Earl Blumenauer's file:

Democrat from Oregon

Earl Blumenauer is the Democratic representative for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996. He started in politics in the Oregon Legislature in 1972, where he served three terms. In 1978, he was elected to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, where he served for eight years before being elected to the Portland City Council in 1986. He was a city commissioner for 10 years.

Recent statements involving Earl Blumenauer

"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."

Says "between 6 and 20 bicycles can be parked in the space required by one car."

"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."

Says "Having organizations parading as being social welfare organizations and then being involved in the political combat harkens back to why the statute a hundred years ago said that they were prohibited."

Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."

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