Latest Oregon State Legislative Assembly News

Oregon senator's fiery words test free speech limits

Nov. 29, 2022 16:16 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state senator who made veiled threats against the Oregon State Police and the Senate president said Tuesday that he's pursuing a freedom of speech lawsuit against fellow lawmakers who sanctioned him. The Senate Conduct Committee on Monday rescinded the...

Oregon lawmakers lift security measure imposed on senator

Nov. 28, 2022 20:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On Monday an Oregon Senate panel rescinded the protective measure it had imposed on a state senator after he made threatening statements during an acrimonious 2019 legislative session, in a case that centers on free speech. Since July 2019, Sen. Brian Boquist had...

Democrat Andrea Salinas wins US House seat in Oregon's 6th

Nov. 15, 2022 13:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democrat Andrea Salinas has won the U.S. House seat in Oregon’s newly created 6th District. The state representative and former congressional staffer defeated Republican Mike Erickson, a businessman. Salinas was one of two candidates seeking...

Democrat Andrea Salinas wins election to U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District

Nov. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Andrea Salinas wins election to U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

GOP's Chavez-DeRemer flips Oregon 5th Congressional District

Nov. 13, 2022 23:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer has won the open U.S. House seat in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, flipping the district for the GOP in a hard-fought contest that drew millions in outside money to the state. Chavez-DeRemer’s victory makes her the...

Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer wins election to U.S. House in Oregon's 5th Congressional District

Nov. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer wins election to U.S. House in Oregon's 5th Congressional District.

2 US House seats in Oregon still unresolved in tight races

Nov. 11, 2022 14:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The races for two US House seats in Oregon remained unresolved Friday heading into the weekend, with tens of thousands of ballots left to be counted in the vote-by-mail state. In Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer had a thin...

Democrat Tina Kotek wins Oregon governor's race

Nov. 10, 2022 21:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tina Kotek has been elected Oregon’s next governor, extending longtime Democratic control of the state and dashing Republican hopes for a rare win in a top race on the West Coast of the United States. Kotek joins Maura Healey of Massachusetts as the first...

Democrat Val Hoyle wins US House seat in Oregon's 4th

Nov. 10, 2022 21:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democrat Val Hoyle has won the open U.S. House seat in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, keeping it blue following the retirement of longtime Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio. Hoyle defeated Republican Alek Skarlatos, who was making his second bid for...

Democrat Val Hoyle wins election to U.S. House in Oregon's 4th Congressional District

Nov. 10, 2022 20:49 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Val Hoyle wins election to U.S. House in Oregon's 4th Congressional District.