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Legislator PhotoSenate President Peter Courtney

Democrat - District 11 - Salem

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1600​
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-201, Salem, Oregon 97301
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collapse Year : 2018 ‎(7)
Courtney Appoints Johnson, Steiner Hayward As Joint Senate Co-Chairs of Ways and Means11/19/2018 4:54 PM 
Water Advisory Issue Reveals Needs in Emergency Response Infrastructure6/1/2018 11:41 AM 
Courtney: Forecast Presents Opportunity5/23/2018 10:02 AM 
2018 Session Review3/15/2018 12:32 PM 
Courtney Supports Students, Says Schools Should Be Safe3/14/2018 10:05 AM 
Senate President Comments on 2018 Session3/4/2018 8:39 AM 
House, Senate Leaders Create Joint Committee On Student Success1/5/2018 4:03 PM 
collapse Year : 2017 ‎(12)
Courtney Releases Statement on Passing of Former Speaker, Portland Mayor Vera Katz12/11/2017 12:20 PM 
As Rescuers Seek to Save Children in Collapsed Mexico City School, Courtney Urges Oregon Districts to Seek Grants9/21/2017 4:30 PM 
State Leaders Ask Pharmacy Board To Prioritize Emergency Insulin9/18/2017 11:43 AM 
Courtney: Congress Should Fund Disaster Relief in Texas, Fire Fighting in the West9/5/2017 3:35 PM 
Senate President Comments on Phase Out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program9/5/2017 3:34 PM 
Senate President Peter Courtney's Statements on the 2017 Session7/7/2017 2:51 PM 
Senate Sends $5.3 Billion Transportation Improvement Plan to Governor7/6/2017 2:28 PM 
Legislation Would Sentence Certain Repeat Sex Offenders to Life in Prison7/1/2017 10:40 AM 
Joint Transportation Committee to Consider 7-Year, $5.3 Billion Package Saturday6/30/2017 6:24 PM 
Senate President Comments on Report From Cost-Containment Work Group4/21/2017 3:35 PM 
Statement from Senate President Peter Courtney On Quarterly Economic, Revenue Forecast2/22/2017 9:56 AM 
Legislators Announces Budget-Focused Town Hall Meetings Across Oregon1/31/2017 4:38 PM 
collapse Year : 2016 ‎(10)
Senate President Comments on the Passing of Former Speaker, Attorney General Hardy Myers11/30/2016 10:01 AM 
Senate President, Majority Leader Issue Statement on Post-Election Concerns11/16/2016 11:58 AM 
Courtney Welcomes Talbert to Senate8/30/2016 11:30 AM 
Memorial Services Set for Senator Bates8/15/2016 8:51 AM 
Joint Transportation Committee Releases Schedule for Statewide Summer Tour5/18/2016 3:44 PM 
Legislative Leaders Appoint Joint Committee to Develop Transportation Package4/27/2016 3:41 PM 
List of April 2016 Seismic Safety Grant Awards from Business Oregon4/7/2016 10:16 AM 
Record $50 million in seismic safety grants for schools awarded4/7/2016 9:54 AM 
Senate President Comments on 2016 Session3/3/2016 2:30 PM 
Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney on Quarterly Economic, Revenue Forecast2/10/2016 10:05 AM 
collapse Year : 2015 ‎(22)
Legislative Leaders Call for Open Overhaul of Department of Energy12/9/2015 3:58 PM 
Statement on Revenue Forecast12/2/2015 10:16 AM 
Senate President Repeats Call for Major Transportation Funding Package in 20179/17/2015 10:50 AM 
Courtney: 2016 Candidates Need to Be Prepared to Pass Transportation Package in 20179/9/2015 11:10 AM 
More than 100 Lost Souls Claimed in 14 Months Since Cremains Memorial Dedication9/8/2015 12:17 PM 
Courtney Releases Video Asking Public to 'Help, Support and Prevent' in Response to Wildfires8/26/2015 10:05 AM 
Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney on Quarterly Economic/Revenue Forecast8/26/2015 10:04 AM 
Session Included Accomplishments, Disappointments7/6/2015 6:15 PM 
Senate President Says Failure to Complete Capitol Seismic Safety Project ‘Devastating Loss’ for Oregon7/3/2015 5:38 PM 
K-12 Schools Get $300 Million Boost for Seismic Safety, Needed Improvements In Budget Proposal7/3/2015 4:27 PM 
Courtney: 'Can Oregon End Cancer?'6/25/2015 1:40 PM 
Courtney ends Senate transportation effort6/25/2015 1:39 PM 
Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney on the Quarterly Economic and Revenue Forecast5/14/2015 10:24 AM 
Senate Approves Fritz-Fairchild Act Requiring Cable Barriers to Prevent Crossover Crashes4/14/2015 7:32 AM 
Ways & Means Committee Schedules Community Hearings Across Oregon4/7/2015 4:05 PM 
Bi-Partisan Senate Vote Sends Key Health Care Funding Measure to Governor3/17/2015 12:25 PM 
Senate President Comments on the Passing of Dave Frohnmayer3/10/2015 12:42 PM 
Courtney Introduces Measure to Better Protect Domestic Violence Victims3/5/2015 12:59 PM 
Senate Votes to Dissolve Cover Oregon; Move Healthcare Marketplace to DCBS2/19/2015 1:31 PM 
Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney on Quarterly Economic & Revenue Forecast2/19/2015 9:18 AM 
Senate President Comments Following Swearing In of Governor Kate Brown2/18/2015 10:48 AM 
Ways and Means Co-Chairs Release 2015-17 Budget Framework1/14/2015 2:54 PM 
collapse Year : 2014 ‎(9)
Business Oregon Awards Seismic Upgrade Grants; Courtney Calls Again for $200 Million Investment12/22/2014 3:17 PM 
Courtney Announces 2015 Senate Committees12/11/2014 5:00 PM 
Speaker, President Again Choose Buckley, Devlin As Co-Chairs of Joint Ways & Means11/17/2014 1:30 PM 
Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney on Economic and Revenue Forecast5/28/2014 2:31 PM 
Senate Approves Measure to Fund Cancer Research Facilities at OHSU3/7/2014 1:50 PM 
Courtney Applauds Tuition Freeze at Chemeketa2/20/2014 2:43 PM 
Courtney Testifies in Favor of HB41432/20/2014 2:41 PM 
Capitol to Re-Open Monday Morning2/10/2014 8:48 AM 
Transportation Plan Includes Final Funding Piece for Minto Brown Bridge1/16/2014 3:08 PM 
collapse Year : 2013 ‎(21)
Courtney, Kotek Urge Extension of Health Coverage for Oregonians in High-Risk Insurance Pool12/13/2013 8:42 AM 
Courtney Supports $1 Billion Challenge For Cancer Research at OHSU11/21/2013 10:36 AM 
Courtney Urges Legislative Committees to Get Answers About Insurance Exchange11/19/2013 3:27 PM 
Dembrow Appointed to Senate11/18/2013 1:09 PM 
Courtney: Time for Public Hearings on One-State Bridge Proposal10/16/2013 3:39 PM 
Senate President Comments on Resignation of Senator Jackie Dingfelder10/16/2013 3:38 PM 
Courtney to Take Part in Hood to Coast for 19th Time8/21/2013 4:40 PM 
Senate Approves State Fair Bill6/6/2013 10:09 AM 
Senate President Comments on Revenue Forecast5/16/2013 4:40 PM 
Governor Signs Measure to Increase Regulation of Athlete Agents5/7/2013 4:40 PM 
Courtney Recalls Speaker Lundquist's Work to Bring People Together4/9/2013 4:40 PM 
Senate Sends Tuition Equity Bill to Governor's Desk3/21/2013 4:40 PM 
Olympic Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton to Address Oregon Senate Thursday2/19/2013 4:40 PM 
Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney on Quarterly State Revenue Forecast2/15/2013 4:40 PM 
Senate OKs Bill to Fill Funding Gap for Woodburn Interchange Project2/14/2013 4:40 PM 
Courtney: Tuition Equity is About a Path of Opportunity for Kids2/13/2013 4:40 PM 
President, Speaker Invite Oregonians to "A Citizen's Guide to the Legislature"2/12/2013 4:40 PM 
Senate Approves Measure Allowing Nurse Practitioners to Dispense Medication2/8/2013 4:40 PM 
Courtney Calls for 'Game Changing' Investment in Community Mental Health2/6/2013 4:40 PM 
Young Oregonians Help Senate Open 77th Legislative Assembly1/14/2013 4:40 PM 
Senate President Provides Authentic Oregon Flage for Legislators Desks1/14/2013 4:40 PM 
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