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2013 Inauguration

Information and resources for those attending the 2013 Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington DC. READ MORE

Defending Public Broadcasting

As a founding member of the Public Broadcasting Caucus, Congressman Blumenauer has been a leading voice in the effort to ensure that all communities, large and small, have universal access READ MORE

40 Weeks 40 Ideas

Each week for the next 40 weeks, I’ll be highlighting an idea to make government and business more fair, our environment cleaner, and our communities safer, healthier, and more economically secure. READ MORE

Jobs and the Economy

Congressman Blumenauer is working on ways to help small businesses, create jobs, and recover the economy. READ MORE

Growing Opportunities

The Vision of a Farm Bill That Better Serves Small and Midsize Farmers and Ranchers, the Environment, Taxpayers and Consumers READ MORE

House Democrats Unveil $40 Billion in Cuts to Wasteful Big Oil Subsidies

The oil industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world and does not need help from the government. READ MORE

2012 Budget

Budgets are statements of values. The hard work of making specific spending decisions still awaits Congress. READ MORE

Freedom from Oil

Steps that government, businesses and individuals can take to provide American families with more transportation choices and reduce their reliance on expensive gas. READ MORE

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Rep. Blumenauer and Rep. Campbell Introduce Bipartisan Amendment to Rebuild after Sandy, Protect Taxpayers

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) and Congressman John Campbell (CA-45) offered an amendment to H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, which would protect federal taxpayers from being burdened with an unfair share of the cost of projects extending beyond those specifically assisting victims of ...


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Avoiding the Careless Cuts: A Round Table with Leaders in Health Care

On Thursday, Congressman Blumenauer met with health care providers, hospital and insurance company executives, patient advocacy groups, and professional organizations, like the Oregon Ambulance Association, to discuss the implementation of health care reform in Oregon. Attendees discussed the effects of sequestration on funding public health, graduate medical education, and funding ...


Friday, 2 November 2012

Real Benefits: Neuroscience at OHSU

Congressman Blumenauer met with clinicians and researchers from Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) to discuss issues and advances in autism, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is estimated that there are 5,500 children in the Portland metropolitan region and around 9,000 children across Oregon that have autism ...


Monday, 29 October 2012

Blumenauer Meets with New Seasons Leadership About Expansion Plans

Congressman Blumenauer visited with the New Seasons leadership today at their headquarters in Northeast Portland. New Seasons grocery stores started in 2000 with the goal of being a friendly neighborhood grocery that supports sustainable agriculture and home grown products. New Seasons has seen significant growth emphasizing this community-based strategy with ...


Monday, 22 October 2012

University Pointe Opening

Congressman Blumenauer celebrated the grand opening of new student housing at Portland State University this week. The recently completed LEED certified building called University Pointe opened this fall to students and has leased all its units. University Pointe is a 6-story apartment building that will house 978 students public-private development ...


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Women in Transportation: A critical Role

On October 9, Congressman Blumenauer addressed members of Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) - Portland.  Reflecting on the vision and projects that have made the Portland region an international icon of livability, he urged attendees to keep their eyes on long range issues, instead of the economic and political challenges ...


Monday, 30 July 2012

Stand Together to End the Terrible Gun Violence Epidemic

I was deeply saddened by the recent horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado. I was also reminded that such horrific events are unfortunately all too common in our country. And while we mourn our loss as a national community, we must also be reminded that such events provide cause to stop ...


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Consequences of the Worst Bill Ever

One consequence of the House Republican effort to eliminate mass transit from the Highway Trust Fund may well be to undermine ability to ever get the resources we need for all our surface transportation needs.

Study after study has documented the woeful inadequacy of current funding levels to meet the needs ...


Friday, 20 January 2012

The Opportunities and Challenges of 2012

We begin the new year on the same disappointing political note that we concluded 2011. The political process in the minds of virtually all independent observers and lots of people in both parties is that ...


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Farm subsidies: We can cut the fat in spending and in our food

As you stroll through the aisles of your local grocery store this holiday season, grab an apple and a two-pack of Ho Hos. Can you guess which one your tax dollars are subsidizing?

If you guessed the Ho Hos -- packed with 370 calories from saturated fat and high-fructose corn syrup ...

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40 Weeks 40 Ideas

Week #40: Disaster Preparedness and Reco…

Friday, 24 November 2012

Planning for increasingly likely climate change related events and reforming our national budgeting and disaster policies need to begin now.  There’s no more important time to avoid the next disaster...

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