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.@NPR gets it right. Doctors die differently & better. This is why our end of life care empowerment is so critical. http://t.co/MJCMQneplj
7/6
2015
US Women score faster than I can tweet!#USWNTCongratulations on the win #USWNT! You make us proud. What a perfect end to the #FourthofJuly weekend. #GoUSA #WomensWorldCup
7/5
2015
Don't the stars&stripes seem brighter this 4th of July without the Confederate flag in the background ? Happy Independence Day !!!!
7/4
2015
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 We must reform outdated federal marijuana policy & level playing field for state legal biz.Can’t afford #nuclear rebuild that doesn’t address actual security threats - why I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
7/1
2015
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.
6/30
2015
Nothing says Oregon innovation like a sunlight-activated nanotechnology water purifier. Thanks @Puralytics for today. http://t.co/yxU5GNKFV3Joined @RonWyden, @TravelOregon & @KEEN to discuss role of OR's natural wonders in our tourism & recreation economies http://t.co/LLrmeFC5sb
6/29
2015
Timbers finish with a flourish!!!4-1#RCTIDWow!! Bang bang Timbers 3-1#RCTIDGreat shot, great start:1-0 TimbersTimbers Wonderland! Spirits high for game against Sounders http://t.co/RXUe3SHUzB
6/28
2015
America stands on the right side of history today as we celebrate triumph at #SCOTUS for #marriageequality. #loveWINS http://t.co/3ZoTBb0QDg
6/26
2015
#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.
6/25
2015
Portland takes step forward to reduce emissions. House takes step back. Portland leading on combating climate change. http://t.co/9UNeW54ixkI find our Capitol Hill interns inspirational and the hope for our future. http://t.co/qvAWH3AKBX
6/24
2015
HHS answers our request and takes significant step toward reducing barriers to #medicalmarijuana research: http://t.co/BcnblA6Tq3
6/22
2015
My thoughts are w/ the families & victims of the #CharlestonShooting & the community as it begins to heal from this senseless act of tragedyPope (@Pontifex) weighs in on #climatechange & I think w/ profound consequences. Can't wait for his visit in Sept. #Encyclical #ActOnClimate
6/18
2015
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
6/17
2015
#TeamRedWhiteBlumenauer takes Cherry Blossom Race (@CUCB) yet again as fastest team on Capitol Hill! #CUCB2015 http://t.co/qlI91YGHw1
6/16
2015
His Holiness adds welcome dimension to #climatechange discussion. Look forward to his visit to our nation’s capital. http://t.co/sXjlwnbG8cWe must protect our bees - the unsung heroes of our food system. My bill suspends bee-toxic neonics. #PollinatorWeek http://t.co/uRJm4CfWAM
6/15
2015
Happy #PortlandPride. Proud of all the love in our community. #PDXPride #Pride2015 http://t.co/FW4MnhO7lh
6/14
2015
All families & communities should get to explore & learn on public lands. This #GetOutdoors Day I'm exploring the Capitol Mall & C&O Canal.
6/13
2015
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
6/12
2015
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.
6/11
2015
The Reynolds High School community is in my thoughts today as we remember last year's tragic shooting. #ReynoldsStrong
6/10
2015
THUD is a self-imposed disaster because Republicans fail to address the looming #transportation funding crisis. Time to #RebuildRenew.
6/9
2015
Kurt Ferre, volunteer dentist & Bd Pres of Creston Children's dental clinic@ luncheon. Honor 2 support them http://t.co/h0wu7pIB8N
6/5
2015
Latest @NOAA report shows no slowdown in #globalwarming. http://t.co/ZqcTkJAM4U Further demonstrates importance of climate research funding.Met w/ journalist Ari Shavit who said addressing Gaza water crisis is bldg block toward peace in Middle East. I agree http://t.co/ZSgsKBEGSk
6/4
2015
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.
6/3
2015
On senate floor, watching messy, self serving, but important process. Long past time to rein in the Patriot Act.
5/31
2015
Let’s Do Some Railing, via @nytimes: Gail Collins nails it: rebuild & renew America. Fix Amtrak, then raise gas tax. http://t.co/nzTygOGQzh
5/28
2015
We should honor our veterans with a military equipped and funded for today's threats, not military contractors. http://t.co/ny7pi7icrEThis #MemorialDay, please join me and take a moment to remember, honor and be grateful for our fallen heroes. http://t.co/TX2xZzBhjI
5/25
2015
Bee population decline is serious. My bill would protect the health of bees by suspending the use of neonics. http://t.co/gEqVM8Jp2D
5/23
2015
.@RepDianeBlack, @cathymcmorris & I introduced legislation today to innovate w/in Medicare & lower costs for seniors. #VBIDforBetterCareAct
5/22
2015
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.
5/21
2015
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
5/20
2015
.@RepJimRenacci & I agree: Need long-term solution to give Americans infrastructure they deserve & jobs economy needs http://t.co/EKWPD5G0ti
5/19
2015
Critical step to stop over-militarization of local law enforcement: http://t.co/kOayzmh1nH. We need lasting change. Why I support HR 1232.
5/18
2015
Perfect time to rerun 60 Minutes infrastructure feature. Transportation funding expires May 31 & Amtrak derailment commands attentionAmazing array of @american_trails advocates. An honor to welcome them to #PDX. #internationaltrailssymposium http://t.co/6CfuVM9gzz
5/17
2015
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
5/15
2015
Today, I offered an #NDAA amendment to end a nuclear weapons slush fund. #FY2016NDAA http://t.co/T1IzMk9Qer
5/14
2015
I voted against a bill today that seeks to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care. #StopTheBan http://t.co/bFfKYnCyVOI voted against PATRIOT Act reauthorization. I won't compromise protection of basic fundamental privacy. You deserve better. #USAFreedomAct
5/13
2015
OR fights against gun violence, w/ background check law: http://t.co/BD1TeZ7nPB. Good step toward reducing gun-related injuries & deaths.There are just 7 legislative days until Highway Trust Fund expires. @HouseGOP, end the dysfunction & bring us a bill. http://t.co/Tim2odQvBU
5/12
2015
We must level the playing field for state-legal marijuana biz, starting by allowing them to deduct biz expenses: http://t.co/ObXxPREKdiInvesting in our roads & bridges creates jobs & is essential to making our communities more livable. #RebuildRenew http://t.co/PCZOjAHVVF
5/11
2015
At the great St. John's Parade with my grandsons! http://t.co/O98Wn4GgJJ
5/9
2015
President makes a compelling case for his policies on the economy and trade. http://t.co/43BdU7xpif
5/8
2015
Thank you to @GreshamChamber for a thoughtful conversation today about ways to come together as a region. http://t.co/ZgN1KG6dRbEvery time I watch Air Force One land and all the activity, I am in awe. This time is no exvetion http://t.co/9djLtClnHa
5/7
2015
Thanks to @RepHuffman for a good morning talking to folks in San Rafael on #transpo infrastructure innovation & looming funding crisis.Excellent transportation forum in San Rafael w/Con. Jarred Huffman dealing w/vision, funding, & technology http://t.co/NSxadCb8S1
5/6
2015
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.
5/5
2015
Always inspirational meeting with and learning from Womens Transportation Seminar, @WTS_Portland. Great people, doing great things.
5/4
2015
I had a special visitor from Portland today. #pdxcarpet http://t.co/5gVIG0ldgp@HuffPostPol @samsteinhp do they come with a matching bow tie?
5/1
2015
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.
4/30
2015
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
4/29
2015
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
4/28
2015
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)
4/27
2015
Working with @IBTTA for long-term #transportation funding, as America is falling apart and behind.
4/26
2015
Happy 215th birthday to @librarycongress – one of the most treasured institutions in our nation’s capital. http://t.co/e7tP77VHG1
4/24
2015
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
4/22
2015
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