August 2020 Government & Community Relations Update

Legislature delivers funding for new boat at OIMB

August 19, 2020
In October 2019, local leaders gathered on the dock at the

Recap: 2020 Oregon Legislature Second Special Session

August 13, 2020
On Monday, Governor Kate Brown convened the Second Special Session of the year for the Oregon Legislature. The primary focus of the one-day special session was addressing the economic effects of COVID-19 on the state’s budget, including a $1.2 billion budget gap.

U.S. Senate introduces universal telehealth legislation

August 7, 2020
On August 4, 2020, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced the bipartisan Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act.

FY2021 House appropriations bills include funding for ShakeAlert, IES

August 3, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed ten of its twelve appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021.  These bills were passed in two packages, known as a “mini-bus” instead of an omnibus. The federal fiscal year begins October 1.