For Immediate Release
Contact: Eddie Kurtz
Following the end of Oregon’s 2021 legislative session, Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Carla “KC” Hanson released the following statement:
“Congratulations to our Oregon Democratic legislators for their tireless efforts to deliver real solutions for the people of Oregon in spite of Republicans’ early efforts to gum up the works and despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Thanks to this historic legislative session, we will emerge from the pandemic as a better, safer, and stronger state. The Legislature supported Oregonians and small businesses impacted by COVID, addressed housing/economic instability, and began to unwind generations of institutional racism.
“Democratic leaders set the state on the path to 100% clean energy by 2040, negotiated a bipartisan deal on long-range wildfire planning, and expanded affordable housing and mental health services.
“It was a team effort. Oregon Democratic legislators’ investments in every corner of our state were supported in partnership with Oregon’s Democratic congressional delegation, who passed the American Rescue Plan without a single Republican vote. The work of our Democrats has jump-started our recovery and opened the door for infrastructure investments into critical water systems, transportation, health care, and so much more.”