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House Republican Leader Jeff Helfrich

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1400
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE,​ H-395, Salem, Oregon 97301
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collapse Year : 2023 ‎(43)
Joint Statement: Oregon Has Much to Celebrate This National Manufacturing Day10/6/2023 8:15 AM 
House Republican Leader Announces Caucus Leadership Team10/3/2023 8:09 AM 
House Republicans Are Committed to Hearing All Potential Solutions to Fix Measure 1109/29/2023 11:20 AM 
Representative Helfrich selected as new Caucus Leader9/28/2023 8:46 AM 
House Republican Leader on Quarterly Revenue Forecast: Time to Prioritize Public Safety8/30/2023 10:29 AM 
House Republican Caucus Sends Letter to Governor Kotek Urging Immediate Review of All Commutations Granted by Former Governor7/28/2023 3:15 PM 
House Republican Leader Announces 2023-2024 Interim Leadership Team6/29/2023 5:00 PM 
Sine Die: Tumultuous Legislative Session Officially Adjourns6/25/2023 4:50 PM 
House Republicans Protect Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Families from Burdensome Estate Tax6/23/2023 5:00 PM 
Oregon House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Limit Fentanyl Crisis6/23/2023 4:52 PM 
Negotiations Lead to Victory for Oregonians’ Parental Rights, Protections for Law Abiding Gun Owners, Accountability for the Majority Party6/15/2023 11:55 AM 
Joint Committee on Oversight and Accountability Holds First Meeting, Highlights Areas of Concern6/2/2023 5:00 PM 
House Democrats Force Schools to Make Budget Cuts, House Republicans Propose Legislation to Fully Fund Education5/23/2023 12:55 PM 
House Democrats Reject Legislation to Reform Measure 110, Put Victims Before Criminals, Bolster Public Safety5/17/2023 2:47 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on May Revenue Forecast5/17/2023 9:35 AM 
Bipartisan Coalition Votes to Increase Protections for Healthcare Providers 5/11/2023 1:52 PM 
House Republicans, Five Democrats Vote to Alleviate Nursing Shortage5/9/2023 2:44 PM 
Another Day, Another Party-Line Vote: House Democrats Pass Extreme Voter Expansion Bill Day After Secretary of State Resigns5/4/2023 1:31 PM 
Senator Suzanne Weber and Representative Emily McIntire Sue Oregon Legislature, Represented by Oregon Right to Life5/3/2023 1:53 PM 
House Republican Leader Issues Statement Following House Passage of House Bill 20055/2/2023 6:09 PM 
Republican Leaders Issue Statement in Response to Secretary Fagan’s Resignation5/2/2023 3:00 PM 
House Republican Leader Issues Statement Following Passage of House Bill 2002 B - Legal Issues, Too Extreme for Oregon5/1/2023 8:52 PM 
Republican Leaders - Secretary of State Shemia Fagan Must Resign4/28/2023 12:31 PM 
Republican Leaders Pen Op-Ed in The Oregonian: Oregon Parents Should Not Have to Co-Parent with The Government4/28/2023 11:55 AM 
House Republicans Vote to Protect Oregon from Environmental Hazards4/24/2023 5:03 PM 
Republican and Independent Leaders Urge Democrat Leaders to Create a Joint Oversight and Accountability Committee4/21/2023 5:00 PM 
House Republicans Vote to Lower Taxes for Oregonians4/18/2023 2:00 PM 
Oregon Democrats Pass Most Extreme Abortion and Gender-Altering Bill in Nation’s History Out of Committee4/13/2023 8:28 PM 
House Republicans Force Vote to Reconsider All Legislation in Proposed Safe Schools Package – Every Vote Receives Bipartisan Support3/29/2023 3:00 PM 
House Republican Caucus Proposes Safe Schools Package3/28/2023 2:30 PM 
House Republican Caucus Calls for Reconsideration of House Bill 3520 on Three-Year Anniversary of the “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order3/23/2023 1:46 PM 
House Republican Leader Issues Statement Following House Passage of House Bill 2279 – Radical Expansion of Assisted Suicide3/21/2023 6:22 PM 
Knopp, Breese-Iverson, Boquist Send Letter to the Governor Urging Independent Nonpartisan Counsel to Investigate OLCC3/21/2023 5:00 PM 
House Republican Leader’s Statement on Passage of Housing and Homelessness Legislation to Address Oregon’s Crises3/15/2023 2:34 PM 
House Republican Caucus Sends Letter to Governor Kotek Urging Immediate Reconsideration of ODF’s Proposed ‘Habitat Conservation Plan’3/8/2023 8:38 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Quarterly Revenue Forecast2/22/2023 8:33 AM 
House Republican Caucus Welcomes State Representative Court Boice2/9/2023 12:40 PM 
House Republican Caucus Responds to Governor Kotek’s Proposed Budget1/31/2023 3:30 PM 
House Republican Caucus Celebrates School Choice Week1/25/2023 2:59 PM 
Republican Leaders Send Joint Letter to President Wagner & Speaker Rayfield Addressing Fiscal Responsibility of the Legislature1/20/2023 4:55 PM 
House Republican Leader Announces 2023 Caucus Priorities1/17/2023 3:04 PM 
House Republican Caucus Sends Letter To Governor Tina Kotek1/9/2023 4:40 PM 
House Republican Leader Announces 2023 Caucus Leadership Team1/6/2023 3:16 PM 
collapse Year : 2022 ‎(24)
Oregon House Republicans Respond to Environmental Quality Commission’s Decision to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 203512/20/2022 5:46 PM 
Speaker Rayfield, Leader Breese-Iverson tour Facebook Data Center, discuss drought and water issues in Central Oregon12/19/2022 11:20 AM 
House Republican Leader Issues Statement Following Governor Brown’s Decision to Commutate All Death Row Sentences12/13/2022 10:51 AM 
Leader Breese-Iverson and Representative Reschke Secure Funding for Klamath Community College Well Drilling Curriculum12/9/2022 3:14 PM 
Oregon House Republicans Elect Leadership for 82nd Legislative Assembly12/6/2022 3:23 PM 
Joint Leader Statement on December Revenue Forecast11/16/2022 3:06 PM 
Letter to Governor Brown: Bend-LaPine Teacher Firings10/11/2022 9:26 AM 
Leader Breese-Iverson Calls on ODE Director Gill to Resign for Plummeting Student Assessment Results9/22/2022 3:16 PM 
August Revenue Forecast Offers Bleak Outlook for Next Biennium8/31/2022 3:15 PM 
Republican Leaders Statements on Bend Shooting8/29/2022 3:14 PM 
Leader Breese-Iverson Statement on Misguided Proposed Wildfire Risk Map8/4/2022 8:20 AM 
House Republican Leader Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision6/24/2022 8:18 AM 
Oregon House Democrats ignore real emergencies and continue to fail Oregonians6/3/2022 8:15 AM 
Leader Breese-Iverson Statement on Latest Revenue Forecast5/18/2022 8:13 AM 
Democratic Leaders failed to help Oregonians with fundamental issues during 2022 Legislative Session3/4/2022 12:44 PM 
Rep. Salinas and Rep. Holvey spearhead Democrats’ agriculture overtime bill, likely cutting hours and pay for farm workers3/1/2022 12:43 PM 
House Republicans block OHA from receiving executive office powers; instead guarantee insurance coverage for essential health care visits3/1/2022 10:43 AM 
Republicans will walk away from Interstate Bridge Replacement program talks if Washington’s tax on Oregonians passes2/23/2022 4:25 PM 
Family farms propose alternative Oregon solution to ag overtime2/23/2022 3:01 PM 
Oregon state revenue continues to increase while Oregonians feel the pressure of inflation2/9/2022 10:12 AM 
Governor’s deadline for lifting mask mandate is long overdue2/7/2022 5:15 PM 
House Republicans prepare for solutions-oriented 2022 Legislative Session2/1/2022 1:51 PM 
House Republicans oppose Democrats’ shameful pro-criminal agenda1/28/2022 4:00 PM 
U.S. Supreme Court decision means Oregon OSHA should remove strict private business COVID-19 mandates and drop plans for permanent indoor mask mandate1/13/2022 3:01 PM 
collapse Year : 2021 ‎(78)
Governor’s Environmental Quality Commission places partisan and unrealistic emission mandates on Oregonians12/17/2021 2:04 PM 
Second special session of 2021 highlights yet another state agency failure12/13/2021 7:04 PM 
Oregon House Republican Caucus Leadership Announcements12/7/2021 11:16 AM 
Republicans push for Emergency Board to implement  immediate relief for Oregon renters and landlords12/1/2021 11:14 AM 
Representative Drazan steps down from House Republican leadership, Representative Breese-Iverson selected as new Caucus Leader11/30/2021 3:19 PM 
Congressional redistricting map upheld that protects incumbents11/24/2021 10:23 AM 
Legislative redistricting map court decision upholds predetermined election results11/22/2021 2:24 PM 
Revenue forecast beats odds thanks to resilient Oregonians while highlighting failures of big budget government agencies11/17/2021 1:04 PM 
House Republican Leader opposes policies that raise cost of living amid historic inflation11/10/2021 3:02 PM 
Victims and their families traumatized by Governor's commutation plan11/4/2021 3:54 PM 
House Republicans respond to congressional redistricting map court challenge10/11/2021 5:48 PM 
Rigged redistricting process fails Oregon9/27/2021 3:30 PM 
House Republicans call for renewed commitment to collaboration following pause in legislative session9/21/2021 2:35 PM 
House Democrats form new partisan committee to pass illegal gerrymandered map9/20/2021 5:35 PM 
Oregon state budget continues to grow without solving problems8/25/2021 10:33 AM 
House Republican Caucus welcomes Christine Goodwin as the newest member representing House District 28/12/2021 6:32 PM 
House Republican Redistricting Committee members joint statement on release of 2020 Census Redistricting Data8/12/2021 6:31 PM 
House Republican Leader Christine Drazan statement on passing of Representative Gary Leif7/22/2021 12:10 PM 
OFRI Audit Misrepresents Oregon Forestry Industry to Advance Political Agenda 7/21/2021 3:38 PM 
Anna Scharf statement on her appointment to represent House District 237/9/2021 3:38 PM 
Hard-fought legislative session officially adjourns 6/26/2021 6:37 PM 
House Republican bill would return $300 million that Oregon owes taxpayers6/22/2021 4:27 PM 
New proposal could hike electricity bills for Oregonians and risk rolling blackouts throughout the state6/22/2021 2:15 PM 
House Republicans give property owners the chance to recover lost revenue6/17/2021 3:10 PM 
New plan allocates millions in taxpayer dollars for politicians instead of schools6/16/2021 11:20 AM 
Letter to Governor Brown to reopen the state with California6/15/2021 3:06 PM 
House Democrats failed to properly fund students, so they voted to lower graduation standards6/14/2021 1:27 PM 
House Republicans push to ban vaccine passports in Oregon6/14/2021 1:26 PM 
Rep Owens introduces bill to protect Oregonians’ right to privacy, ban implementation of discriminatory vaccine passports6/8/2021 9:50 AM 
Bill to lower health care costs for cold medicine passes Senate6/7/2021 4:50 PM 
“Bailey’s Bill” finally passes House with unanimous support6/7/2021 10:35 AM 
House Democrats unite against commitment to fully reopen schools by fall6/3/2021 2:04 PM 
House Republicans renew push for fully funded schools, oppose ‘cuts’ budget6/3/2021 12:58 PM 
House Democrats block effort to reintroduce ‘Ezra’s Law’6/1/2021 1:33 PM 
Bipartisan effort to introduce common-sense business protections5/26/2021 5:13 PM 
Letter to Governor Brown to end vaccine passports5/26/2021 11:24 AM 
Republicans support motion to end COVID-19 state of emergency5/20/2021 12:32 PM 
Letter to Governor Brown relating to OHA's and Oregon OSHA's vaccine verification requirement5/20/2021 10:49 AM 
Historic revenue surplus presents opportunities but highlights failure to fully fund schools5/19/2021 3:39 PM 
House Republicans call for fully reopened and fully funded schools 5/12/2021 1:41 PM 
OSHA a “no show” from Legislative committee hearing to discuss their permanent COVID-19 mask mandate5/11/2021 11:22 AM 
Statement of support for 'Good governance' bills proposed to address Oregon Government Ethics Commission audit recommendations5/7/2021 2:53 PM 
Bipartisan bill from Legislature would fully reopen schools5/6/2021 2:52 PM 
Republicans force vote to consider bill that gives Legislature oversight on Governor's emergency powers5/4/2021 12:01 PM 
Oregon House Legislators seek to curtail Governor's COVID-19 executive orders4/29/2021 1:54 PM 
Republican bill to lower health care costs for all Oregonians4/28/2021 1:15 PM 
CDC says move forward, Oregon moves backward?4/27/2021 3:54 PM 
House Republicans support public safety community with passage of bipartisan bills4/26/2021 1:11 PM 
Oregon to receive sixth congressional district4/26/2021 12:22 PM 
House Republican Leader calls on Speaker to ensure victim safety4/16/2021 5:33 PM 
Republicans secure funding for wildfire relief, education enrichment, essential services during first half of 2021 session4/16/2021 2:53 PM 
House Democrats raid ‘kicker’ to take more money away from Oregonians 4/16/2021 2:53 PM 
Republicans push comprehensive fixes to Oregon’s unemployment benefits system4/15/2021 8:20 PM 
Republicans sponsor legislation to maintain access to telehealth doctor appointments4/14/2021 4:30 PM 
Important legislation to lower health care costs for all Oregonians4/14/2021 3:09 PM 
Republican proposal to reinstate Oregon’s Promise scholarship for college students gets full vote of Education Committee 4/13/2021 4:28 PM 
Monumental Oregon childcare reform advances in the Legislature4/13/2021 1:07 PM 
Oregon Supreme Court says Legislature, not Secretary of State, has say over redistricting4/9/2021 2:09 PM 
New wildfire relief bill passes with bipartisan support to help Oregonians who are still rebuilding their lives4/9/2021 2:08 PM 
Republicans continue to fight bills with negative consequences for Oregonians4/7/2021 5:00 PM 
Oregon House Democrats ignore transparency with backroom dealing on highly contentious issue4/6/2021 11:40 AM 
Only two House bills in the Oregon Legislature would address  COVID-19’s impact on education4/2/2021 2:06 PM 
House Republicans applaud bipartisan initiative to prioritize rebalanced budget funding for communities4/1/2021 2:20 PM 
District Attorneys release joint statement denouncing proposals from Senate and House Democrats3/30/2021 1:30 PM 
Leader Drazan calls for legislators to refocus priorities3/26/2021 2:49 PM 
Oregon is second to last reopening schools3/26/2021 2:47 PM 
2021-23 Budget Framework released, starting the process for passing a balanced budget3/24/2021 5:30 PM 
Democrats move forward with legislation opening door to convicted criminals in schools3/19/2021 4:52 PM 
Oregon residents and businesses could be facing higher taxes if they received bi-partisan CARES Act relief funds3/16/2021 4:13 PM 
Bi-partisan coalition calls for an independent redistricting commission to redraw legislative districts in Oregon3/9/2021 12:38 PM 
Leader Drazan reminds House Majority Leader of minority party's shared governing role amid Democrats' attempts to dictate legislative process3/9/2021 10:35 AM 
Leader Drazan applauds overdue Summer Learning and Child Care package, recommends available federal dollars to fund initiative3/8/2021 10:32 AM 
House Republicans urge the public to join Oregon Redistricting virtual hearings3/8/2021 10:30 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Newly Released 2020 High School Graduation Rates1/21/2021 4:51 PM 
House Republican Leader Calls for Good Government Reforms and Increased Transparency in the Capitol1/12/2021 8:53 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Ongoing Investigation Into Recent Capitol Events1/10/2021 5:57 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Washington D.C. Violence1/6/2021 6:29 PM 
Houes Republican Leader Announces 2021 Leadership Team1/4/2021 3:19 PM 
collapse Year : 2020 ‎(63)
House Republican Leader Statement on December Economic and Revenue Forecast11/18/2020 10:41 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Oregon’s role in the Removal of Klamath Dams11/17/2020 3:04 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on State Funding for Wildfire Victims9/25/2020 7:03 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Emergency Board9/25/2020 7:02 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Revenue Forecast - September 20209/23/2020 9:53 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on the Passing of Congressman Bob Smith9/22/2020 11:05 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Oregon Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Executive Orders9/22/2020 10:36 AM 
House Republican Leader Supports Oregon State Police; Calls for Governor to Intervene8/14/2020 11:53 AM 
House Republicans Criticize Lack of Transparency and Public Access in Second Special Session of 2020.8/10/2020 11:26 PM 
House Republicans Call for Prosecution of Criminals and End to Violence in Portland8/6/2020 5:25 PM 
Representatives Hayden and Breese Iverson Urge Governor to Delay Carbon Green House Gas Emission Efforts7/23/2020 1:52 PM 
Drazan, Girod Urge Governor to Decouple Clackamas County from Washington and Multnomah7/17/2020 3:15 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Rebalancing State Budget7/16/2020 5:22 PM 
Rep. Lewis Appointed to Joint Committee on Transparent Policing and Use of Force Reform6/30/2020 4:09 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Police Accountability Reform6/26/2020 7:10 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on the Conclusion of the First Special Session of 20206/26/2020 7:09 PM 
Republican Lawmakers Echo Ten Democrats in Support of COVID Liability Shield6/24/2020 8:22 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on the Passing of  Former Representative Vic Gilliam6/18/2020 2:11 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Special Session6/16/2020 2:17 PM 
House Republican Caucus Statement on Potential Special Session6/15/2020 11:52 AM 
 House Republican Leader Calls for Transparency in  Emergency Board Decision-Making6/4/2020 4:45 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on OED Plan to  Clear Unemployment Backlog5/27/2020 10:34 AM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Unmet Needs of Unemployed Oregonians 5/22/2020 4:13 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on Baker County Circuit Court Ruling5/18/2020 2:17 PM 
House Republican Leader Statement on the Passing of Representative Greenlick5/16/2020 11:24 AM 
House Republican Leader Calls for Agency Accountability5/11/2020 5:15 PM 
House Republican Christine Drazan Urges Governor to Move Forward with Regional Reopening Plan5/5/2020 11:49 AM 
Sen. Girod and Rep. Drazan Call on Governor to Display Bipartisanship During COVID-19 Crisis 4/29/2020 4:54 PM 
House Republican Leader Christine Drazan Releases Statement on Executive Order Protecting Nation’s Food Supply4/29/2020 9:44 AM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on Senate Republican Leadership4/24/2020 10:17 AM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on Emergency Board Action4/23/2020 4:56 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on Lifting Executive Order on Non-urgent Medical Procedures4/23/2020 1:49 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on Plan to Reopen Oregon Economy 4/14/2020 12:36 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on Decision to Close Schools for Remainder of Academic Year4/8/2020 2:55 PM 
House Republican Leader Christine Drazan Responds to  Federal Stimulus Package3/27/2020 1:50 PM 
House Republicans Respond to Executive Order 20-123/24/2020 5:43 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on Executive Order3/10/2020 1:30 PM 
Statement from Houe Republican Leader Christine Drazan on End of 2020 Session3/6/2020 10:35 AM 
Statement from Representative Christine Drazan3/5/2020 4:05 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan3/5/2020 10:25 AM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan3/2/2020 4:10 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan Opposing Strong-Arm Intimidation Tactics 2/27/2020 7:11 PM 
Statement from House Republican Leader Christine Drazan on  Cap-and-Trade Legislation2/25/2020 8:04 AM 
State Representative Bill Post supports Senator Kim Thatcher’s bold move to protect Oregonians2/24/2020 5:37 PM 
State Rep. Carl Wilson supports Republican Senators walkout,  decries majority party leadership failure2/24/2020 4:00 PM 
House Republicans to Hold Informational Meeting on Cap and Trade2/21/2020 3:44 PM 
Majority of Oregon Counties Oppose Cap and Trade2/21/2020 11:19 AM 
When is a tax a tax, but also not a tax?  Welcome to the 2020 legislative session.2/20/2020 1:58 PM 
House Republican Leader Christine Drazan Statement on New Cap and Trade Legislation2/17/2020 5:33 PM 
Representative Moore-Green Champions Resolution to Commemorate Centennial of Oregon’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment2/17/2020 12:03 PM 
Rep. Rick Lewis Sponsors Bill to Honor Fallen Soldiers Previously Listed MIA or POW2/14/2020 1:01 PM 
House Republican Members Leave Committee, Refuse to Vote on Legislation that Will Devastate Oregonians 2/13/2020 3:22 PM 
House Republican Leader Calls on Speaker Kotek to Allow for Public Hearings on Cap and Trade Bills2/13/2020 2:37 PM 
Representative Drazan Statement on Economic Forecast2/12/2020 12:10 PM 
Rep. Bill Post Champions Simple Fixes During Short Session2/11/2020 3:52 PM 
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