Support for Veterans


Wilsonville, OR –  Yesterday, Republicans in the Legislature held a press conference with veterans and advocates to express support for Senate Bill 1054, which would lift the restrictions preventing veterans and their family members from accessing mental health care services.

Currently, the Brown administration’s so-called “Certificate of Need” process puts providers of veteran mental health care services through a brutal, labyrinth-like process when trying to build new facilities.  SB 1054 would end these roadblocks and fast track the process so veterans and their families can better access the promised care they need and deserve.

Yesterday, the same day as the Republican press conference with veterans and advocates, Gov. Kate Brown showed up to a gathering to celebrate and honor the 1186th Military Police Company from the Oregon National Guard.  Instead of policy and advocacy, she offered photographs and tweets. Brown did order the flags to half-mast to show some respect, but the Oregon GOP Chairman points out that the governor is offering nothing more than gimmicks and gestures.

“The governor snaps photos with veterans and easily follows Memorial Day traditions, but when the cameras aren’t flashing it’s a totally different reality,” state Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier.  “The reality is that government unions and the Brown administration are holding veterans hostage, collecting ransom payments from mental health care providers, and playing games with veterans services budgets.”

Support from Oregon voters for state veterans services is overwhelming, as was demonstrated by the over 83% YES vote for Ballot Measure 96 in 2016 to allocate Oregon Lottery proceeds to fund these services, a message Gov. Brown has decided to ignore.

“If the governor truly cares about veterans, she would put her lip service into serious action and help get Senate Bill 1054 passed and signed into law,” added Currier.  “Heading into this Memorial Day weekend and remembering those who sacrificed so much in service to our nation, we must all demand that our Governor finally delivers to our veterans the care and support we owe them.”


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Invitation to the 7th Oregon-China Economic Forum

Invitation to the 7th Oregon-China Economic Forum

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Invites
All Oregon Businesses to Attend
The 7th Oregon-China Economic Forum to Learn About

 “E-Commerce Export Platform”

On Friday, March 31, The Oregon-China Sister State Relations Council and Tianjin Economic & Technological Development Area will sponsor the 7th Oregon-China Economic Forum.

If you want to learn more about connecting with the largest and fastest-growing e-commerce market in the world, don’t miss this opportunity. Experts from both China and Oregon will share “must have” information to help Oregon businesses sell their products and services to China directly via e-commerce.

Oregon-China Sister State Relations Council is a local organization and is working with state agencies such as Business Oregon, Port of Portland, Association of Oregon Counties, and with the Tianjin municipal government in China. These groups are teaming-up to launch the first Public Private Partnership e-Commerce Export Platform to help Oregon small to medium-size companies market their products to Chinese consumers. The forum will provide you with first-hand knowledge about how to set up your e-commerce store, promote on China social media, work with logistics companies in both Oregon and China, and display your product samples in Oregon’s window at the Tianjin International Sister City Pavilion in China.

There is limited space available. Make your reservation today:

DATE: Friday, March 31, 2017
TIME: 3-6 p.m.
WHERE: Abernethy Center, 606 15th St., Oregon City, OR 97045

The forum is being co-sponsored by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Business Oregon, Port of Portland, Association of Oregon Counties, and NW Regional China Council.

I hope to see you there.

Dennis Richardson

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Business Roundtable with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden

Join the discussion!
Join the Union County Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden. This is your opportunity to participate in the discussion on the variety of national issues affecting businesses and job creation in Union County–including the management of federal forests, taxes, government regulation and energy costs.
Come on out and join the Union County Chamber in making U.S. Rep. Walden’s visit to Union County a great one!
Where & When
Joe Beans
1009 Adams Ave.
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Friday, July 13, 12 p.m