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Water | Environment

Clean Water

Jan. 12, 2015 10:23 p.m.

Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes, and bays. But today, in the Northwest and nationwide, most water bodies still don't qualify as clean and new threats to clean water are outpacing the act's enforcers.

Politics | World | local | Nation

Crisis In Syria

Nov. 19, 2013 9:39 p.m.

In making the case for a military strike against Syria, Obama also acknowledged that a Russian plan to avoid a strike was "encouraging."

News | Politics | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Oregon Congressman: Malheur Could Have Been Prevented With Earlier Bundy Arrest

Feb. 12, 2016 1:15 a.m.

Two Oregon Democratic congressmen, Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer, say they were pleased Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested in Portland — but they say he should have been charged much more quickly after a 2014 standoff with federal agents.

News | Science | Health | local

OHSU Worried Congress Could Ban New DNA Therapy

Dec. 14, 2015 9:16 p.m.

Researchers at OHSU are worried Congress might ban a new form of DNA therapy.

News | local | NW Life

Portlanders React To Pope's Address To Congress

Sept. 24, 2015 7:45 p.m.

Catholics in Portland watching Pope Francis' address said they welcomed his comments on immigration, climate change and the family.  

Environment | local

Congressman Walden Holds Fire Meeting In Canyon City

Sept. 15, 2015 2:31 p.m.

More than 50 people turned out Monday in Canyon City to discuss the Canyon Creek wildfire and forest policy.

News | Politics | local

Some Oregon Congressmen Praise Iran Deal, Others Slam It

July 14, 2015 4:14 p.m.

Oregon Congressional representatives reacted to the announcement of world powers reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

Environment | Land

Oregon Caves To Get More Protection As Bill Moves Through Congress

Dec. 3, 2014 6:37 p.m.

A national defense bill expected to pass Congress this session includes a major expansion of Oregon Caves National Monument in Southern Oregon.

News | Politics | Elections

US Congresswoman Herrera Beutler Wins 3rd Term In Southwest Washington

Nov. 5, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Republican Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has won re-election. Her challenger, a Democrat named Bob Dingethal, conceded the race Tuesday night.

Politics | local

Q&A: Congressman Blumenauer On School Shooting, Gun Control

June 11, 2014 5:28 p.m.

Reynolds High School, site of Tuesday's deadly shooting, sits in Oregon's 3rd Congressional District. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer, currently in Washington, D.C., joined OPB's Geoff Norcross by phone to discuss incident. Norcross asked Blumenauer if gun legislation is an appropriate response.

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About OPB

April 25, 2016 4:46 p.m.

News and information about Oregon Public Broadcasting. PHONE: Front Desk: 503-244-9900, Membership: 1-800-241-8123

News | Politics | Think Out Loud

Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

Jan. 12, 2016 6:54 p.m.

We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.

Think Out Loud

Congressional Roundup

Dec. 21, 2015 9:54 p.m.

We sit down with members of Oregon's Congressional delegation to look back on some of the highs and lows of 2015.

Nation | Think Out Loud

Oregon Considers Replacing National Statues In Congress

Oct. 14, 2014 7:50 p.m.

Oregon is considering replacing the statues currently at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Think Out Loud

Remembering Former Congressman Wes Cooley

Feb. 5, 2015 8:25 p.m.

We'll talk with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch, about the one-term congressman who died Wednesday in a Bend hospital.

Think Out Loud

Republican Primary 5th Congressional District Candidates

May 9, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Republicans Tootie Smith and Ben Pollock are vying for the chance to face off against Democrat Kurt Schrader in November.

Politics | Think Out Loud

Congressman John Lewis' Graphic Memoir

Jan. 20, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Rep. John Lewis reflects on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr., and his own introduction to activism as a young man.

Think Out Loud

Congressional Representatives on Syria

Sept. 4, 2013 7:06 p.m.

This week, we're reaching out to Oregon's congressional delegation to ask them how they'll vote on the question of whether to authorize force against Syria in response to the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 civilians. President Barack Obama said this weekend that intelligence shows that the Bashar al-Assad government was responsible for the attack. Obama says he's convinced the U.S. should launch a limited strike against the regime. But the president surprised many with the announcement that he would seek the approval of the American people's representatives in Congress. We talk with Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici about whether they support Obama's decision and how they are planning to vote on the question.

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Three Oregon Congressmen Vote Against Fiscal Cliff Compromise

Jan. 2, 2013 8:06 p.m.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" — a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. Sixteen Democrats voted against the measure, three of whom were from Oregon: Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader. In a statement, DeFazio said the deal "pushes the spending cuts back just two months, creating yet another fiscal cliff crisis that coincides with the debt ceiling limit." The package does not include a reduction in Social Security payroll tax. So, most Americans will still end up paying more in taxes this year.

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