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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
@IanKarmel @Stormof69 @latelateshow, I'll watch but don't embarrass us!Challenged National Food Policy Conference participants to join our effort to "Sing Your Own #FarmBill". #FPC2015 http://t.co/SKn8Y9olD6
4/21
2015
Honored to address #globalcitizenearthday. More can be done to increase access to clean water & sanitation for all. http://t.co/xYwMvI5O0F
4/18
2015
On National Healthcare Decisions Day, now is the time to make your healthcare preferences known. #NHDD http://t.co/R3dUOjnA0N
4/16
2015
Proud to have the opportunity to showcase on Capitol Hill incredible Oregon wines & the amazing people who make them. http://t.co/3Dg842rtrfSolution to IRS scandal, real or imagined, is not deliberate torture of taxpayers. Lower budgets & 30,000 fewer employees won't fix problems
4/15
2015
Appreciate support from @OIA on my legislation to make outdoor apparel more affordable by updating our tariff system. http://t.co/9vxCtY2VHYTremendous reaction from hundreds of people at the TCC fly in on my proposal for a gas tax increase. #FixTheTrustFund http://t.co/OXMr6Nhu4k
4/14
2015
Without rapid action, the drinking water beneath Gaza - or the lack thereof - poses a threat to the region: http://t.co/ZSgsKBn60M
4/13
2015
Delighted Hillary has announced she's running for president. Time for Americans to compare her vision & record to the Republican candidates.
4/12
2015
Great to celebrate @PortlandMercado - a dream made true by the hard work of our Latino community & their partners. http://t.co/oomnka0ZMAHad a great evening last night hearing the harmony of Sing Your Own #FarmBill with Shir Tikvah members. http://t.co/UsGUL89yBq
4/10
2015
Working w/ @RonWyden on commonsense tax fairness to ensure marijuana small biz is treated the same as all small biz. http://t.co/aw1r9oduxr
4/9
2015
Productive conversation with PCUN this afternoon about agriculture and farmworker health and safety. http://t.co/airBAOvfXZOne more reason why I'm trying to crack down on illegal logging: http://t.co/lcCWf6q1I8
4/8
2015
Fabulous enviro networking w/ @PDXGreenDrinks at @PortlandCider - a great addition to the Portland cider community. http://t.co/2z4xQPdGwQGreat discussion today at @ULPDX w/ local advocates who provided feedback on my federal #BanTheBox bill in the works. http://t.co/Tzjup0DH1H
4/7
2015
SANE Act would reduce spending on unneeded nuclear programs. @defense_news: Pentagon Needs Budget Reality http://t.co/nrSbLSqM8N
4/2
2015
Facing Early Death, on Their Terms, via @nytimes..more evidence for my end of life legislation, protecting everyone http://t.co/LKVbnmFV6R
3/29
2015
We should keep up this bipartisan momentum & deal with transportation funding next to rebuild and renew America.The renewal of the Secure Rural Schools program is a huge benefit for Oregon providing much needed funds for counties & schools.Passage of #SGR reform to stabilize Medicare is amazing. It's encouraging to see such bipartisan support w/ 180 Ds & 212 Rs voting yes.
3/26
2015
Afghan Pres Ashraf Ghani paints picture of what Afghanistan could be in 20 years. Important to consider in deciding our next stepsWelcome ASCE's support for my bill raising the gas tax. Engineers know what America needs #FixTheTrustFund #ASCEFlyIn http://t.co/KK9Zxe9Hyb
3/25
2015
It's time to listen to science and pass legislation like PAMTA to better regulate antibiotics before it's too late. #SaveABX
3/24
2015
Great @jstreetdotorg event on water, sanitation & Gaza. Inspiring - over 1000 students from @JStreetU at #JSt2015 http://t.co/5kzxDcQ6ICOoops. I meant JAMES BAkER! Not Howard, who I know is dead.Joanna Goodwin makes powerful statement about a path to peace for Israel in accepting award for her efforts. http://t.co/Y0mn49mAfvBaker: in Iran nuclear negotiations it is important to not let the perfect be enemy of the good http://t.co/Gr7W0UwBRhBaker: there is no military solution, instead the answer must involve land for peace http://t.co/DJJYfV9mlOFormer Sec of State Howard Baker delivers strong speech at J Street conference takes Bibi to task. http://t.co/U1Xs3Or3eMWe must stop wasting money on unnecessary nuclear weapons. I introduced the SANE Act to save $100 billion. http://t.co/HxpFXHJari
3/23
2015
@sp_redelectric because I actually need to be in both places this week. I am sure you can figure it out Erik. There are only 168hrs / week.Hoping to enjoy reflective time on flights back to DC, but flight delayed (twice),will miss connection. Another night at O'Hare Hilton. Sigh
3/22
2015
Great evening with 1000 friends of Oregon. very inspirational. it was a delight to be able to give Mary Kyle McCurdy the McCall Legacy AwardMemorial for Dave Frohnmayer about to begin. Impressive turnout of his many friends and admirers. Celebrating a very meaningful Oregon life.
3/21
2015
Chaired Pay for Prevention Steering Comm with @ESHforOregon and @juleskbailey. Invest now, save $ and lives later! http://t.co/7aJ61U1NXN
3/20
2015
Good discussion with @PeteSessions, Lt Morgan Luttrell & Dr Bond Chapman on brain health. #BrainAwarenessWeek http://t.co/RB3q2mwMLi
3/19
2015
Addressing largest Streetcar Summit ever, highlighting progress from coast to coast. Portland is still the leader. http://t.co/IbJw9ahncv
3/18
2015
Floodplain managers rock, and I'm honored by their recognition with the Goddard White Award! http://t.co/HKswOjZ5FJMeetings with California delegation members on transportation, many shared interests with Oregon & Portland http://t.co/LrahXcxBx7Today, I met w/ passionate young advocates - two students from PPS & members of the Friends Committee on Natl Leg. http://t.co/sK86VTlKED
3/17
2015
Local Iranian-American children singing the traditional Iranian national anthem. http://t.co/GGzimNEXSBOffering my Words of hope, friendship and commitment to give diplomacy a chance. http://t.co/3prqUNhjHoCelebrating the Iranian New Year, Norouz, here in Portland. American-Iranians, keeping their heritage alive http://t.co/JihokiiWHH
3/15
2015
Shocked at the passing of Gretchen Kafoury, a dear friend and outstanding public servant. Champion of the poor and women's rights. Sigh.Just addressed Lewis & Clark's Eat Pray Law food summit -no wonder my alma mater was judged #1 enviro law program in the nation! @lclarklaw
3/13
2015
Disappointed to miss my first Bike Summit in 15 years, but know that I'm inspired by your work, this week and every week! #NBS15@RobWagsPCC @PortlandCC Nice seeing you! Had a lot of fun.Recovering from last night’s festivities w/ @AllHandsRaised for #20yearspdxroast. Great roast @AlonzoBodden , my funny bone is still aching!
3/11
2015
Deeply saddened by the passing Dave Frohnmayer, a friend and colleague for over 40 years. Scholar, political leader, educator without peer.
3/10
2015
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