Statements from Oregon

"In Oregon, women earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar that men earn for doing the same job. That’s just wrong."

Kip Kinkel and Clackamas Town Center shootings "both where citizen with gun stopped the crime"

Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law."

Monica Wehby and Jason Conger are "causing devastating consequences" for nearly 23,000 Oregonians looking for work.

"We have the lowest beer tax in the nation."

"And we’ve constantly been the lowest unemployed county in the state."

Oregon Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, has "never held a job nor run a business"

"Oregon is spending $10 million advertising Obamacare with ads that don’t even mention the program and how to enroll in it" and that don’t "mention the word ‘insurance.’"

"We don’t show people playing these games. We don’t show them winning playing the video lottery games."

"The middle class can be defined to include those with income between roughly $20,000 and $60,000."

"For the cost of $5 vanilla soy latte a day, you can get a sweet health insurance plan to match."

"American voters remain steadfast in their support for immigration reform with a path to citizenship, with more than 70 percent who want to see reform passed this year."

There were "$2 billion in earmarks in fiscal year 2012."

Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.

"In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan."

"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."

"Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.

"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."

"Over the past twenty years, the number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States has decreased by nearly 40 percent. The number of other crimes involving the use of a firearm has also plummeted, declining by nearly 70 percent."

Says every day of a special session costs taxpayers $40,000.

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