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For me, every day in Congress is a bow tie kind of day. Happy #NationalBowTieDay!
8/28
2015
This senseless act is another horrific ex. why we should treat continued gun violence like public health crisis http://t.co/4DNqaFtoIW (2/2)Deeply saddened by yesterday's tragic on-air shooting in VA. My thoughts are w/ the families & friends of the two journalists killed. (1/2)
8/27
2015
Proud of OR Guardsman Spc Aleksander Skarlatos for his bravery in stopping gunman on Paris-bound train. A true hero. http://t.co/pCj8PtVJUT
8/26
2015
The States Show Up Congress on Road Repairs - The New York Times. Times is right & I have the legislation to do it! http://t.co/bIScIOeOWB
8/23
2015
Annual running of the birthday laps. Thanks Team! http://t.co/HaJgIH6MHg
8/16
2015
Today in OR we honor our bees - critical for ag, ecosystems & wildlife. Conserving habitat must be a priority. http://t.co/ag9xpQKCN4
8/15
2015
Happy 80th birthday #SocialSecurity! We need to work together so that Social Security at 100 won’t cut benefits by 21%. #SSA80thRoger Geller @ PNCA stop on our policy makers bike ride. Getting inspiration in PDX at 12 miles per hour http://t.co/BWrKQ2v0ov
8/14
2015
.@DailyAstorian is right: It's time to normalize banking for legal #marijuana biz. It's a matter of public safety. http://t.co/6OgSQg6ath
8/13
2015
After fighting for years to expand Lacey Act protections against illegal logging, I’m outraged to see it continue. http://t.co/Nr0aPEKE6fIt’s #NHCW15! Celebrated w/ the opening of the Bud Clark Clinic with @dkafoury @MultCoHealth @CCCPortland http://t.co/W2azzjD4bI
8/12
2015
First taste of @bridgeportbrew's latest creation in collaboration with @trimet - Tilikum Crossing Orange Line IPA! http://t.co/ifBvXMP7mYCelebrating 80 yrs of #SocialSecurity w/ @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden & @SocialSecurity Commissioner Colvin. #SSA80th http://t.co/F4ZBIghPzsLegal marijuana biz must have access to banking services. Leading the way, together with @SenJeffMerkley & @RonWyden. http://t.co/7oXrOhxywx
8/11
2015
Welcome @nytimes editorial: http://t.co/czBIq1ym7t. Our House working group on marijuana is advancing a comprehensive agenda for reform.Start of the 11 bridge pedal ride, some of the 18,000 riders http://t.co/2fjSOU2pyV
8/9
2015
At #pdxfarmersmarket! Support your local farmers who provide our community fresh, healthy food. #FarmMktWk http://t.co/MljPqTKWBa
8/8
2015
Lots of engaging questions this morning from students in the US Govt Summer Scholars class at Benson High School! http://t.co/POK5lbxpLwHistory was made 50 yrs ago today w/ the #VotingRightsAct. Our work is far from finished. We must defend & expand the #VRA50. #RestoreTheVRAWow! New DEA head admits the obvious: heroin is more dangerous than marijuana!!! An important 1st step in process of rescheduling marijuana
8/6
2015
Proud to be the Rep from @portlandia! Great visit on set with Fred Armisen & Co-Creator & Director Jonathan Krisel. http://t.co/vMySWpXzCrI agree @tomfriedman. Ask if they'd raise the gas tax like Reagan. @megynkelly @BretBaier @FoxNewsSunday take notes. https://t.co/2IupI4CcxgPleased to connect with PDX environmental advocates. Great work being done to protect our #environment. #ActOnClimate http://t.co/U4bODORe5e
8/5
2015
My first look at the renovated Washington HS. So many diverse partners made this revitalization project happen! http://t.co/YczyaGiYVsAt the Rotary Club of PDX expressed my support for #Iran nuclear deal - a historic achievement & our best option. http://t.co/qbY1wXaPEu
8/4
2015
Joined PDX Community Media's FACE Productions to discuss efforts to establish #FairChance hiring policies. #BanTheBox http://t.co/OFj1jKyJgWEnjoyed some lively transit & livability conversations this morning at @APTA_transit's Sustainability & Public Transpo Workshop in Portland.Climate change is real. The #CleanPowerPlan is a monumental step toward reducing carbon emissions & fighting climate change. #ActOnClimate
8/3
2015
The solution to rebuild and renew America: raise the gas tax, then replace with road user fee. http://t.co/2Eg6gmzWKQ #RebuildRenew
8/2
2015
Oregon is once again leading the way. @nytimes: Congress Should Look Beyond the Gas Tax http://t.co/2Eg6gmzWKQ
8/1
2015
We still must repeal the unnecessary, unprecedented pre-funding retiree health benefits, which is driving the Postal deficit.Joined @RepHuffman in introducing the Postal Innovation Act to modernize the USPS & make sure it remains a cornerstone of the US community.Disgusting. "Danger, excitement & maid service: How safari outfitters sell lion hunts to rich Americans": http://t.co/jEKRwSnSqqThis week, I introduced legislation to end oil & gas tax subsidies. We should invest in clean energy future, not fossil fuels. #ActOnClimateWith a 75% chance of at least one large oil spill during the lease, Shell has no place drilling in the Arctic. We must #StopArcticDrilling.
7/31
2015
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
7/30
2015
Heartened by this new proposal for wilderness in the Owyhee: a treasure worth protecting. http://t.co/xFjd1rqMCt #OwyheeCanyonlandsThe killing of #CecilTheLion is tragic. @USFWS should finalize its rule & protect this incredible species from the threat of extinction.
7/29
2015
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.
7/28
2015
Bee deaths in Portland linked to neonics. My bill would suspend use of bee-toxic neonics to prevent these tragedies. http://t.co/Ue1SaYaT6p.@NewYorker's James Surowiecki: "Raise the Gas Tax Already." Yes! The logical answer to our transpo funding crisis. http://t.co/1VBXdYoZdg
7/27
2015
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.
7/24
2015
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.
7/23
2015
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
7/22
2015
Your wishes for end-of-life care should be protected: http://t.co/AqjVdglLOY. #EOL
7/21
2015
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
7/20
2015
A moving and emotional memorial service for Don Frisbee w/ family and friends at University club today. A fitting goodbye to an Oregon giant
7/19
2015
Chris King gourmet century bike ride@ the urban growth boundary. Great ride great views great people! http://t.co/pQmWh5Ewfw
7/18
2015
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
7/17
2015
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
7/16
2015
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
7/15
2015
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
7/14
2015
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
7/10
2015
Testing cosmetics on animals is cruel & unnecessary. Today #AnimalProtectionCaucus discussed leg to end this practice http://t.co/v5m5tGu6PjHouse Republicans bring up vote to support the #ConfederateFlag. This is shameful and wrong. #TakeItDown
7/9
2015
#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
7/8
2015
.@NPR gets it right. Doctors die differently & better. This is why our end of life care empowerment is so critical. http://t.co/MJCMQneplj
7/6
2015
US Women score faster than I can tweet!#USWNTCongratulations on the win #USWNT! You make us proud. What a perfect end to the #FourthofJuly weekend. #GoUSA #WomensWorldCup
7/5
2015
Don't the stars&stripes seem brighter this 4th of July without the Confederate flag in the background ? Happy Independence Day !!!!
7/4
2015
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
7/1
2015
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/ou3jLJzsZU
6/30
2015
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