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Dear Union County Republicans ,College Republicans are hosting their 10th Annual Second Amendment week. Lars Larson will be doing his live radio show in the Oregon State University Quad tomorrow from 12-6. You can also Buy tickets for our Firearm Drawing Fundraiser. We have a Sig Sauer 250SC-380, Remington Model 870 Express, Ultimate Gun Range Pack, and more. Tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, or 33 for $100. All proceeds help support College Republican events.Thanks for your support,Donald Handeland
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Testify on Gun Bill SB941! WEDNESDAY

 

Senate Bill 941 Scheduled For Public Hearing In House Committee On Rules
Oregonians Will Have Opportunity To Testify From 3:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22

Salem, OR –  It was announced today that Senate Bill 941, legislation to expand background checks to the private sales of firearms, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22, in the House Committee on Rules.

An Informational Meeting with invited testimony on the bill will occur from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, followed by an open Public Hearing from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Oregonians wishing to testify either for or against the bill are invited to share their testimony beginning at 3:00 pm.

“The Senate’s decision to hold just one two-hour public hearing on SB 941 left many Oregonians, including those who traveled long distances, without an opportunity to testify on this significant piece of legislation,” said House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte), who is a member of the House Committee on Rules. “I invite those Oregonians to come back this week to testify, and I encourage all Oregonians to attend Wednesday’s public hearing and participate in this important discussion going on in our Legislature.”

The public hearing for SB 941 in the Senate Judiciary Committee drew enough Oregonians to the Capitol to fill several overflow rooms. Dozens of Oregonians that registered to testify on the bill were denied the opportunity to do so in front of the committee due to the strict time limits put in place by Senate Judiciary Chair Floyd Prozanski. The public hearing lasted for just two hours and individual testimony was limited to two minutes.

The decision to hold an evening public hearing for SB 941 follows the Legislature’s decisions to hold public evening hearings for legislation relating to paid sick leave and minimum wage.
Chief sponsored by Senator Prozanski, Senator Ginny Burdick, and Representatives Jennifer Williamson and Val Hoyle, all Democrats, SB 941 would require a private person to complete a transfer of a firearm by appearing with the transferee before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check.

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College Republican’s Second Amendment Week

 

Second Amendment Week 2015

The 10th Annual Oregon State University College Republican’s Second Amendment Week is in the works. To help celebrate the Second Amendment the Oregon State College Republicans put on a week of events for the students and community members of Oregon State. The week starts out will fun and educational events for students and community members and culminates with the live showing of the Lars Larson Show and our firearm drawing. This event is always a huge success and generates a lot of excitement for people from around the State.

Rogue President

The battle for the White House has begun.  We must defeat the Democrats in the next presidential election to preserve what’s left of our God-given liberty.

 

Champion of the poor…the liberal elitist president lives high on the American taxpayer’s dime: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tens-of-millions-spent-on-38-obama-holidays/article/2561162

 

The roots of Obama’s rage: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2015/03/20/obama-takes-his-rage-to-world-stage-n1973394

 

The decline and fall of Obama’s presidency: http://townhall.com/columnists/donaldlambro/2015/03/06/obamas-tattered-presidency-is-coming-apart-at-the-seams-n1966395

 

Obama continues to bypass the US Congress and the US Constitution…because he knows best: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2015/03/06/obamas-ongoing-assault-on-the-constitution-n1966315

 

This clueless president is making monumentally incorrect decisions that affect each of us every day: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2015/03/10/is-president-obama-really-as-clueless-as-he-claims-n1968055

 

Obama continues to dismantle our constitutional guarantees on a whim: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2015/04/17/obamas-wanton-lawlessness-should-disturb-all-americans-n1986312

 

God bless America…that we can outlast this despot and begin to recover from eight years of catastrophic damage to our American Republic.

 

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SB 941

 

Please follow the links below and send emails to these representatives. It is your rights which are being lost!!

 

Tim Smith

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More Guts Than a Government Mule

Good morning friends,

More than a few of you have been calling me to ask how I believe Senate Bill 941 will go. The invasive bill would require expanded background checks on firearms transfers.

I believe SB 941 will clear the Senate floor on the upcoming vote and then head for Rules Committee in the House. I believe that Representative Val Hoyle will give the bill a better hearing than it received in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But, after that hearing in House Rules, if all committee members are present, it will head to the House floor on a 5-4 party line vote. Once on the House floor, it gets interesting. But, I do believe that the Democrats will pass SB 941 with 31 votes with no help from a single Republican member.

I really hope I’m a lousy prophet and would absolutely LOVE to be wrong on this one.

Here’s how I could be wrong…and here’s how you can help.

In my opinion, there are five or six Democrats who could hold fast on the House floor. That would deny the Democrats the 31 that they need. Those Democrats are Reps McKeown, Boone, Witt, Barker, Hoyle and, perhaps, Komp. What would it take for any one of them to hold fast? As my old granddad used to say, “more guts than a government mule”.

Please contact those members by clicking on their names above to send an email. Tell them that you appreciate the courage it will take for them to stand against the pressure that will be exerted upon them by their party.

Thank you and rest assured that I will firmly stand against attacks on our Second Amendment.

Sincerely,

Carl Wilson

House District 3

email: Rep.CarlWilson@state.or.us I phone: 503-986-1403
address: 900 Court St NE, H-390, Salem, OR 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/wilson

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY REPUBLICANS NIGHT OUT 2015

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Democracy vs Republic

The most important distinction is that a Republic is a system of laws that guarantee, in our case, the “inalienable rights” set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. As a Republic these laws protect the rights of the minority even if the majority disagree. In other words, no mob rule allowed. It is important to understand this principle so it can be applied and protected.

Oppressive Senate Bills of Exclusion

There are 10 minimum wage bills that will be up for hearings and public testimony on Monday, April 13th.

They are 6 Senate bills (SB 610, SB 327, SB 130, SB 332, SB 597, SB 682)  that will be heard in the Senate Workforce Committee 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  This will be invited testimony only.

Summary of minimum wage bills:  7 of the bills raise minimum wage from a low of $10.75/hr by 2016 to a high of $15.00/hr by 2018.  3 of the bills repeal the current state pre-emption statute regarding minimum wage and would grant statutory authority to local governments to set minimum wage.

These bills hurt those people they are intended to help the most and are well intentioned bad policy. Many young people and others with special challenges have a very difficult time getting into the job market already. Here is a reminder why by the great Milton Friedman. It should be obvious to lawmakers that we need more job opportunities, not less, unfortunately, SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.

The evening of Monday, April 13th will be a joint House & Senate Committee public hearing  – probably 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  This is the time to arrive in person and provide your testimony.  

IF YOU CANNOT APPEAR IN PERSON PLEASE PROVIDE WRITTEN TESTIMONY SHARING HOW AN INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE WILL AFFECT YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES.  SEND YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO EACH COMMITTEE MEMBER OR TO THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR REQUESTING YOUR TESTIMONY BE DISTRIBUTED TO EACH COMMITTEE MEMBER.

 

SENATE WORKFORCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS & CONTACT:

 

Chair Senator Michael Dembrow
Member Senator Sara Gelser
Member Senator Tim Knopp
Member Senate Democratic Leader Diane Rosenbaum
Vice-Chair Senator Kim Thatcher

Staff 

Committee Administrator Matthew Germer 503-986-1509
Committee Assistant Carrie Ward 503-986-1510

 

HOUSE BUSINESS & LABOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CONTACT:

 

Membership 

Member Representative Greg Barreto
Vice-Chair Representative Brent Barton
Member Representative Margaret Doherty
Member Representative Sal Esquivel
Member Representative Paul Evans
Member Representative Shemia Fagan
Member Representative Dallas Heard
Chair Representative Paul Holvey
Vice-Chair Representative Bill Kennemer
Member Representative Rob Nosse
Member Representative Jim Weidner

Staff 

Committee Administrator Jan Nordlund 503-986-1557
Committee Assistant Matthew Puckett 503-986-1520

Joint Ways and Means Eastern Oregon Tour

THE CAPITOL IS COMING TO YOU!
GregBarreto
The Joint Ways and Means Eastern Oregon Tour

Senate and Representatives from the Joint Ways and Means Committee will be touring Eastern Oregon.

There are two scheduled stops:

Friday ~ April 10, 2015
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Gilbert Center on EOU’s CampusSaturday ~ April 11, 2015
5:30PM to 7:30PM
SAGE Center (Port of Morrow)

The Capitol is coming to you.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in the hearing and
testify on issues important to them.

You will be able to meet face to face with the committee members.

Please feel free to share this information and help turn out
attendance for this important event.

I hope you will join me in welcoming the Oregon legislature to Eastern Oregon!

Come and let your voice be heard, if you don’t speak up
they can’t hear you!

If we don’t stand up for rural Oregon, who will?  (Sen. Doug Whitsett)

Please call if you have any questions: 503 986-1458

I hope to see you on Friday,
Greg

Our mailing address is:

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PO Box 334

Cove, OR 97824

 

Bad Bill List

Oregon ‘Job Killers’ List Identified 

A coalition of Oregon industry, agricultural and small business advocates released a list of “job killer” bills today calling attention to the cumulative impact that the proposals will have on Oregon’s job climate and economic recovery. As a group, these bills pose a serious threat to Oregon’s economy and job growth by imposing costly new mandates on employers, both large and small, across the state.

The 2015 “Job Killer” list follows:

2015 Job Killers 

SB 19 Expands Liability for Wage Claims 

Exposes shift supervisors, bookkeepers, farm labor contractors, farmers and others to the potential liability of wage claim allegations, even when based on honest mistakes. Also adds criminal liability to civil wage claims.

SB 454 Implements Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave 

Increases employer mandates by requiring employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, and threatens employers with statutory penalties as well as litigation for alleged violations. Counterpart: HB 2005

SB 718 Allows Liens on Personal Employer Property

Creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage-and-hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, based upon alleged yet unproven wage claims. SB 845 Imposes New Fees on Large Employers 

Requires employers whose employees obtain health insurance coverage through a public program to pay a fee to the state for that coverage.

HB 2007 Adds Employer Liability for Wage Discussions

Creates a new unlawful employment practice against an employer who takes any negative employment action against an employee for discussing or disclosing “in any manner” his or her wages or those of another employee.

HB 2009 Increases Statewide Minimum Wage

Increases Oregon’s current minimum wage from $9.25 to $15 per hour by 2018. Other minimum wage bills: SB 130, SB 327, SB 332, SB 597, SB 610, SB 682, HB 2004, HB 2008, HB 2012

HB 2386 Authorizes New Cease & Desist Authority for BOLI

Subjects employers to potentially unjustified imposition of cease & desist orders by Bureau of Labor and Industries, which, once issued, could require costly court proceeding to have removed.

HB 2540 Requires Prevailing Wage in Enterprise Zones 

Eliminates the incentive to build projects inside Enterprise Zones by requiring prevailing wage to be paid on any privately owned projects developed on private land.

HB 2606 Expands Family Leave for Siblings 

Adds siblings as an additional category of family members for whom a worker may take leave to provide care.

HB 2764 Increases Workers’ Compensation Costs

Unravels certain cost-saving provisions and resulting benefit increases due to Oregon’s 1990 Workers’ Compensation reforms, resulting in employers paying nearly 5% increases in workers’ compensation system costs without any expectation that increases will be offset by system savings.

HB 3377 Mandates Predictive Scheduling 

Requires employer to establish “mutually acceptable work schedule” upon employee request for a flexible or predictable work schedule. Mandates employers provide alternative work schedules. Other predictive scheduling bills: SB 888, HB 2010

Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA) Associated General Contractors (AGC) Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon Home Builders Association (OHBA) Oregon (IIABO) Oregon Metals Industry Council (OMIC) National Association of Insurance and Financial Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Advisors (NAIFA) (ORLA) National Federal of Independent Business Oregon Seed Council (OSC) (NFIB) Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) Northwest Food Processors Association Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA) (NWFPA) Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL) Northwest Grocers Association (NWGA) Salem Chamber of Commerce

The above mentioned bills have been identified as job killing bills based on the official legislative language drafted as of March 20, 2015. Legislation included on the “Job Killer” list released today will change throughout the session as bills are amended or new language is introduced.

For more information, contact Betsy Earls at 503-588-0050

 

Congressional District 4 Calendar: http://bit.ly/Oregon-CD4LibertyCalendar

Statewide Calendar of Events – http://bit.ly/OregonLibertyCalendar
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Bad for Schools

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House Democrats Pass Inadequate Funding Bill That Shortchanges Oregon Students, Teachers And Schools

 

OREGON HOUSE REPUBLICAN OFFICE

 

House Democrats Pass Inadequate Funding Bill That Shortchanges Oregon Students, Teachers And Schools
House Republicans Called For Increased, Stable Funding For K-12 Education
Salem, OR –  On a party-line vote, and despite concerns from dozens of school districts across the state, House Democrats voted today to shortchange Oregon’s schools at a budget of $7.255 billion. Moments after their own admissions that the proposed budget was inadequate and “not satisfying,” House Democrats passed House Bill 5017, dismissing House Republicans’ request to send the budget back to the Committee on Ways and Means to secure more funding for K-12 education.
“Today, House Democrats chose to put politics ahead of kids by voting for an underfunded education budget, despite an additional $1.8 billion in revenue in the General Fund this biennium,” said House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte). “Rather than responsibly prioritize the needs of students and teachers, House Democrats purposefully shortchanged schools so they could move forward later with their predictable demand for increased taxes and keeping the kicker.”
Despite increases in revenue over the past decade, education spending has been steadily declining as part of the overall General Fund.
In the 2003-2005 budget, education funding represented 58.7% of nearly $11 billion, and K-12 education represented 44.7% of the budget. In the 2013-2015 budget, education funding represented just 51.6% of a $16.753 billion general fund budget, and K-12 only 39.7% of the budget. And in Democrats’ proposed 2015-2017 budget – which represents a 10.5% overall budget increase of nearly $1.8 billion more in revenue than last biennium, K-12 education funding drops even further to 39.1%.
As House Republicans discussed on the Floor today, this inadequate K-12 education budget leaves school districts across the state – both large and small – with serious consequences, including overcrowded class sizes of 40+ students; layoffs of teachers; outdated curricula, textbooks and other materials; and, dilapidated facilities and resources.
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Chick-fil-A bully gets fired

Action Alert

CG912Project members and Friends,

 
On Wednesday April 1st, there will be a Public Hearing in Room 50 at 8:00AM, be there if you can to testify: You can also email your testimony.
Details at the website below.
 
http://oregoncitizenslobby.org/law-enforce-military/sb941-requires-background-check-at-dealer-for-all-private-firearm-sales/

There will be folks in Salem early at 7:00AM
 
CALL TO ACTION:
Stop SB 941
(Universal Background Check) 
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!
Please meet the Pro 2nd Amendment Group* at the 
State Capitol Steps
(RIGHT side of the front doors at 7:00; room 50 after 8:00)  
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 7:00 AM
This is NO JOKE

WE need you! Every able bodied person should be there to counter protest the anti-gunners.
We can’t let them take away our rights.

Floyd Prozanski is willing to make this law even though it won’t prevent criminals from getting firearms.
Our right to self-defense is a right we cannot give up.
This is what separates America from ALL other countries.
All dictators register guns, then they take them.
We NEED YOU to make a stand!
Silence makes them think you agree, then they pass the bill.
Don’t let them tread on YOU!

Summary and Talking Points against SB 941 (Universal background checks) 
Requires private person to complete transfer of firearm by appearing with transferee before gun dealer to request criminal background check.
Specifies exceptions for family members, law enforcement, inherited firearms and certain temporary transfers. Punishes violation by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both, or maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both, for second or subsequent offense.
Requires Department of State Police to notify local law enforcement agency when, during criminal background check performed prior to transfer of firearm, department determines that recipient is prohibited from possessing firearm.
Authorizes court to prohibit person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing firearm during period of treatment if certain criteria are met.     Declares emergency, effective on passage.

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  • Oregon already has background check laws.
  • Oregon already has laws requiring background checks by private parties at gun shows (since 2000), no evidence shows this has decreased crime rates in Oregon.
  • No evidence shows this will decrease crime rates in Oregon.
  • In states that have passed laws like this – statistics show this has not increased public safety.
  • It will not prevent criminals from getting guns.
  • Creates gun registry which is forbidden by Federal law

History: Any government which had such lists always used it to enable firearms confiscation.

  • Fiscal impact has not yet been determined – they have no idea how much money this will cost us.
  • This is about controlling people, NOT controlling guns.

Whether you attend or not, please use the list below of all the sponsors/co-sponsors and tell them the best way they can represent you.  Let them know how you feel about what they are trying to accomplish with this bill.

Chief sponsors:
Senator Prozanski Email:  Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
Senator Burdick  Email:  sen.ginnyburdick@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1718
Representative Williamson Email: Rep.JenniferWilliamson@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1436
Representative Hoyle Email:  rep.valhoyle@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1414

Regular sponsors: 
Senator Bates Email: Sen.AlanBates@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
Senator Dembrow  Email: Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us   Capitol Phone:503-986-1723
Senator Hass Email: Sen.MarkHass@state.or.us  Capitol?& District?Phone: 503-986-1714
Senator Monnes Anderson  Email: Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
Senator Monroe  Email: Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us   Capitol Phone: 503-986-1724
Senator Riley  Email: sen.chuckriley@state.or.us?  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Senator Rosenbaum   Email: Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us  Capitol Phone:503-986-1700
Senator Steiner Hayward Email: Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
Representative Barnhart  Email: Rep.PhilBarnhart@state.or.us   Capitol Phone:503-986-1411
Representative Buckley  Email: Rep.PeterBuckley@state.or.us?? Capitol Phone:503-986-1405
Representative Doherty  Email: Rep.MargaretDoherty@state.or.us   Capitol Phone: 503-986-1435
Representative Fagan  Email: Rep.ShemiaFagan@state.or.us  Capitol Phone:503-986-1451
Representative Frederick   Email: Rep.LewFrederick@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1443
Representative Gorsek  Email: Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us?  Capitol Phone:503-986-1433
Representative Greenlick  Email: Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.usCapitol Phone: 503-986-1433
Representative Holvey  Email: Rep.PaulHolvey@state.or.us    Capitol Phone:503-986-1408
Representative Keny-Guyer  Email: Rep.AlissaKenyGuyer@state.or.us  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1446
Representative Lininger  Email: rep.annlininger@state.or.us?  Capitol Phone:503-986-1438
Representative McLain  Email: rep.susanmclain@state.or.us?  Capitol Phone:503-986-1429
Representative Smith Warner  Email: rep.barbarasmithwarner@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1445
Representative Vega Pederson  Email: Rep.JessicaVegaPederson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1447

* This Pro 2nd Amendment Group is simply anybody who supports the 2nd Amendment.  It is a spontaneous event to protect our rights, join us!

 

OCL: Gun Background Checks

 

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Oregon Citizens Lobby
GUN BILL
ALERT

Senate Judiciary Committee
Public Hearing Scheduled.

Wednesday April 1st at 8:00AM room HR50
Meeting Details April 1, 2015 8:00 a.m. HR50
Those that can, please attend and give your testimony for the record and or Email materials  to: sjud.exhibits@state.or.us and copy your Senator!
Work Session scheduled.  details 4/2/2015 8:00 AM, HR 50

 NO on SB941 requires background check at dealer for all private firearm sales
Posted HERESB941 will require a background check in person at gun dealer for all private firearm sales and transfers except at gun shows where the seller may still do the background check directly with OSP by phone.  Allows limited exceptions for family members and short term transfers for firearm instruction, hunting, target shooting and to prohibit imminent threat of serious injury or death.

Personal Choice

SB941 interferes with and makes much more difficult, the sale of goods between private citizens in a way no other legally possessed goods are regulated.  The claimed intent is ‘for the public good’ i.e., safety, but the stats on states which have done this do not show that this increases public safety, as is supported by the experience and statements of most law enforcement officers and organizations including the 36 members of the Oregon State Sheriffs Association who opposed SB 1551 in 2014 and the 4500 members of Washington State’s WaCOPS who opposed Measure I-594 there also in 2014.

Oregon is one of only a few states which requires background checks by private parties at gun shows, as a result of a law passed in 2000.  There has been no evidence put forward that this has decreased crime rates in Oregon.  This evidence should be required before expanding this requirement to all private sales.

Limited Government

SB941 creates a registry, which is forbidden by Federal law.  When a background check is run via the FBI’s NICS, the records of allowed sales are to be destroyed prior to the next business day.  However, in Oregon, background checks are run by Oregon State Police who are allowed to keep the sales records for ‘up to five years,’ but there has been no confirmation that the records are ever permanently deleted.  Therefore the state government will amass a listing of all firearms held by all citizens in Oregon.  This is forbidden in Federal law because experience has shown that any government that amasses such a list always uses it later to facilitate firearms confiscation.

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Update From Greg Walden

Recently, the House of Representatives passed two bills to rein in bureaucratic red tape coming out of government agencies, especially the EPA. These bills, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) and the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030), will help to increase transparency and accountability of government agencies to the public and small businesses.

In 1978, Congress established the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to carefully review and examine data and science on which the EPA bases new regulations. However, according to the Congressional Research Service, more than half of the board members have received research grants from the EPA, often to do some of the same research they are supposed to be reviewing, a clear conflict of interest. Additionally, the EPA continues to severely limit public participation during most SAB meetings and often excludes state or private sector researchers from contributing.

The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) would address these concerns by reinforcing peer review requirements to ensure dissenting voices from the SAB are heard. The reforms would reduce conflicts of interest by board members, and improve the make-up of SAB panels by ensuring they include researchers from outside of the federal government. This legislation empowers the SAB to provide meaningful and unbiased scientific advice.

To further increase transparency, the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030) would prohibit the EPA from proposing or finalizing new rules or regulations until the science that those rules are based on have been made publically available.

These bills have been endorsed by a number of trade associations, including the American Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

As a small business owner in Oregon for over 20 years, I know how government red tape can hinder economic activity and job growth. Oregonians deserve transparency from government as to why new regulations are scientifically necessary. Bills like the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act and the Secret Science Reform Act would do just that.

It’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
Member of Congress

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2nd Amendment

Received this recently. Suggest responding to surveys of this nature as just another way of making your voice heard.


Hello,

My name is Rachel Coyle – I am a student at American University. I’m doing my capstone class project on gun control and the Second Amendment, and I was wondering if you’d be able to help.

My project includes a survey on specific aspects of the gun rights debate, to gauge public opinion and look for overlap. The survey questions are drawn from conversations with several hundred gun rights supporters on social media.
Would you mind sending the survey (https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5bbbAsyEJGYrZPv) around to your county GOP leadership and asking a few people to pass it on? Perhaps you could discuss sending it out to your membership as well?

 

ALL survey responses will be completely confidential. I will have no way of telling who responded to the survey or what any particular individual said.

My professor would like me to get a few hundred responses, so I need all the help I can get!

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

Thank You So Much,

Rachel Coyle

Action Alert: BOLI HB2386 VOTE UPDATE

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Republican Rapid Response Action Alert

HB 2386-9 Engrossed

FLOOR VOTE on HOUSE side of the Legislature 3/24/2015What is in this bill?
Currently, wage & hour disputes between empolyees and employers are handled with the involvement of the Circuit Court having jurisdiction. The Bureau of Labor and Industries ( BOLI) brings the complaint to the court.

HB 2386 expands the authority of the BOLI Commissioner to issue cease and desist orders on a business, potentially closing it’s doors AND the business would have no right or method to appeal the decision until after BOLI completed it’s investigation and issued it’s final order.
That final order may not be available for an entire year.

Another expansion of authority would be for BOLI to set the dollar amount for a “bond” to be paid by the employer within 10 days. The bill has NO limit on the amount of the bond and if the business thinks it’s excessive, guess who is 100% responsible to prove it. Not BOLI.
“Pay up or we shut you down Mr. Employer”.

Current Situation

The House Committee on Business and Labor “DO PASS” recommendation was a straight party line vote .  No Republican House member voted for this bill.

HB2386-9 is heading for a FLOOR VOTE on HOUSE side of the Legislature on Tuesday 3/24/2015
ACTION you can take now.          Deadline: Monday 3/23/2015 Email and Call Your Representative, no matter what their party may be.
You could use any of these points to support your opposition to HB 2386:

  • The substitution of the commissioner for the court grants an executive branch agency judicial authority.  If BOLI is already fulfilling the roles of investigation and prosecutor in any dispute, how is it fair to the employee and the employer if BOLI also serves as the judge?

 

  • If BOLI establishes a requirement for a bond that is excessive, the employer assumes 100% of the responsibility to prove that the amount is excessive. That is contrary to the principle of innocent until proven guilty.

 

  • BOLI “may commence an action in the circuit court”, which is great for BOLI, but the employers seems to be left at the mercy of an agency.  BOLI may take up to a year to issue it’s final orders, and by then the business may no longer exist.
  • Our American system of justice is based on fairness to all parties and the role of our courts is

how we achieve that in our society.
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OSUGOP Winter Newsletter

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College Republican Winter Newsletter

Dear Union County Republicans ,The Oregon State University College Republicans had a fantastic Winter Term. We successfully completed all our First Amendment Week activities at the beginning of the term and took a trip to the Oregon Capitol to meet with legislators. This weekend we are bringing 12 students to Seaside for the 51st Dorchester Conference. Stop by our booth and say hello if you are attending.Now we are working on our 10th Annual Second Amendment Week. April 20th – 24th we have a jam packed week where we will be selling tickets, hosting a concealed cary class, debating the College Democrats, and having Lars Larson do his live radio show from campus. There are a lot of activities so feel free to join us and buy tickets for our Firearm Drawing Fundraiser.We would like to thank all our supporters. We couldn’t accomplish a fraction of what we do without your support.

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70+ Things only College Students would write on a Free Speech Wall

College Republicans on Oregon State University’s campus had a free speech wall up for a week. Check out the what people wrote, some are hilarious. Read More.

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Top 7 Ways to Support the Second Amendment at OSU

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College Republicans Visit the Oregon Capitol 

College Republicans set up meetings with legislators to talk about issues important to college students. Thanks to the legislators that took the time out of their day to visit with us. Read more. 

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College Republicans host 2015 First Amendment week

OSU College Republican’s annual First Amendment Week was a success. We were in the quad all week with our Free Speech Wall and debated the College Democrats on a variety of issues.  Read more. 

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New College Republican Officers Elected.

  • President – Kyle Cottrill
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  • Secretary – Sydney Cammann

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