Democratic Leaders failed to help Oregonians with fundamental issues during 2022 Legislative Session

SALEM, Ore. – House Republicans previously identified lowering the cost of living,reducing crime, and improving education as priority issues for the 2022 Legislative Session. “Oregonians needed us to tackle our state’s rising cost of living, unchecked crime wave, anddeteriorating education,” said House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (RPrineville). “I am proud of what Republicans accomplished this […]

House Republicans block OHA from receiving executive office powers; instead guarantee insurance coverage for essential health care visits

SALEM, Ore. – House Republicans negotiated a fix to SB 1529 to ensure that Oregonians can receive insurance coverage for annual primary care and mental health care doctor visits. SB 1529 previously included a proposal from Democrats that would have given the Oregon Health Authority’s public health director, an unelected bureaucrat, the same powers as […]

Oregon state revenue continues to increase while Oregonians feel the pressure of inflation

SALEM, Ore. – House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) released the following statement in response to the February state revenue forecast announced today. “More money for the state is not the same thing as good news for Oregonians,” said Leader Breese Iverson. “People are struggling to make ends meet while the state is swimming in […]

Governor’s deadline for lifting mask mandate is long overdue

SALEM, Ore. – Today Governor Kate Brown finally set a deadline to lift the indoor mask mandate in Oregon, the same week her administration is set to pass a permanent indoor mask mandate. House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) responded with the following statement. “Oregonians are tired of these arbitrary deadlines and the Governor’s neck-snapping […]

House Republicans prepare for solutions-oriented 2022 Legislative Session

SALEM, Ore. – House Republicans are focused on solutions-oriented proposals for the 2022 Legislative Session to help Oregonians with issues state leadership has failed to address, while fixing problems created by laws passed last year. “The short session is about budgetary and technical fixes to legislation from the long session,” said House Republican Leader Vikki […]

House Republicans oppose Democrats’ shameful pro-criminal agenda

SALEM, Ore. – House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) released the following statement in response to another attempt by Oregon Democrats to give criminals the right to vote. “Inmates who broke the law should not be allowed to vote while serving their sentence,” said House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville). “This is just the latest […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision means Oregon OSHA should remove strict private business COVID-19 mandates and drop plans for permanent indoor mask mandate

SALEM, Ore. – House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) made the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate on large private businesses from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). “The U.S. Supreme Court made an important decision today by blocking a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate […]

Governor’s Environmental Quality Commission places partisan and unrealistic emission mandates on Oregonians

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) released the following statement in response to new regulations passed by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission that passes an aggressive version of cap-and-trade from the Governor’s office. Critical public comments point to the lack of cost controls that will drastically raise prices for Oregonians. “This […]

Second special session of 2021 highlights yet another state agency failure

SALEM, Ore. – Today Oregon House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (RPrineville) released a statement regarding the conclusion of the second special session of 2021. “This unnecessary special session was called because of yet another state agency failure,” said Leader Breese-Iverson. “Democrat state leaders have not addressed the numerous errors and mistakes at OHCS that are […]