Oregon Senate Passes Bipartisan Childcare Shortage Relief Bill

Senate Bill 599 will allow childcare providers to operate in rental homes. SALEM, Ore – With overwhelming bipartisan support, Senate Bill 599 just passed the Oregon Senate. This legislation requires housing providers to allow childcare services to operate in rental homes when certain conditions are met. SB 599 will deliver relief in Oregon’s childcare shortage … Read more

Senate Republicans Protect Kicker, Urge Balanced Budget

SALEM, Ore. – Today, Governor Tina Kotek released her proposed budget for the 2023-2025 Biennium. In response, Senate Republicans released the following statement: “According to the most recent revenue forecast, Oregon families will receive an average of $5,200 back on their taxes in the form of a surplus credit known as the “Kicker,” said Senate … Read more

EQUITABLE OREGON: Senate Republicans Roll Out 2023 Session Agenda

SALEM, Ore. – Earlier today, the Senate Republican leadership team held a press conference outlining their Equitable Oregon Agenda. You can watch the video recording here. “It is important for [our Caucus] that all citizens of Oregon are heard and listened to,” said Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend). “…We’re not here to burn bridges … Read more

State Representative David Brock Smith Appointed to Fill Senate District 1 Vacancy

SALEM, Ore. – Earlier today, Coos, Curry, and Douglas County Commissioners met in a joint session to fill the vacancy in Senate District 1 created by the resignation of Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg). The commissioners voted unanimously to appoint State Representative David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford). Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend) released the following statement: … Read more

Senator Bonham Joins Leadership Team as Deputy Leader

SALEM, Ore. – In a meeting yesterday, Senate Republicans voted unanimously to add Senator Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles) to their leadership team as Deputy Leader for the 2023 Legislative Session. He is joined in that role by Senator Dick Anderson (RLincoln City), Senator Lynn Findley (R-Vale), and Senator Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer), who were previously elected … Read more

Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team

SALEM, Ore. – Senate Republicans unanimously elected the remaining positions in their leadership team ahead of the 82nd Legislative Assembly. Senator Tim Knopp (R – Bend) was elected to continue his service as Republican Leader at their caucus retreat last month. The Senate Republican leadership team now includes: • Deputy Leader: Senator Dick Anderson (R-Lincoln … Read more

Governor Commutes Sentence of Brutal Aggravated Murderer

Democrats silent once again SALEM, Ore. – On Friday, Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson and Sheriff Joe Kast issued a public safety notice about the Governor’s release of a man serving a life sentence for aggravated murder. “As with many others, the facts of this case are outrageous and brutal,” said Senate Republican Leader … Read more

Secretary of State’s Audit Shifts Blame from Failed Housing Policies

SALEM, Ore. – Yesterday, the Secretary of State released an audit of Oregon’s mortgage interest deduction. The document blames the deduction, that allows Oregonians to keep more of their own money, for many of Oregon’s housing woes. “This ‘audit’ reads more like a political messaging memo than any real research,” said Deputy Senate Republican Leader … Read more