Oregon Senate Republican Press Releases

Revenue Forecast: The State Should Limit Spending Amidst Stagnant Growth, High Inflation, and Rising Costs

Today, the Office of Economic Analysis presented the quarterly revenue forecast which indicates, despite big surpluses, significant economic challenges are ahead due to stagnant growth and high inflation. Adopting a more disciplined approach to the state’s finances would help lessen the burden on taxpayers and improve economic stability …

Lawmakers Urge Department of Education to Offer New Financial Literacy, Life Skills Requirements as Stand-Alone Courses as Intended

In the 2023 Legislative Session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 3, a bipartisan bill to help high school students learn career path and financial literacy skills. After the Department of Education completed its rulemaking process, it released two options for the State Board of Education to consider for implementation. Option A …

House and Senate Republican Women Send Letter to OSAA Calling for Immediate Protection of Girls in High School Sports

Today, the women of the House and Senate Republican Caucuses sent a letter to OSAA Executive Director Peter Weber urging the OSAA Board of Directors to take immediate action to protect equal rights of women in high school sports by only allowing biological women to competing in girls’ sports …

Senator Tim Knopp Welcomes Senator Daniel Bonham as New Senate Republican Leader

“When I was elected Senate Republican Leader in 2021, I said that Senate Republicans had a great opportunity to showcase our ideas and vision. This contrasted with decades of failed Democrat policy in Oregon. Two years later, I’m proud to say we did just that. In 2022, voters ended the …

Bill Recriminalizing Hard Drugs Signed into Law

“Now that the Governor has given the recriminalization bill her stamp of approval, we can finally end the chapter on Oregon’s experiment with decriminalizing hard drugs. HB 4002 is not a perfect solution; legislators will undoubtedly have much more work to do in upcoming sessions. But it sets a standard …

2024 SESSION RECAP: Senate Republicans Prioritized Emergencies Like Measure 110 and Housing Supply; Lowered Costs for Oregonians, Protected the Kicker

“Since the first day, Senate Republicans have been consistent: this 35-day short session must be focused on bipartisan work to tackle emergencies, fine tune technical fixes, and make reasonable budget adjustments. With few exceptions, the 2024 short session met these criteria. I am proud our Caucus remained dedicated to delivering …

Strengthening Oregon’s Response to Child Abuse

Today, the Oregon Senate unanimously passed SB 1579 B, the Children’s Health and Safety Equity Act. It was introduced and chief sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend). The measure begins the work of funding and expanding access to underserved, historically marginalized, low-income areas of the state while offering …

Oregon Senate Honors Bend Veteran Dick Tobiason

“For years, Dick Tobiason has been a constant champion and driving force for Oregon veterans. He is the truest embodiment of selflessness and humility; the proof isn’t hard to find if you look up and down major highways throughout the U.S.,” said Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend), who carried …

Bill Providing Rural Towns a Necessary Tool to Increase Housing Production Clears Oregon Senate

“We need to build more homes of all types – and quickly – to alleviate the severe housing shortage that exists in nearly every corner of Oregon. The Legislature can help these efforts by embracing bold solutions rather than the failed policies that have handcuffed cities, overregulated builders, and stifled …

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 …

Oregon Senate Recriminalizes Hard Drugs in Historic Vote

Today, the Oregon Senate voted to turn the page on Oregon’s drug decriminalization experiment by passing HB 4002 A, a bipartisan proposal to give law enforcement, district attorneys, and local government leaders many of the tools they say are needed to get people off the streets and into life-saving addiction …

Senate Passes Bipartisan Package to Increase Housing Production in Communities Across Oregon

Today, the Oregon Senate overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of housing bills aimed at boosting housing production, funding critical infrastructure in communities across the state, developing an innovative revolving loan fund, and focusing on workforce housing levels …

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