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Immigration
7:27 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Oregon Governor Supports President's Immigration Action, But Says It Is Only A Stop Gap

Credit State of Oregon

Following President Barack Obama's Thursday evening speech on immigration reform, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber released a statement in support of the executive action.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Opposes Fast Tracking Trade Policy

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR).
Credit http://defazio.house.gov/

Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio says he strongly opposes a bill that would give President Obama the authority to fast track U.S. trade deals.

According to DeFazio, fast track authority grants power to the executive branch to negotiate free trade agreements with little congressional input. He says when a free trade agreement is submitted this way, Congress must pass it within 90-days with an up or down vote, no amendments, and limited debate. 

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