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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
A moving and emotional memorial service for Don Frisbee w/ family and friends at University club today. A fitting goodbye to an Oregon giant
Chris King gourmet century bike ride@ the urban growth boundary. Great ride great views great people! http://t.co/pQmWh5Ewfw
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
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
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
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
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
#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
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.