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Capitol Phone for the Senate Republican Caucus: 503-986-1950

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-323, Salem, Oregon 97301
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collapse Year : 2023 ‎(17)
Homelessness Package is Only the First Step in Addressing the Housing Backlog3/22/2023 9:00 AM 
Knopp, Breese-Iverson, Boquist Send Letter to the Governor Urging Independent Nonpartisan Counsel to Investigate OLCC3/21/2023 1:00 PM 
Senators Brock Smith, Weber, Representative Osborne Introduce Bill Protecting Waterways from Toxic Pollution from Homeless Camps3/20/2023 4:30 PM 
Senate Republicans Criticize Extreme Bill Allowing Convicted Felons Including Murderers and Rapists to Vote While in Prison3/9/2023 4:30 PM 
Victims Join Senate Republicans to Speak in Support of Fixes to Oregon’s Flawed Sex Crime Laws3/8/2023 8:30 AM 
Senate Unanimously Passes Most Bipartisan Bill of the Session3/1/2023 12:30 PM 
Senator Knopp Urges Bold Action Ahead of First Hearing on Semiconductor Bill2/22/2023 5:00 PM 
TONIGHT: First Hearing on Bipartisan Bill to Boost Oregon’s Semiconductor Industry2/22/2023 3:00 PM 
Senator Knopp Responds to Quarterly Revenue Forecast, Introduces Bill Returning Kicker as a Check2/22/2023 10:00 AM 
Senator Knopp Defends Public Employees Retirement Fund from Potential Losses from Forced Policy Change2/16/2023 5:00 PM 
Oregon Senate Passes Bipartisan Childcare Shortage Relief Bill Co-Chief Sponsored by Senator Anderson2/15/2023 4:00 PM 
Senator Anderson Appointed to Governor's Housing Board2/2/2023 11:00 AM 
Senator Knopp Introduces Bill Sponsored by All 30 Senators2/1/2023 12:00 PM 
Senate Republicans Protect Kicker, Urge Balanced Budget1/31/2023 12:00 PM 
Senate Republicans Roll Out 2023 Session Agenda: EQUITABLE OREGON1/24/2023 3:00 PM 
State Representative David Brock Smith Appointed to Fill Senate District 1 Vacancy1/11/2023 3:00 PM 
Senator Daniel Bonham Joins Leadership Team as Deputy Leader1/10/2023 1:00 PM 
collapse Year : 2022 ‎(24)
Senators Girod, Findley Criticize DEQ’s Ban on Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035, Push for Agency Oversight12/21/2022 9:02 AM 
Senator Knopp's Statement on Governor's Death Row Commutations12/13/2022 12:00 PM 
Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team12/9/2022 12:00 PM 
Knopp Re-Elected Republican Leader11/16/2022 12:00 PM 
Senator Knopp's Statement on Anti-Mormon Slurs9/19/2022 12:00 PM 
Revenue Forecast Highlights Need to Protect Taxpayers' Kicker5/18/2022 9:21 AM 
Governor Commutes Sentence of Brutal Aggravated Murderer4/26/2022 2:30 PM 
Tax Day Looms Large After a Decade of Democratic Tax Increases4/15/2022 1:50 PM 
Secretary of State's Audit Shifts Blame from Failed Housing Policies3/17/2022 11:07 AM 
Short Session Revealed Need For Balance In Salem3/4/2022 1:12 PM 
Republicans Make Attempt to Help Hospital Workers3/4/2022 1:05 PM 
Republican Proposal to Help Homeless Students Blocked by Senate Democrats3/3/2022 10:01 AM 
Republicans Vote to Empower Parents3/2/2022 8:18 AM 
More of Democrats' Soft-On-Crime Agenda Clears Senate3/1/2022 11:51 AM 
Senate Republicans Vote for Housing Regulation Transparency3/1/2022 9:24 AM 
Senate Republicans Propose Rule Change to Remove Masks from Senate Chambers2/28/2022 4:52 PM 
Democrats Pass Bill to Help Convicted Felons Stay in the Country Illegally2/28/2022 12:53 PM 
Senate Republicans Vote To Repeal Taxes on Basic Neccessities2/25/2022 10:52 AM 
Senate Republicans Vote to Protect Oregonians from Catastrophic Wildfire2/23/2022 12:53 PM 
Republicans Respond to Record-Breaking Crime Wave With Common-Sense Reforms2/17/2022 11:31 AM 
Republicans Object to Bill to Give OHA More Power2/16/2022 3:48 PM 
Senate Republicans Call For Spending on Reducing Crime As Revenue Forecast Shows Big Money2/9/2022 8:28 AM 
End of Mask Mandate Provides Opportunity to Restore Checks and Balances2/7/2022 4:22 PM 
Republicans Respond to Governor's Out of Touch State of the State2/3/2022 2:42 PM 
collapse Year : 2021 ‎(78)
Senate Republicans Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.1/17/2022 3:36 PM 
Senate Republican Leader's Statement on President Courtney's Retirement1/6/2022 10:11 AM 
Bipartisan Billl Honors Debt to Afghan Refugees12/13/2021 4:05 PM 
Bipartisan Housing Plan Will Bring End to Pandemic Housing Policy12/13/2021 3:58 PM 
Republican Priorities Included in Special Session Appropriations Bill12/13/2021 3:54 PM 
Help to Farmers and Ranchers Is On The Way From Drought Package12/13/2021 3:49 PM 
As Cartels Exploit Border Crisis to Terrorize Southern Oregon, Republican Plan Clears Senate12/13/2021 3:09 PM 
Senate Republicans Drive Bipartisan Agreement on Special Session to Address Housing, Drought, and Public Safety12/10/2021 10:31 AM 
Oregon Democrat Politicians Enable Violence By Attacking Justice System11/20/2021 1:32 PM 
Senate Republicans Vote Against Governor's Parole Board Nominees11/17/2021 2:56 PM 
Pandemic Proves Lucrative For State While Oregonians Struggle With Inflation, Republicans Offer Relief11/17/2021 12:35 PM 
Governor Called to Rescind EQC Pick Over Ethical Concerns11/12/2021 3:11 PM 
Senate Republican Caucus Signs Education Freedom Pledge11/5/2021 11:57 AM 
Senator Tim Knopp Elected Republican Leader10/22/2021 11:19 AM 
Kate Brown's Failures Continue with Leak of Thousands of Workers' Medical Information10/19/2021 2:19 PM 
Senate Republican Leader's Statement on Continued Violence and Chaos in Portland10/14/2021 1:01 PM 
Senate Republican Leader's Statement on the Passage of Gerrymandered Congressional Redistricting Plan9/27/2021 4:30 PM 
Democrats March Forward with Gerrymandered Plan to Entrench Their Own Power9/20/2021 4:34 PM 
Senate GOP Leader’s Statement on the Revenue Forecast8/25/2021 10:05 AM 
Senate Republican Leader Blasts Governor's New Mandates8/11/2021 1:06 PM 
Senate GOP Leader's Statement on the Passing of Representative Gary Leif7/22/2021 12:49 PM 
OFRI Audit Misrepresents Oregon Forestry Industry to Advance Political Agenda7/21/2021 3:35 PM 
2021 Session Demonstrates Need for Balance6/26/2021 5:50 PM 
Oregonians Will Pay More For Less Reliable Energy Under Democrat Plan6/26/2021 11:34 AM 
During Active Wildfires, House Democrats Vote to Underfund Fire Fighting and Defund the Forest Practices Act6/26/2021 8:03 AM 
Oregonians Should Remember Democrat COVID Overreach6/25/2021 11:58 AM 
Senate GOP Pushes to Fund More Police Amid Rising Crime6/24/2021 3:03 PM 
Republicans Fight for Those Wrongfully Convicted, Effort Blocked by Senate Democrats6/24/2021 2:46 PM 
Senate Democrats Vote to Maintain Tax on Stimulus Checks6/24/2021 1:35 PM 
Senate Republicans Attempt Last Ditch Effort to Fix Democrats' Loose Voting Law6/24/2021 1:26 PM 
ZIP Codes Should Not Determine Students' Education6/15/2021 12:14 PM 
Senate Democrats Block Tax Relief for Working Families and Ending the Governor's COVID Emergency6/9/2021 1:28 PM 
Senate Republicans Vote to Expand Opportunity in Education6/9/2021 11:14 AM 
Senate Democrats Say 'No' to Extra Pay for Police Officers Responding to Riots6/7/2021 12:29 PM 
Senate Republicans Push for Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans5/25/2021 12:47 PM 
Senate Republicans Vote to Get Kids Back in School Full-Time in the Fall5/24/2021 11:51 AM 
Senate Republicans Force Vote on Student Loan Relief5/20/2021 10:52 AM 
Swimming in Cash: Republicans Set Priorities For Excess Tax Revenue5/19/2021 3:30 PM 
Senate Republican Leader Blasts Governor's Decision to Implement Vaccine Passports in Oregon5/18/2021 5:05 PM 
Oregon Mask Rules Need to Reflect CDC5/13/2021 1:49 PM 
Senate Republicans Support Teachers Union Effort to Fully Reopen Schools for Next School Year5/13/2021 1:16 PM 
Senate GOP Leader Opposes Political Patronage5/11/2021 4:15 PM 
Bipartisan Bill from Legislature Would Fully Reopen Schools5/6/2021 2:32 PM 
Governor's Lockdown Whiplash Highlights Need for Emergency Power Reform5/4/2021 6:17 PM 
Democrats Reward Donors with Bigger Payouts for Trial Lawyers4/29/2021 1:53 PM 
For Working Oregonians, Legislature Must Rein in Governor’s Power4/28/2021 12:39 PM 
Uncapping Virtual Charter Schools Will Uncap Student Potential4/21/2021 5:21 PM 
Democrats Drop Education Standards4/21/2021 1:13 PM 
Senate Panel Recognizes Late Great Senator Jackie Winters4/15/2021 2:33 PM 
Senate Democrats Look To Overturn Principles of Fairness Pass Guilty Until Proven Innocent Legislation4/14/2021 2:04 PM 
Senate Urges Federal Government To Take Responsibility For Decades of Forest Mismanagement4/14/2021 12:30 PM 
Supreme Court Strikes Down Secretary Fagan’s Argument As Flawed, Sides With Legislature on Redistricting4/9/2021 9:06 AM 
GOP Authored Civics Education Bill Will Promote Healthy Democratic Participation4/7/2021 12:00 PM 
Republican Sex Crime Prevention Legislation Clears Senate4/5/2021 12:09 PM 
Democrats Advance Agenda to Make Life More Dangerous While Cracking Down on Oregonians Self-Defense Rights3/25/2021 3:24 PM 
Democrats Charge Ahead With Plan to Steal the Kicker3/25/2021 11:20 AM 
Senate Democrats Spurn Victims to Side with Rapists, Kidnappers, Child Pornographers, and Attempted Murderers3/23/2021 5:59 PM 
SJR 12: Lazy Policymaking Destroys Quality Health Care Through The Backdoor3/18/2021 12:29 PM 
Governor Brown’s Plans for Students Require Accountability3/12/2021 3:44 PM 
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2023-1-24 EQUITABLE OREGON: 2023 Agenda 
2023-3-21 Joint GOP, IPO Letter to Governor Kotek Urging for an Independent Nonpartisan Counsel to Investigate the OLCC 
Joint GOP Letter to Governor on Graduations 
Joint House and Senate GOP Letter to Governor Re School Reopenings 
Sens. Knopp, Thatcher Pen Letter to Dept. of Education Requesting Test to Stay