His wisdom of non-violence and peaceful protest still rings true. As he said in his 1964 Nobel lecture, “Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love… violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. What is clear from Dr. King’s writing and teachings is that he would detest the violence that has … [Read more...] about Senate Republicans Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oregon Senate Press Releases
“President Courtney’s service to Oregonians and the legislative branch deserves to be honored for the decades of public service commitment. Likewise, his service of nearly two decades as Senate President shows his ability to persevere and bring people together. He is tough as nails with a compassionate heart. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve with him. Although … [Read more...] about Senate Republican Leader’s Statement on President Courtney’s Retirement
After President Biden’s chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghans who risked their lives to help American troops fight terrorism were left behind. In the coming months, Oregon will welcome 1,200 of these refugees to our state. Today the Senate passed the appropriations bill which included an allocation of $18 million to help those refugees find housing and jobs in … [Read more...] about Bipartisan Bill Honors Debt to Afghan Refugees
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Republicans have stood up for working families who were forced into unemployment by the Governor’s extreme lockdowns. Because they were unable to work and pay their rent, the extreme housing policies have destabilized the housing market, leading to the justification for this special session. Housing providers have gone months without being … [Read more...] about Bipartisan Housing Plan Will Bring End to Pandemic Housing Policy
The Senate passed an appropriations package Monday that includes, at the request of Senate Republicans, investments into affordable housing. Included in the package is $14 million for affordable housing in 14 Oregon cities. This money is earmarked for addressing housing insecurity, lack of affordable housing, or homelessness. … [Read more...] about Republican Priorities Included in Special Session Appropriations Bill