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There were "$2 billion in earmarks in fiscal year 2012."
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
Says the U.S. national debt has tripled during Rep. Greg Walden’s time in Congress.
Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions
Says administrator salaries were increased, "but other school employees were left behind."
"West Linn has one of the highest per capita rates of home-based businesses in the United States."
Says "there are actually more people in poverty now than there were when we started" the War on Poverty.
Says Damascus’ disincorporation would produce "NO significant tax savings."
Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.
Says "we are going to sell this house and use the proceeds to stabilize rates."
Says Oregonians for Food and Shelter "proudly features board members from Monsanto and Syngenta and the (Oregon) Farm Bureau also receives funding from biotech companies."
Says "between 6 and 20 bicycles can be parked in the space required by one car."
"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.
"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."
Half of Oregon university students are on Pell Grants.
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