February 2019 Government & Community Relations Update

Latest from week five of the Oregon legislative session

February 22, 2019
The Oregon Legislature is only five weeks into its session, but bills are moving and lawmakers are taking up an array of issues from affordable housing to climate change. In the last couple weeks, we’ve had lots of University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff at the Capitol engaging on policy bills and advocating for increased operating funding to keep college affordable.

Oregon Impact 2019 map has new look, links that tell the story of the UO’s impact across the state

February 11, 2019
The Oregon Impact 2019 interactive map tells the story of the University of Oregon’s impact in every Oregon county and legislative and congressional district.  This tool is now updated with a new look as well as links to the impact in communities across the state by the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program.

Oregon legislative session week three: New partnerships with UO academic programs

February 8, 2019
The University of Oregon is focused on finding new ways for the state to partner with academic programs that contribute to community impact, research, and economic activity.

Rep. Bonamici to head the new Civil Rights and Human Services House Subcommittee

February 1, 2019
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) has been appointed chairwoman of the newly established House Civil Rights and Human Services subcommittee of the US House Education and Workforce Committee.