October 2020 Government & Community Relations Update

Members of Oregon delegation oppose rule putting status of international student visas at risk

October 15, 2020
On October 6, 2020, members of the Oregon delegation joined with more than one hundred U.S. House of Representative colleagues in asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to rescind a proposed rule change altering the “duration of status” of international student visas. The request was led by U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI).
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UO joins Pac-12 Voter Challenge to help spur election turnout

October 9, 2020
Article first appeared in Around the O on Oct. 9. UO students, faculty members and staff can up their voter engagement game through Pac-12 Voter Challenge.
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The deadline to register to vote, update address is Oct. 13

October 8, 2020
Article first appeared in Around the O on October 1. Oregon’s deadline to register to vote in the next general election is Oct. 13.
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Latest continuing resolution averts federal government shutdown

October 7, 2020
On Thursday, October 1 the President signed a continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels by extending about $1.4 trillion in government funding until December 11, thus averting a shutdown at the start of the federal fiscal year.
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House passes updated Phase IV COVID relief bill

October 7, 2020
On Thursday, October 1 the U.S.
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