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Miracle on Capitol Hill

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

By fixing and extending the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, we can improve the national security of the U.S., keep our promises to our allies, show our soldiers and veterans that we protect those who protected them and maybe, just maybe, prove to the American people that Congress can still be a force for good and right.

The Writing's on the Wall (and Web): Time to Act on Climate

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Today, I awoke to another story about Norfolk, Virginia, one of the areas of the US on the Eastern seaboard where we've seen the most rapid increase in the sea level. This is of vital importance, as Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the world, and rising sea levels threaten its long-term survivability.

The Crumbling State of the Union

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

The bonds that keep us together as a country -- the roads, tunnels, bridges, pipes, sewers -- are degrading at an incredible pace. If we do not act now to maintain and repair our infrastructure, we will face much higher costs in the future.

Overcoming Willful Blindness to the Successes of the Affordable Care Act

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Only a few days ago they shut down the government in an attempt to prevent anyone from signing up. And yet, today, they are outraged that not enough people are signing up?

Portland's Bicycle Revolution Started with a Lawsuit!

Rex Burkholder | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Rex Burkholder

We had won much more than getting bicycle facilities on these few streets in one town in Oregon. Our victory set off a wave of building bicycle facilities throughout the state.

The Great Costs of Breaking Our Promises

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

No matter what your opinion is of these wars, no one can dispute the U.S. has a very real moral and practical obligation to the people who were truck drivers, interpreters, and guides for our servicemen and woman.

The Path Forward: Immigration and Beyond

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Emotionally powerful moments are few and far between here on Capitol Hill but, for the second time in as many days, I found myself very moved.

The Moral and Economic Case for Climate Action

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

President Obama is right that we have a moral obligation to act, yet the Republicans' plan remains the same tired "drill, baby, drill," which the American people know is a slogan, not a solution

Truth Takes a Back Seat in Lacey Act Hearing

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

The Lacey Act is common sense legislation that protects American workers and industries from illegally harvested or exported materials.

Water On The Moon: When Do We Move?

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

In the U.S. we're blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it.