Senior Political Reporter
Jeff Mapes is a senior political reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Previously, Jeff covered state and national politics for The Oregonian for nearly 32 years. He has covered numerous presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and ballot measure campaigns, as well as many sessions of the Legislature, stretching back to 1985.
Jeff graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in journalism.
An avid bike commuter, Jeff is the author of the 2009 book, "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities."
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, blasted President Donald Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.
We get an update on some familiar themes — Republicans in Congress voting on a health care bill, a Portland protest that turned into a riot, and talk about corporate taxes in the Oregon Legislature.
The bill was passed on a 217-213 vote and now goes to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.
The U.S. Senate has approved legislation overturning Obama-era regulations that encouraged state-run retirement plans.
The Republican congressman promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions from higher insurance rates, but critics say the new health care bill won't guarantee those protections.
Voters across the state are being asked to devote millions in new money for Oregon schools, while lawmakers try to come up with more education funding.
The release of an eye-catching list of possible budget cuts signals the start of the Oregon Legislature's end game: negotiations about taxes and budgets.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, takes plenty of heat at town halls Wednesday in The Dalles and Hood River.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon has come under pressure to do more town halls in his district. So he will hold six of them next week.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., held the Senate floor for more than 15 hours overnight to oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sen. Ron Wyden wants to sweep away federal barriers to legalizing marijuana, joining fellow Oregon Democrat Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
Oregon’s leaders are picking fights with the Trump administration on a number of issues. The administration is pushing back, threatening to withhold grants from states that don’t get in line.
Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, who last month voted to sell the Elliott State Forest, says he now sees a viable approach to keeping the 82,500-acre forest in public hands.