nH. We need lasting change. Why I support HR 1232.
For me every day in Congress is #biketoworkday. Today @VernBuchanan & I talked bikes, safety & funding. http://t.co/02bDf96gF7Declining pollinator populations deserve more attention. My bill will suspend use of bee toxic neonics. http://t.co/RnOebSSuUHGreeting Oregon WWII veterans. What an Honor! http://t.co/3N8PyDeS8k
At the great St. John's Parade with my grandsons! http://t.co/O98Wn4GgJJ
President makes a compelling case for his policies on the economy and trade. http://t.co/43BdU7xpif
Special message to Cory Booker: Storm Large is nowhere near as scary as she seems. Hope you can take in the concert. Wish I could.
Always inspirational meeting with and learning from Womens Transportation Seminar, @WTS_Portland. Great people, doing great things.
Vote 210-213 against VA docs helping vets w/.medical marijuana. The 8 absent plus those we know leaning yes is positive future victoriesNarrow loss for first marijuana vote this year. Sad for vets who won't be served, but more votes than last year. Shows win is possible.
Nice touch by Abe to quote Carol King song: "you've got a friend"Japanese PM comes close to acknowledging comfort women but at least includes "climate change" as one of the problems both countries face.Lawmakers & advocates standing for fair treatment of legal marijuana biz. It's time for the federal govt to catch up. http://t.co/JvXqV0kti8
Suzanne Bonamici my date at this evening's White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister. http://t.co/xWj2k6ws5PFire side chat at #CannaBizSummit w/ @GroverNorquist on need to level the playing field for state-legal marijuana biz http://t.co/84qONUbjklEnd discrimination now. Stand with us and support #marriageequality for all. #LoveCantWait http://t.co/1HC8HQ6WbE
Amazing! Grant high wins We the People constitution national contest! 4th year in a row Portland school wins this honor (Grant 2 in 3 years)
More proof neonics are harmful to the bees critical for many foods we eat & why we must protect pollinators. http://t.co/1tbWYsTUG3Oregonians deeply value our state's natural beauty. We must do everything we can to protect it. Happy #EarthDay! http://t.co/KeEvz4aidNUseful mtg w/ OR bldg & constr. unions to get Congress to meet challenges ahead. Appreciate their support for my bill http://t.co/yagWQA1RpM