Press Release June 21, 2019

Press Release
June 21, 2019. 12:50pm
Clackamas County Republican Party stands in support of Senate walkout.

Oregon’s 11 Republican Senators have chosen to leave the state and deny a quorum for conducting business. We applaud this action because we have seen what the Democrat super majority can do to us. “They are not doing a good job of listening to ALL of Oregon” (Senator Herman Baertschiger)
So far, they’ve passed 2 billion dollars in sales taxes, something voters have already said “no” to with ballot measure 97, a health care tax has been passed and they’ve even taken part of our kicker away.
HB2020 is a horrible piece of legislation and Senate Republicans “can’t be participating in legislation that we know will devistate Oregonians” (Senator Herman Baertschiger)
But cap and trade isn’t the only reason for this walk out. It is about an unwillingness from the other side to negotiate. It is about unnecessary emergency clauses that hinder the citizens right to refer measures that hurt our businesses and families. It is about denial of testimony from people who come from miles away and want to have a voice in this process. The Senate Republicans are our last line of defense against the dangerous legislation being railroaded through this session. We are happy to see them stand strong and we stand behind them. If they don’t, and the super majority gets its way, they will render this state unaffordable for families to live here.

Traci Hensley
Chair
Clackamas County Republican Party