Oregon Senate Democrats
Getting Things Done for Everyday Oregonians.
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1700
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-223, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email the Senate Majority Leader: Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us
Welcome to the Legislative Website of the Oregon Senate
On July 6th, 2015, the Legislature adjourned sine die. Senate Democrats went to Salem with a plan for bold action that puts the needs of families and small businesses from across Oregon first. We got the job done.
In the 2015 Legislative Session, Oregon Senate Democrats focused on Oregon's priorities by:
Investing in Education and Workforce Development
Strengthening Oregon Businesses and Creating Family Wage Jobs
Standing up for Rural Oregon Communities
Fighting for Working Families and Struggling Oregonians
Ensuring Efficient Government to Protect Critical Services
Highlights of our 2015 Legislative Accomplishments:
In the 2015 Session, we passed legislation that dramatically increases voter access, protects consumers against unfair business practices, expands background checks on all gun sales, and implements a clean fuels standard that reduces carbon emissions and provides huge economic opportunities for Oregon.
For the first time in nearly a decade we delivered a state budget that makes reinvestments in essential services and funds innovative programs. We passed an early and robust K-12 school budget and expanded grants for students at Oregon's colleges and universities. We bolstered our support for seniors, victims of domestic violence, and vulnerable Oregonians. We expanded critical state programs like Employment Related Day Care and made a significant investment in affordable housing for those Oregonians who have been left behind in this economic recovery. We continued to make investments in strategic economic development tools and workforce training.
The Oregon Legislature added to a long list of trailblazing public policies with passage of statewide Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Security, 12-month access to birth control, the ABLE Act, and the Oregon Promise Act.
In the next six months, Senate Democrats will prepare for the upcoming 2016 short session by sticking to the progressive agenda we championed in 2015. We are confident we can build on our successes for working families and continue to fight for small businesses, vulnerable Oregonians, and those still struggling to get by.
For an overview of our Agenda in the 2015 Session, click here.
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