Earl Blumenauer

Earl Blumenauer


Progressive Democrat proudly representing Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.

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We've seen businesses complain about finding workers. Well people want to work where wages are fair. They don’t want to work for $7.25/hour in what they feel is a dead-end job. It’s time to pay American workers fairly and raising the federal minimum wage is an important start!

How I feel about the federal minimum being stuck at $7.25/hour for 12 years. #12YearChallenge  #RaiseTheWage 

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The House has voted to #RaiseTheWage  because we know that the current federal minimum wage isn't just a disgrace to workers—it doesn't make sense financially. Nowhere in this country can someone making $7.25/hour support a family without public assistance.

Good news: Our E-BIKE Act has officially been introduced in the Senate! Making e-bikes more affordable is key to fully capitalizing on the power of bicycles and meeting our climate goals. You can read more about our bill in The @verge :

I hadn’t discovered the bowtie yet, but I know this young Oregonian would have gotten vaccinated—and you should too. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you visit . #GetVaccinated 

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Mass incarceration is ripping families apart. I joined @RepJayapal  to introduce the FAMILIES Act, modeled after an Oregon program, to create an alternative to incarceration for parents and caregivers. It's part of how we create a more fair and humane criminal justice system.

It was great to see my friend @Enes_Kanter  on Capitol Hill and discuss important human rights legislation. Of course, I had to send him home with a bike pin.

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NEWS: The House just approved my amendment to provide another $1.2 million in annual funds to address safety and sanitation needs at the Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites.

Please take care of yourself and others during the current Heat Advisory. As a reminder, Multnomah County has cooling centers open today and tomorrow. Get more info here:

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UPDATE: Members of our Oregon Congressional delegation just announced that we are demanding an immediate Inspector General investigation into the violent actions of unrequested federal law enforcement officials here in Portland. We need answers NOW.

NEWS: I'm demanding the immediate resignation of Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. Any person who oversees the kidnapping of protesters and the violent occupation of American cities has no place in our government. #GoHomeChad 

NEWS: I just introduced new legislation with @Ocasio20 @BernieSanders18 and that directs the president to declare a national climate emergency. We are in the midst of a climate emergency. It is time for the United States to act l #ClimateEmergencyNOWke  it.

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I've been waiting for this moment for 47 years. To preside during this debate is a true honor. #EndCannabisProhibition 

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The utter failure to protect the U.S. Capitol yesterday is unacceptable & infuriating. Videos of police opening gates, taking selfies, & allowing these domestic terrorists to walk free is beyond comprehension. We need a full & transparent investigation and severe consequences.

With COVID-19 on the rise, we should provide monthly direct cash payments of $2,000/month for at least the next 6 months to keep families afloat. It’s common-sense policy that will save lives.

Seeing reports that a certain cabinet secretary is considering resigning ? If you are a member of Trump's cabinet, anything less than organizing to invoke the 25th Amendment is cowardice (and it's too late to save your soul and reputation).

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy should resign immediately, or the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors should fire his ass. #DontMessWithUSPS 

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