Statements from Oregon
"We are 49th in the nation for our graduation rate"
76 percent of doctors support the use of medical marijuana
In Oregon, 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in 2012.
The 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act "would have cost the average American family $1,000 a year while making no significant impact to fix our infrastructure and roads."
"I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act" for transportation and infrastructure.
"Since the governor took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in three years."
"The government -- not the armed forces -- is stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for domestic use."
The U.N. Arms Treaty "infringes upon our right to keep and bear arms."
"Oregon school districts are directing 24 percent of their food budgets to purchase local foods. That’s the highest percentage in the country."
"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."
"400,000 Oregonians have gained access to health care" through the Affordable Care Act.
"Jeff Merkley was the deciding vote on Obamacare, which in Oregon has been an unmitigated disaster."
"Oregon today has 100,000 more jobs than it did when I was elected."
"Did you know that in 2013 over 50 percent of all babies born in Oregon were Hispanic?"
"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."
"We’ve dedicated more money from (Washington County’s) transportation budget to bike and ped projects under my watch than at any time in the history of Washington County."
"In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible."
Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"
Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years."
Gun "marketplaces" on Facebook mean "ANYONE can broker a deal on a gun online, meet the seller in a parking lot somewhere, and walk away with a weapon."
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