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Bipartisan Bill to Save Salmon On the Columbia and Willamette Rivers Headed to the President’s Desk

The bipartisan Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, led by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) in the House, passed out of Congress today and is headed to ...

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H.R.6510
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Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act

The bipartisan Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act would establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maint...

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H.R.6484
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Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act of 2018

The Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act of 2018 would provide for the designation of the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in t...

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Capital Press
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House Passes Bill to Cull Predatory Columbia River Sea Lions

The U.S. House last week passed a bill that would permit Northwest states and tribes to kill predatory sea lions feasting on vulnerable salmon and steelhead runs in the Columbia River and its tributar...

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Bipartisan Schrader Bill to Save Endangered Salmon, Steelhead Scheduled to Receive House Vote Today

U.S. House leadership announced that legislation sponsored by Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to improve the survival of endangered salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Riv...

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Washington Post
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One state’s plan to save a protected species is to kill another species

For years, hundreds of California sea lions have colonized the docks in the Oregon port town of Astoria, their loafing brown bodies serving as both a tourist attraction and a nuisance begrudgingly tol...

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Members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Continue to Demand Answers Surrounding Chemawa Indian School

Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Peter DeFazio (OR-04), sent a series of letters demanding...

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Capital Press
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Editorial: Sea lions expose conflicts in environmental laws

It must have been quite a sight. As U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader tells the story in his latest newsletter, he and representatives of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were at Willamette Falls, whe...

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Albany Democrat-Herald
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Editorial: Letter Raises Good Questions About Detroit Project

In the wake of last week's algae bloom at Detroit Reservoir — and the subsequent advisory from city of Salem officials about cyanotoxins in the city's drinking water — members of Oregon's congression...

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KATU
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As Salem Recovers From Algal Boom At Detroit Lake, Officials Also Worry About Dam Project

As Salem was dealing with a water emergency, thanks to unsafe levels of toxins released during an algal bloom at Detroit Lake, three Oregon congressmen sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer...

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