POLITICS

Rep. Schrader instrumental in shutting down drug cost reform bill

Rep. Kurt Schrader (Brooklin Flint/Keizertimes) Keizer’s congressional representative Kurt Schrader cast a pivotal vote last week to shut down a bill that would have allowed the government to negotiate costs of prescription drugs with pharmaceutical companies.  Schrader’s critics claim large donations from pharmaceutical companies influenced his vote. Schrader, who represents[Read More…]

Following 2020 elections, voters walk away from GOP

 A stack of counted and signed ballot envelopes at the Marion County Elections Office on Tuesday, May 19. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Following national and statewide losses in the 2020 election as well as divisions within its ranks, fewer people are registered with the Republican Party in Marion County and Oregon.[Read More…]

New poll finds a majority of Oregonians say they’ll get the Covid vaccine and also don’t want more taxes

Heavy blocks provide new security at the Capitol on Saturday, Jan.16. State officials took precautions ahead of warnings from the FBI of possible protests at capitols across the country. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A majority of Oregonians will get the Covid vaccination when it’s available, and they also want the Legislature[Read More…]

Oregon Congressman’s effort to dump one state’s presidential results rested on 10,000 votes never counted

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Oregon. (FILE/The Enterprise) U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz met behind closed doors with his Republican colleagues in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 as President Trump implored Congress to overturn the presidential election. They huddled to consider the case for dismissing millions of American votes. Making that case[Read More…]

Oregon’s only Republican in Congress opposes impeachment, expects Trump to be held ‘accountable’

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz ONTARIO – U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, the only Republican in Oregon’s Congressional delegation, said Saturday that he doesn’t think President Trump should resign or be impeached. He said he expects the president to be held accountable “in the proper way.” Bentz, just finishing his first week[Read More…]

Bentz, Oregon’s only Republican congressman, acknowledges Biden win after opposing one state’s electors

Congressman Cliff Bentz talks with officers from the Capitol police after insurrectionists were cleared from the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Bentz condemned the intrusion. (Office of U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz) Oregon Congressman Cliff Bentz said early Thursday he accepted the election of Joe Biden as president but would[Read More…]