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

Senate Minority Leader Knopp Condemns Religious Bigotry at Oregon Football Game

SALEM, Ore. – During a September 17th college football game hosted by the University of Oregon, video evidence surfaced of profane chants made by some attendees sitting in the student section. The chants appeared to reference Brigham Young University’s status as a privately held university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. … 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

Short Session Revealed Need For Balance In Salem

SALEM, Ore. – Today the 2022 legislative adjourned sine die. Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend) released the following statement: “At a time when inflation is out of control, Democrats introduced a new sales tax and new spending. When Oregonians don’t feel safe in their homes, Democrats pushed an extreme soft-on-crime agenda that makes our … Read more

Republicans Make Attempt to Help Hospital Workers

SALEM, Ore. – Today Senate Republicans attempted a procedural move to revive House Bill 4142 and pass it before sine die. The bill passed the House of Representatives Monday with overwhelming bipartisan support on a vote of 53-7. “We had time to pass one more bill this session to protect hospital workers,” said Senate Republican … Read more

Republicans Vote to Empower Parents

SALEM, Ore. – Senate Republicans today voted to advance a measure that would modernize Oregon’s curriculum transparency laws. SB 1575 would increase access for parents looking to get involved with their student’s education. “It’s time to bring Oregon’s value of transparency into the 21st century,” said Senator Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer), author of the bill. “Current … Read more