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Legislator PhotoRepresentative Gene Whisnant

Republican - District 53 - Sunriver

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1453
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-383, Salem, Oregon 97301

collapse Year : 2018 ‎(2)
Lawmakers vote to extend tuition benefits to Oregon National Guard members3/3/2018 11:00 AM 
Whisnant, Buehler 2018 PERS reform bill headed to Governor Brown’s desk3/3/2018 10:00 AM 
collapse Year : 2017 ‎(11)
Rep. Gene Whisnant will not seek re-election12/4/2017 10:00 AM 
Rep. Gene Whisnant announces legislation for 2018 session11/21/2017 5:32 PM 
Rep. Whisnant Advocates for PK-12 Education During 2017 Session7/7/2017 10:00 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Works to Expand Government Transparency and Accountability7/6/2017 11:00 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Fights to Bring Down Cost of Higher Education7/5/2017 2:30 PM 
Rep. Whisnant Passes Bill to Help Address Higher Education Cost Drivers6/12/2017 4:15 PM 
Rep. Whisnant encourages public comments on Deschutes River Trail Bridge legislation5/2/2017 2:30 PM 
Rep. Whisnant Receives “Champion for Children in Poverty” Award5/2/2017 2:00 PM 
House Committee Approves Funds for Continued Expansion of Oregon State University-Cascades3/15/2017 3:20 PM 
Rep. Whisnant Passes Bills to Help Improve Students’ Civics and Financial Literacy3/9/2017 2:15 PM 
Rep. Gene Whisnant Sworn-in as a Member of the 79th Oregon Legislative Assembly1/9/2017 12:00 PM 
collapse Year : 2016 ‎(1)
Rep. Whisnant's Bill Supporting Vulnerable Students Expected To Be Signed Into Law2/24/2016 10:25 AM 
collapse Year : 2015 ‎(8)
Summary of some of Rep. Whisnant's bill 2015 Session9/1/2015 1:39 PM 
Bipartisan Bill to Support Low-Income Housing7/30/2015 12:38 PM 
Oregon House Unanimously Passes Senate Bill 515 Expanding The Government Transparency Website6/5/2015 11:00 AM 
Oregon House Votes To Strengthen English Language Learner Program6/4/2015 12:16 PM 
Joint Memorial Urging Siting Of Geothermal Research Lab In Deschutes County Passes House4/23/2015 3:42 PM 
Rep. Gene Whisnant’s “Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Act” Passes House4/9/2015 11:00 AM 
Knopp,Whisnant Announce Joint Town Halls3/25/2015 2:39 PM 
House Unanimously Passes Bill To Adequately Fund Child Abuse Prevention Centers3/12/2015 12:30 PM 
collapse Year : 2014 ‎(11)
Keep Kids Safe License Plate. Did you know?7/14/2014 11:21 AM 
Legislators Discuss Common Core During Committee Hearings at the Capitol5/29/2014 4:59 PM 
Rep. Whisnant Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Veteran Homelessness5/12/2014 8:59 AM 
Representative Whisnant Recognized For Efforts To Reduce Veteran Homelessness5/9/2014 11:27 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Priority Constituent Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk3/3/2014 2:41 PM 
Rep. Whisnant's Bill Addresses Impacts on Pole Creek Report2/28/2014 11:32 AM 
Oregon Legislators Receive Pole Creek Fire Report2/27/2014 9:09 AM 
Whisnant Bill to Help Veterans Clears Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature2/26/2014 9:55 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Calls for Legislative Oversight of IT Projects2/18/2014 8:51 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Honored with Virtual Backpack Award for Education Choice Efforts2/13/2014 2:54 PM 
Rep. Whisnant Honored With Virtual Backpack Award for Education Choice Efforts2/5/2014 1:10 PM 
collapse Year : 2013 ‎(17)
Central Oregon Legislators Applaud Funding to Expand OSU-Cascades Campus7/8/2013 9:56 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Supports Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes6/20/2013 10:42 AM 
House Committee Holds Meeting on Student Visa Program6/3/2013 10:45 AM 
House Republicans Call for Action on Fraud & Abuse5/30/2013 9:57 AM 
Whisnant Constituent Bill Clears Senate; Heads to Governor’s Desk5/29/2013 10:09 AM 
House Passes "Driver Card" Bill for Undocumented Residents4/30/2013 10:46 AM 
Oregon Republicans Stop Vote on Tax Increases4/24/2013 10:46 AM 
Pole Creek Wildfire Bill Clears Oregon House4/19/2013 10:47 AM 
Ways and Means Joint Committee hearing in Bend4/18/2013 10:47 AM 
Ways and Means Joint Committee Hearings in Bend4/12/2013 10:47 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Stands up for Intellectual Property Rights4/11/2013 10:48 AM 
Whisnant Testifies on Wildfire Impact Bill4/9/2013 10:48 AM 
Reps. Whisnant & Witt Introduce Bill to Provide Oregon Jobs4/5/2013 10:49 AM 
Bill Regulates Police Use of Drones4/3/2013 10:50 AM 
Rep. Gilliam & Rep. Whisnant Call for Stricter Standards on Tuition Equity2/18/2013 10:52 AM 
Town Hall News from Representative Gene Whisnant1/18/2013 10:53 AM 
Rep. Whisnant Sworn-in as Member of the 77th Legislative Session1/15/2013 10:53 AM 

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Legislative Update March 12, 2018 
Legislative Update July 13, 2017 
Legislative Update July 7, 2017 
Legislative Update June 27, 2017 
Legislative Update June 6, 2017 
Legislative Update May 26, 2017 
Legislative Update May 18, 2017 
Legislative Update May 2, 2017 
Legislative Update April 13, 2017 
Legislative Update April 3, 2017 
Legislative Update March 20, 2017 
Legislative Update March 13, 2017 
Legislative Update March 6, 2017 
Legislative Update February 27, 2017 
Legislative Update February 20, 2017 
Legislative Update February 13, 2017  
Legislative Update February 6, 2017 
April 2016 Interim Update 
Interim Legislative Update March 21, 2016 
Sine Die Legislative Update March 3, 2016 
Last week of Session Update March 1,2016 
Minimum Wage Bill Legislative Update Feb 22, 2016 
Minimum wage increase and Energy bill Legislative Update Feb 16, 2016 
2016 Session Begins Legislative Update Feb 8, 2016 
Legislative Days Update Jan 20, 2016 
Veteran's Day Nov 10, 2015 
October Legislative Days Oct 21,2015 
Interim Update September 2015 
End of 2015 Session Legislative Update July 7, 2015 
Session moving toward Sine Die Legislative Update June 29th 
Transportation Plan Legislative Update June 22. 2015 
Legislative Update June 16, 2015 
Sine Die is imminent June 1, 2015 Legislative Update 
Memorial Day May 26th Legislative Update 
May Revenue Forecast May 18th Legislative Update 
Oregon Supreme Court PERS decision May 4th, 2015 Update 
April 23rd Legislative Update 
Affordable Degrees Legislative Update April 20th 
April 13, 2015 Legislative Update 
Education Budget April 6 Legislative Update 
March 30 Leislative Update 
15th annual Taxpayer Awards: Rep. Whisnant wins top honor 
Rep. Whisnant: No excuse for "un-transparent" half-billion fund 
Business Friendly Oregon, Legislative Update March 23 
Affordable Degrees March 16 
Low Carbon Fuel Standard March 9 
Legislative Agenda March 2 
Historical Event February 16 
First Week of Session February 9 
November 2014 Interim Report 
Is This the New Standard for Health Care? May 2013 
Memorial Day 2014 
Oregon High School Equestrian Team Competition May 2014 
Pole Creek Fire March 2014 Newsletter 
February 2014 Newsletter 
November 2013 
October 2013 
July 2013 End of Session Newsletter 
July 2013 77th Legislative Session "Sine die" 
July 2013 Newsletter 
June 2013 Newsletter 
June 2013 Newsletter 
June 2013 Newsletter 
June 2013 Newsletter 
May 2013 Memorial Day 
May 2013 Newsletter 
May 2013 Newsletter 
May 2013 Newsletter 
April 2013 Newsletter 
April 2013 Newsletter 
April 2013 Newsletter 
April 2013 Newsletter 
March 2013 Newsletter 
March 2013 Newsletter 
March 2013 Newsletter 
March 2013 Newsletter 
February Newsletter 2013 
February 2013 Newsletter Session Begins 
February 2013 Newsletter 
December 2012 Newsletter 


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