Statements from Oregon

"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.

Half of Oregon university students are on Pell Grants.

Says "your Legislative Assembly was within one vote of enacting each of those bills into Oregon law."

Says "nearly half of Oregon's children are poor."

Says "in Oregon today, the average debt upon college graduation is more than $24,000."

Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage."

Says Oregon’s political tax credit is something "every state should have and no other state does."

Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."

Says "the mandate is 71 times that a child’s body will be injected with a disease" for immunizations.

Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."

Says "At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment" under Affordable Care Act.

Says  "With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."  

Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."

Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."

Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."

Says that in 2007, "Oregon ranked 25th -- or 7th from the bottom -- in percentage of children with untreated decay compared to 32 other states with similar data."

Says "Every legislative district in the state has at least one craft brewery and countless home brewers."

Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."

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