Oregon House Republican Press Releases

House Republican Leader Announces 2023-2024 Interim Leadership Team

Earlier this week, county clerks and the SOS engaged with the US Postal Service to determine why the USPS held completed, mail-in ballots instead of turning them into the elections offices. Despite multiple inquiries, the SOS has failed to answer precisely how many ballots were affected, how many counties were …

Rules Request Letter to Fahey and Bowman

As Vice-Chair of the House Rules Committee, I am requesting that you invite the Oregon Secretary of State to the committee hearing on Friday, May 31, 2024. In light of the recent issues arising over completed ballots not being delivered to county elections offices by the United States Postal Service, …

Representative Mannix Releases Statement on House Bill 4002 Being Signed Into Law

I am delighted that the Governor has now signed House Bill 4002. This was a major bipartisan effort to get Oregon back on track in dealing with hard drugs and their terrible impact on our communities. We have now made it clear that possession of such drugs is a crime, …

House Republican Leader Jeff Helfrich Sine Die Statement

“In the legislative short session, House Republicans came, we saw, we recriminalized hard drugs,” said Leader Jeff Helfrich. “The majority may have caused our drug decriminalization disaster, but together with Law Enforcement and everyday Oregonians, Republicans forced the majority to the table and started Oregon’s journey towards recovery. With campaign …

Oregon Legislative Republicans Urge for Immediate Reconsideration of the Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan

Today, the full Senate and House Republican Caucuses sent a letter to Governor Tina Kotek urging for the immediate reconsideration of ODF’s proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). This controversial 70-year logging scale back has already had negative consequences on businesses and concern has only been heightened after the closure of …

Helfrich, Elmer Release Statement on Democrats Refusing to Count Vote to End Measure 110

During a floor vote today, Democrats running the House chamber refused to acknowledge a vote by Rep. Lucetta Elmer (R-McMinnville) that would have provided the winning vote on HB 4036, the Republican bill to end Measure 110. Democrats called the vote at 30-29, despite Elmer standing in front of the …

House Republican Leader Jeff Helfrich Statement on HB4002 Amendment

“House Republicans stand today where we’ve always stood: On the side of Oregonians who want to end Measure 110. As of today, the proposal before the legislature is far from a perfect solution, but that is unsurprising given that the majority party is beholden to radical pro-drug special interest groups …

Statement on Reports of Measure 110 Deal

In response to reports of a deal being struck on Measure 110, House Republican Leader Jeff Helfrich offered the following statement: “We are conceptually aligned, but we still need to review the final draft.” …

Representative Mannix Applauds House Passage of Oregon’s Student Protection Law – House Bill 4160

“I am proud to see this legislation make it across the first finish line. We know teachers and other educators often serve as the role of mentor, counselor, and occasionally, a parental figure. These relationships are extremely influential in a student’s life, and unfortunately in rare circumstances, we know legal …

House Republican Leader Responds to 1,500% Increase in Overdoses: ‘Majority Must Stop Stalling’

“A 1500% increase in overdoses is the direct result of Oregon enabling drug use with Measure 110. People will keep dying at nation-leading rates as long as this failed policy remains in place,” said Leader Helfrich. “The majority party must stop stalling and pass HB 4036 to put an end …

Mannix Unveils Plan for Special Drug Misdemeanor, Statutory Overhaul of M110

“Oregon is in crisis because of the failure of Measure 110. We need to put partisanship aside and focus on an Oregon solution – one based in policy, not politics. My plan takes the steps needed to clean up our streets and get addicts help. The session is halfway over; …

Representative Wright Stands with Tribal Leadership, Fishermen Against U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management Offshore Wind Decision

In June, Governor Kotek asked the federal agency to pause identifying and leasing these areas so the state could fully evaluate potential impacts on the environment and the economy. But now, despite remaining concerns, the Governor has stated that offshore wind is positively a part of Oregon’s future. Do Oregonians …

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