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Joined @ASPCA & Sen Dole at animal adoption event on the Hill w/ dogs & cats from local shelters. #Paws4Celebration http://t.co/7icKqK6QtIClimate change is real. It’s high time we take serious action & I commend the Administration for the #CleanPowerPlan. #ActOnClimateMy legislation with @PeterRoskam will further strengthen #Medicare by protecting seniors’ personal information and reducing fraud and abuse.This week we celebrate 50 years of #Medicare & #Medicaid keeping Americans healthy, independent & financially secure. #KeepingUSHealthyDrilling for oil in the Arctic isn't worth the risk. We must #StopArcticDrilling. http://t.co/fwoL7yVnda
7/30
2015
Heartened by this new proposal for wilderness in the Owyhee: a treasure worth protecting. http://t.co/xFjd1rqMCt #OwyheeCanyonlandsThe killing of #CecilTheLion is tragic. @USFWS should finalize its rule & protect this incredible species from the threat of extinction.
7/29
2015
Another successful Animal Protection Caucus briefing. Today's on the PACT Act, the first general animal cruelty bill. http://t.co/PNsVEpmHo9Spoke at @ThirdWayTweet briefing on #marijuana policy reform & my work to legalize, regulate & tax marijuana. http://t.co/qmDMviBvBDSat down with @HuffingtonPost's @mmcauliff to discuss the #Iran nuclear deal, #transportation funding & more. http://t.co/fi68bHtfQjThank you @MoveOn for your efforts in support of the #Iran nuclear deal. Diplomacy is the better option.
7/28
2015
Bee deaths in Portland linked to neonics. My bill would suspend use of bee-toxic neonics to prevent these tragedies. http://t.co/Ue1SaYaT6p.@NewYorker's James Surowiecki: "Raise the Gas Tax Already." Yes! The logical answer to our transpo funding crisis. http://t.co/1VBXdYoZdg
7/27
2015
It's been 6 yrs since the fed minimum wage was raised. I support bills to #RaiseTheWage. Congress should act now. Our families depend on it.
7/24
2015
LGBT Americans in most states lack basic legal protections against discrimination. We must change this & pass Equality Act. #EqualityForwardDiscussed critical need to reduce federal barriers to #medicalmarijuana research w/ experts at @SafeAccess briefing. http://t.co/fCPPnyguh7We should not punish communities across the country trying to deal meaningfully with #immigration. https://t.co/sxFbupYcQ1You have a #RightToKnow what's in your food, how it's grown & its impacts to the environment. I voted no on anti #GMO labeling bill #HR1599.
7/23
2015
Portland is leading the way on combating #climatechange. Congress should be an important part of the fight too. https://t.co/cxmNtDpvTDI voted no on legislation to deregulate #coalash. This dangerous bill undercuts important regs to protect public health & the environment.PDX is no. 1 per capita in cider consumption, leading another natl movement. Good to see OR's own @wacider in DC! http://t.co/kqHsQdkHXEVery thoughtful, somber & useful briefing w/ @JohnKerry & @ErnestMoniz on implications of Iran deal - compelling case for Congress to agree.Joined @RepPeterDeFazio to stand up against anti #GMO labeling bill. You have the #RightToKnow what's in your food. http://t.co/zESxft6Slj
7/22
2015
Your wishes for end-of-life care should be protected: http://t.co/AqjVdglLOY. #EOL
7/21
2015
Celebrated @REACHCDC's opening of Gilman Court, a new development to address housing needs of those who need it most. http://t.co/24yqDMle9ECaddie Gilman (L),Maggie Holm (R)daughters of Dennis Gilman w/L. Recko celebrating Gilman Court opening http://t.co/YxD9BdlcoJHappy birthday @PDXStreetcar - the 1st US modern streetcar & spurred billions in development to help make Portland an even better city.Announced my bill to provide a pathway for expunging certain federal #marijuana offenses, including those that were state legal at the time.Held press event w/ @LewFrederick @annlininger @NewApproach_OR & @busproject on marijuana offense expungement efforts http://t.co/hvPhloLyM8
7/20
2015
A moving and emotional memorial service for Don Frisbee w/ family and friends at University club today. A fitting goodbye to an Oregon giant
7/19
2015
Chris King gourmet century bike ride@ the urban growth boundary. Great ride great views great people! http://t.co/pQmWh5Ewfw
7/18
2015
Helpful discussion on nutrition & access to healthy food. Got good feedback on #FarmBill reform. #SingYourOwnFarmBill http://t.co/8PqqAbD1is.@registerguard gets it right. The obvious choice to pay for our roads: raise the gas tax. http://t.co/gZox2BCQj6Neurological disorders & diseases impact every community. We must find cures. PacificNW & @OHSUBrain leading the way: http://t.co/5AbGXEd5un
7/17
2015
Easier way to put people back to work: rebuilding & renewing our roads, bridges & transit projects to create jobs. http://t.co/qZc48UzcgNMet w/ some of Oregon's best and brightest on Capitol Hill this week - students from Gresham, Portland and Hillsboro. http://t.co/iMSmXP53KdWe can't let the Land & Water Conservation Fund expire. It's too important to conserving our #publiclands & active outdoor recreation. #LWCF
7/16
2015
Appreciate award from @NPCA for my work protecting national parks, some of our most treasured places. #ParkChamp http://t.co/NA4Iz4BmgvI voted no on the 5-month #transportation extension. Short-term patches are bad policy & cripple planning. Congress should #FixtheTrustFund.Interview w/ @RepAndyHarrisMD - don't have to agree on #marijuana legalization to commit to sound science & research. http://t.co/5W4QtKpTjP
7/15
2015
With my dear friend, Barney Frank, celebrating his new book: Frank: his life in politics. A great read! http://t.co/ftTaNHOnmqAnother non-controversial bill hijacked by GOP. Shameful. - Breast Cancer Bill Pulled Amid Abortion-Funding Concerns http://t.co/UWCSt8CpwoStrong presentation by Hillary Clinton to house dem caucus w/spirited support for nuclear agreement with Iran @HillaryClinton
7/14
2015
On stage with Thomas Lauderdale, Ari Shapiro & Pink Martini. One of the highlights of my life!@PinkMartiniBandAfter a brief rehearsal with Ari and Thomas. @PinkMartiniBand http://t.co/hWqqynDV9OEssential reading as we tackle the ongoing #HighwayTrustFund crisis: "Follow Reagan's example, fill up trust fund" http://t.co/QbNDLDgmmRPleased to be the face of celebration of #SCOTUS #marriageequality decision in @TheEconomist: http://t.co/aG9bg74fwm #LoveWinsFinally. South Carolina Lowers Confederate Flag, and an Era Ends http://t.co/kLcbYScMzX
7/10
2015
Testing cosmetics on animals is cruel & unnecessary. Today #AnimalProtectionCaucus discussed leg to end this practice http://t.co/v5m5tGu6PjHouse Republicans bring up vote to support the #ConfederateFlag. This is shameful and wrong. #TakeItDown
7/9
2015
#Medicare proposes to pay docs to discuss end-of-life care w/ their patients. Huge step forward for patient empowerment & better care. #EOLOur food system relies on bees. Talked w/ @TrueFoodNow on protecting #pollinators & my bill to suspend toxic neonics. http://t.co/TpSNt7dqeJWomen have the right to make their own personal reproductive decisions - why I support the EACH Woman Act. #4EACHofUs
7/8
2015
.@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.
6/3
2015
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