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 Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville). “Previous actions from Democrats have created problems in education causing students to struggle socially and academically. The Governor is overruling Oregonians by commuting the sentences of rapists and murders at a time when rising crime rates threaten community safety. Inflation means now is the time to alleviate the financial burden the state placed on Oregonians with years of tax hikes, fee increases and regulations.
“House Republicans will use the 2022 Legislative Session to fix failures from Democrat leadership by restoring education standards, holding state government accountable and enabling our law enforcement to do its job. We will push to remove roadblocks to health care access and preserve Oregon’s natural environment while protecting the way of life of communities relying on these resources. We will give Oregonians the freedom to recover financially from government-mandated shutdowns by fighting the state’s regulatory burdens and mandates.
“Previous Democrat leaders lost the trust of House Republicans and Oregonians because of broken promises and partisan power-plays. We look forward to working with their new leadership but will be judging their actions and not their words.”