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It’s official! @NewApproach2014 petition has been certified and Oregon will vote on a marijuana reform ballot measure in Nov!
7/22
2014
Celebrating w/friend Bill Row, Congressmen Ron Barber, Raul Grijalva, thinking of Gabby Giffords who got me involved http://t.co/DEQ1Ylh1whEntering car built by PDX Oregon Streetcar for initial ride in Tucson & new era with more investment for the city http://t.co/6ZJRdBXCOqAbout to speak at opening of Tucson's modern streetcar, after working with community for almost a decade. Spectacular http://t.co/e15deEqWx4
7/21
2014
Second goal in 5 minutes as Timbers fans go wild... As well they should. Great game on perfect night! Quite a show. http://t.co/512siPXUS6The Timber's Army rules. What a great Portland introduction for my out of town guests! http://t.co/6Vn7lIfyw7
7/18
2014
Jon Stewart breaks down the shortsighted transportation patch passed by the House this week. http://t.co/AlMD4FYlqH
7/17
2014
Marijuana reform on a roll w/ 2 victories in the House today, total of 5 votes in row in favor of more rational cannabis policy this year!The House just voted to stop forcing legal marijuana businesses to be all cash, another victory for common sense reform!
7/16
2014
Earl Blumenauer was right: The highway crisis will be back in May, along with more budget gimmicks due to cowardice at raising the gax tax.
Retweeted by Earl BlumenauerW/o 6 year plan, we will continue to have more short term fixes for years, driving up costs while our roads crumble http://t.co/FG49GVPELD
7/15
2014
A short-term plan for transpo funding will cause years of procrastination! Congress must tackle transpo this year! http://t.co/TkacUPFiGaI support #NotMyBossBusiness Act! Hobby Lobby decision singled out women’s health for discriminatory treatment, a step back for equality.Allies in Iraq & Afghanistan risked their lives & families to help our armed forces. We cannot abandon them. http://t.co/vnagDRPYXU
7/14
2014
Huge part of border crisis is following Bush era law, along w/ failure to address overdue immigration reform. http://t.co/telfiKHHFYCharla Nash's bravery should give Congress courage to pass our Captive Primate Safety Act this session http://t.co/bY7ffs44MB
7/10
2014
Screening "Interpreters" at Capitol today, shows need for our legislation to save Iraq & Afg allies from extremists https://t.co/7O3qBpE1p4
7/9
2014
Another milestone in rational #marijuana policy as Washington state goes live today!Giant stack of postcards delivered this morning. Moms get it – gun safety is a public health issue! @MomsDemand http://t.co/ZhzycRimj5
7/7
2014
Uncle Sam needs to refill Highway Trust Fund now via @washingtonpost..THAT'S WHY I INTRODUCED HR3636 TO RAISE GAS TAX http://t.co/bO17qjInikKrugman nails it, which is why I introduced HR3636 to raise gas tax (with wide support from people who depend on it.) http://t.co/CHE7Fj3A1v
7/4
2014
Truly honored to present Rosalee & Willamae w/ medals earned by their father & great grandfather in WWI & Civil War. http://t.co/L2Vt98HQVB
7/2
2014
Celebrating Rick Gustafson's success as director of Portland's amazing streetcar program and his national leadership http://t.co/gLkeLAeftb
7/1
2014
@BIGBA intro'd legislation last year: http://t.co/pBYqkOaaaLDeclining bee populations: chemical industry refutes the science, but “connection to neonicotinoids is indisputable.” http://t.co/ci1xxoxhCLAnother blow against women’s reproductive freedom. Sad day for SCOTUS, which used to be on women’s side. #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossBusiness
6/30
2014
Encouraging that US may finally join much of the rest of the world in banning land mines. Long overdue. http://t.co/sAWowf1LXy
6/27
2014
Friend & hero Kirk Johnson got it right on our failure to protect Iraqi & Afghan friends. We’ll keep fighting, Kirk! http://t.co/fSw8XYPT6WSadly, my amndmnt to end oil drilling lease giveaways, many of them to foreign companies, was voted down this morning http://t.co/RXg8T4eUbz@mclaughlincreek Held an event last week in DC w/ other members to rally support for reform, will keep working for action
6/26
2014
Impressive (& well deserved!) recognition for sustainability renovations to PDX Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt building! http://t.co/Oect8yUMHq
6/25
2014
It's past time for Congress to come together to combat climate change and mitigate its effects! http://t.co/8hmQ226DnL
6/24
2014
Defeat of @repblumenauer common sense amendment demonstrates #Congress' undying affection for #nuclear weapons. http://t.co/Uc94Hz4tEW
Retweeted by Earl BlumenauerVoting today on my amndmt to speed cleanup of dangerous DoD sites across the US, rather than commit billions in future $ to new nuke weapons
6/19
2014
Senators Murphy & Corker propose gas tax increase! An important step forward! http://t.co/SOySvtEenE
6/18
2014
No rain can dampen the spirit if Pride! http://t.co/HdlIx7vYD2
6/15
2014
Taking questions & comments at Terwilliger Plaza this morning; focused on drug reform, the VA, & the Middle East. http://t.co/DIy5okPs8X
6/14
2014
Honored to be a @Portland_State ”Urban Pioneer,” even more to address next generation of urban pioneers at graduation http://t.co/fCYEzDo2A3
6/13
2014
Emilio wore #29 Tonight we will raise our scarves at 29:00 & tell the world You cannot stop us WE are the Rose City Tell everyone #RCTID
Retweeted by Earl Blumenauer
6/11
2014
This was a gift given to me by Reynolds students. My thoughts & prayers are w/ families affected by this tragedy. http://t.co/Qme0QykNqXAnother shooting. I always hope tragedy will inspire action. Simple common sense steps make difference. Start w/universal background checks
6/10
2014
Horrific example why I work to increase access to clean water & sanitation. 2.5 billion w/o basic toilets is tragic http://t.co/Pt1BpnV3Qd
6/9
2014
Ed andEmily's family from girl's soccer days! http://t.co/zTzeqprSZYBest street party in Portland with Harden family. http://t.co/y9c28UUykZRunning parade route, every year http://t.co/3sECTIJrW4Rose festival ships in. Running parade route http://t.co/8Yx1GC4uex
6/7
2014
Met w/ PDX Urban Wine Makers, exciting people doing exciting things, including an event this Sun worth checking out! https://t.co/v9S8JiYh6Z@NEPDXReporter Yes! You haven’t lived till you've had a warm Oreo cookie (though would've been better with milk)
6/5
2014
For a change, good news from the Supreme Court! http://t.co/jG4iCNWmGbGreat visit to PDX Nabisco bakery. I recall working 25 years ago to help keep the factory open, looks like a success http://t.co/X3FvPMjmBCPleased Sec Kerry wants to honor our commitments. Now Congress must do its part. I have the legislation. http://t.co/fHIq3Au47X
6/4
2014
a terrific memorial today for Charles Jordan at the Center that bares his name. Lots of praise and warm memories about an extraordinary man.Shinseki resignation inevitable, but problem bigger: lack of oversight, money and too much stress from foolish Iraq War.
5/31
2014
Historic marijuana votes send administration strong signal & bode well for state efforts in Florida Oregon & Alaska http://t.co/dxPsNN6EWi@sbarn14 Call my office 202-225-4811 and we'll see what we can do!Morning press conference with leaders of unprecedented medical marijuana votes after last night’s victory. http://t.co/pbPxcJ9aKg
5/30
2014
Huge day for marijuana reform in Congress with 3 of our amendments passing with bipartisan support for hemp and medical marijuana!!!!
5/29
2014
@Sage_Shirt I had supported USA Freedom Act, but NSA reforms significantly weakened in committee. Need stronger bill, like Senate version.Reps should have hobbies, but we should keep anti-science conspiracy thriller novels out of the defense amdt process http://t.co/D21pPm4dURRevised USA Freedom Act doesnt go far enough to ensure privacy protections, is not the NSA reform the public deserves http://t.co/fYgOHYI1UwHow much do we spend on #nukes? Last estimates off by $150 billion. My amendment passed today, providing accurate accounting every year
5/22
2014
Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban has been struck down! Equality has finally arrived! http://t.co/JjMpZLMrIj
5/19
2014
Best wishes to those burning calories instead of fossil fuels on their commute today! #BikeToWork2014 http://t.co/hb9NLuN4o2
5/16
2014
http://t.co/wt4L7bLj2H And we have the bill to get the job done: HR 3636, the UPDATE Act
5/15
2014
Important for Lincoln HS Constitution team, We the People program, & civics education to receive greater recognition http://t.co/6au3kHAwAP
5/13
2014
Oregon and DC are the only purple. Coincidence? I don’t think so. http://t.co/XA0n92xOTT http://t.co/oZHh723om4Nearly 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women. Raising min wage would help millions of working moms #WhatMothersNeed http://t.co/vFFnXjz50f
Retweeted by Earl Blumenauer
5/9
2014
Announcing the Afghan Allies Protection Extension Act w/ @SenatorShaheen @RepKinzinger @repblumenauer @TrumanProject http://t.co/zEwZ99EYQE
Retweeted by Earl Blumenauer
5/8
2014
Huntsman is right, it’s time for GOP to embrace science & cross the ideological divide to combat climate change http://t.co/BKbcsyMsbcExciting news for David Douglas HS rocket engineers! Best of luck on such a timeless flight... http://t.co/EubQz5EgwUUS has fallen short of our promises, but I'm pleased more is being done to help SIV allies & fix a broken system http://t.co/CPPZSJfthm
5/7
2014
Scientific info gets better, news of climate impacts gets worse, Congress dithers, & climate deniers sow confusion... http://t.co/zCBZi9cYYs
5/6
2014
We mourn the passing of Jim Oberstar congressional champion of infrastructure, working people, and super cyclist. He will be missed by all.
5/3
2014
Unbelievable! Nothing else to say... #RipCity
5/2
2014
House votes against my amendment to allow VA docs to advise Vets on medical marijuana (pro or con) but got strong bipartisan vote 195-222
4/30
2014
Check out the video @repblumenauer played today to emphasize the role of #exercise in the life a #Parkinsons patient http://t.co/5tBRZ82GVV
Retweeted by Earl Blumenauer.@repblumenauer on benefits of biking 4 those w/ Parkinson's: He cldnt walk a few steps but could ride across Oregon http://t.co/1HjNHRrLqb
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4/29
2014
3rd year in a row for PDX! Congrats to Lincoln HS Constitution team for "We the People" win! Way to go, Cardinals! http://t.co/jlFS3Gtb6pVideo: Join me in fixing our broken #marijuana laws. http://t.co/Z0VUNclgrx >>>http://t.co/aOycPjn5Qf<<<Speaking at the We the People national award ceremony tonight. I am impartial (but go Lincoln Cardinals!) http://t.co/4TAnq8kOeP
4/28
2014
Marijuana reform is one of several issues I am working on that can bring us together and move us forward. http://t.co/oAr2x2JmqrGreat news for Oregon Wine. Thanks to @RonWyden for leading delegation to make wine growlers fully & officially legal http://t.co/mABT7QHAsNWith Ron Wyden@ press conference on wine growler victory. http://t.co/bKxz2wfgmY
4/25
2014
Great @ThinkOutLoud today w/ @organiccowboy, lots of good info on industrial hemp. Look forward to reading his book. http://t.co/jKzLx7EOaF@repblumenauer is doing a great job explaining food safety at #wcdb2014 http://t.co/yO1PxkX4lF
Retweeted by Earl Blumenauer
4/24
2014
Cutting IRS budget $500 mil = $2 bil less revenue, more people cheating the system & not paying their fair share http://t.co/rDLto2fsodIdeas from @repblumenauer on #PDXsavesworld - reinvest in education, multimodal infrastructure, local food, & other innovations
Retweeted by Earl BlumenauerMy PSU Citywise presentation this morning: time to formalize and monetize Portland's role in "saving the world"
4/23
2014
Student art competition winner! We get to see this picture in the Capitol for a year! http://t.co/dhE1c0hOAGAwarded first Blumenauer scholarship at my Alma mater Centennial HS , then beat school rock-paper-scissors champion! http://t.co/fIjaYiZohN
4/22
2014
“Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue; it’s a technology, water, food, energy, population issue.” http://t.co/dGi0HtAv6Z
4/18
2014
National Healthcare Decision Day – an important reminder to discuss your medical wishes with loved ones #NHDD http://t.co/GC5lHBqx5j
4/16
2014
Mismanaged nuclear weapons are a danger! My REIN-IN Act would save billions & reduce weapons on 24 hour high alert. http://t.co/ti0OEc5WWS
4/15
2014
Congratulations to Beverly Cleary students for their hard work and thoughtful questions when producing these videos! http://t.co/71WBFIwWsW
4/9
2014
Protecting pollinators is integral to protecting our food supply, economy, and the health of the planet. http://t.co/jIXKrGwswE
4/8
2014
@uoforever Still a bit of longshot but odds are getting better every day(though it should be noted the AG already has both authority & a bipartisan group to work w/ him)Taking AG Holder up on his offer by extending an invitation to meet w/ those of us working on marijuana reform http://t.co/TTDUlteT9w
4/7
2014
Public has turned its back on failed drug policies of the past & is embracing reality-based solutions for the future http://t.co/3eibHnEVJWSenate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 to declassify information from the CIA torture report, important facts for the public to evaluate.
4/3
2014
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