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Table of Contents
Legislative Highlights, 2011 .................................................................................................................................... 3
Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation Act (H.R. 1425) .......................................................... 3
Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act (H.R. 1379) ...................................................................................... 3
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Local Control for Energy and Environment Act (111‐H.R. 6124) .............................................................. 3
County Payments / Secure Rural Schools Program .................................................................................. 3
I. Jobs & the Economy ....................................................................................................................................... 4
Small Business Innovation......................................................................................................................... 4
Economic Competitiveness ....................................................................................................................... 4
Health Jobs Training .................................................................................................................................. 4
2010 Education & Jobs Bill ........................................................................................................................ 4
Trade & Exports ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) .......................................................................................................... 5
NOAA Pacific Marine Operations Center .................................................................................................. 5
Unemployment Insurance ........................................................................................................................ 5
II. Education ........................................................................................................................................................ 6
County Payments / Secure Rural Schools Program .................................................................................. 6
College Access & Affordability .................................................................................................................. 6
Child Nutrition ........................................................................................................................................... 6
Community College Caucus ...................................................................................................................... 6
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions Program .............................. 7 .
III. Health Care ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
Health Care Reform .................................................................................................................................. 7
Rewarding Oregon's Quality of Care ........................................................................................................ 8
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IV. Energy & Environment.................................................................................................................................... 9
Local Control for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) .......................................................................................... 9
Columbia River Gorge/Cascade Locks Casino ......................................................................................... 10
$20 million for City of Portland and State of Oregon ............................................................................. 10
Woody Biomass in 2007 Energy Bill ........................................................................................................ 10
Oregon Sustainability Center .................................................................................................................. 10
V. Veterans ....................................................................................................................................................... 10
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Education ................................................................................................................................................ 11
Reintegration and Reemployment .......................................................................................................... 11
Health Care ............................................................................................................................................. 11
VI. Homeland Security ....................................................................................................................................... 12
Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness ................................................................................................. 12
9/11 Commission Report Implementation ............................................................................................. 12
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program ................................................ 12
U.S.C.I.S. Building .................................................................................................................................... 12
VII. Human Rights & Civil Liberties ..................................................................................................................... 13
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Internet Freedom .................................................................................................................................... 13
Domestic Civil Liberties ........................................................................................................................... 13
LGBT Equality .......................................................................................................................................... 13
Human Rights Abroad ............................................................................................................................. 13
VIII. Transportation and Infrastructure................................................................................................................ 14
IX. Agriculture .................................................................................................................................................... 15
Research Support .................................................................................................................................... 15
Local Funding Priorities Overview ........................................................................................................................ 16





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Legislative Highlights, 2011
Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation Act (H.R. 1425)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is the most important source of federal support
for private‐sector innovation, and it is one of Congressman Wu's signature priorities in Congress. As the
top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Technology & Innovation, Congressman Wu continues to
be a key player in helping small businesses innovate, creating new products and Oregon jobs that grow
the economy.
This year, Congressman Wu is working hard to reauthorize the SBIR program, which will make it even
more reliable and effective. He introduced a reauthorization bill (H.R. 1425) on April 11, 2011, and his
subcommittee has already held hearings. Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate as S. 493,
and it is moving quickly through both chambers, with the goal of passing this strong jobs bill into law this
year.
Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act (H.R. 1379)
Congressman Wu wrote the Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act to strengthen Oregon's ability to
prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis -- and to guide first responders when natural disasters strike. He
led the House to passage of his bill in March 2010, but the Senate didn't take action before the
congressional session ended. After the devastating tsunami hit Japan in early 2011, the Senate finally
took action on Congressman Wu's bill, and he reintroduced H.R. 1379 in the House on April 5, 2011.
With renewed momentum and bipartisan support, he is committed to seeing this legislation become law
because it will save lives when a disaster hits Oregon.
Local Control for Energy and Environment Act (111­H.R. 6124)
As the author of legislation to restore local control over liquefied natural gas (LNG), Congressman Wu
has become a leader in calling out burdensome federal regulations that hurt Oregon landowners. He
believes strongly that out‐of‐state companies shouldn't dictate the placement of pipelines and LNG
terminals. Continuing this effort, Congressman Wu recently proposed an amendment to the FY2011
spending bill to prohibit federal funds from being used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) to implement its regulatory authority.
County Payments / Secure Rural Schools Program
Congressman Wu worked to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools program in 2008, which has provided
a direct infusion of resources to rural Oregon communities. The program provides funds to hire
teachers, healthcare workers, librarians, and others who provide vital services to rural communities
across the district and the state of Oregon. Congressman Wu is working to reauthorize the program and
ensure robust funding in FY 2012 and beyond.



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I. Jobs & the Economy
Small Business Innovation
Small businesses are arguably the most important innovators in our economy. New technologies that
have transformed the American way of life were developed by small businesses, and Congressman Wu
has worked hard in Congress to help businesses innovate. His work as the top Democrat on the House
Subcommittee on Technology & Innovation has allowed him to be a leading advocate for building the
innovation economy that drives private‐sector growth in Oregon.
Congressman Wu is a key player in advancing the first real bipartisan jobs bill of this Congress. The bill
he is working on, H.R. 1425, will bolster the SBIR program, which is the most significant source of federal
support for private‐sector innovation. The program is instrumental in encouraging small businesses to
grow the economy, creating innovative products and sustainable jobs.
Economic Competitiveness
Congressman Wu was instrumental in passing the America COMPETES of 2010, legislation that
strengthens long‐term American competitiveness by investing in science, education, and innovation. The
bill was signed into law, and included a provision by Congressman Wu that will ensure Oregon students
have access to the training they need to secure good‐paying jobs through Manufacturing Extension
Partnership.
Health Jobs Training
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included key language from Congressman Wu's 10,000
Trained by 2010 Act (111‐H.R. 461) that bolsters workforce training in the field of health information
technology. In Oregon, there are national leaders working in all areas of health IT, and the state is home
to institutions of higher education that are developing the curriculum necessary to create a highly skilled
health IT workforce.
2010 Education & Jobs Bill
Congressman Wu helped to pass legislation to save 2,000 Oregon teacher jobs in August 2010 -- paid
for by closing a tax loophole for corporations that move jobs overseas.
Trade & Exports
Congressman Wu serves on the President's Export Council, the small committee of leaders that directly
advises President Obama on how to improve international trade, expand U.S. exports, and create jobs
here in America. The congressman is one of just five members of the House serving on the council,
having been appointed by House leadership because of his important work on trade policy.
When he meets regularly with the President Obama and the Export Council, Congressman Wu is a vocal
advocate for negotiating trade agreements founded values that uphold the dignity of people around the
world -- agreements that also benefit cutting‐edge companies in Oregon and elsewhere that create
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Congressman Wu is the leading voice in Congress for including human rights criteria in trade agreements
-- on equal footing with environmental and labor protections. He believes that trade is one of the key
levers to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law abroad.
Congressman Wu has:
* Crafted human rights criteria for future trade agreements and successfully added the language
to the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development, and Employment Act (TRADE Act, H.R. 3012).
* Called on President Obama to include a "democracy clause" in the Trans‐Pacific Partnership
(TPP) agreement currently under negotiation, which would set clear standards on democracy
and human rights for all partner countries.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
In February 2011, Congressman Wu urged House and Senate leadership to support a long‐term
extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs, which provide key support and guidance
to American workers, businesses, farmers and communities impacted by international trade. TAA helps
workers develop new skills and pursue new career and life changes; it also shows businesses how to
compete and thrive in new markets.
NOAA Pacific Marine Operations Center
Congressman Wu has been a strong supporter of NOAA's decision to relocate the Pacific Marine
Operations Center to Newport, which will bring 185 permanent jobs to Oregon. Wu also voted against
an amendment to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution, which would have eliminated funding for the
relocation.
Unemployment Insurance
While the economy continues to recover, Congressman Wu has stood strong for extending federal
unemployment benefits to those who have been searching for work for up to 99 weeks. He also
cosponsored legislation to provide additional eligibility beyond 99 weeks for workers meeting certain
criteria.
Other Projects Funded
$100,000 for Oregon Institute of Technology Medical Imaging Software for Health
Professional Training (FY2010)
Supports the procurement of computers or networks dedicated to the storage, retrieval,
distribution, and presentation of medical images. These picture archiving and communication
systems replace hard‐copy‐based means of managing medical images and provide the capability
for off‐site viewing and reporting. Funds would be used to incorporate this high‐tech medical
imaging system into the Oregon Institute of Technology's educational plan for medical imaging
technology, dental hygiene, clinical laboratory science, respiratory care, and health sciences
students, as well as to provide a needed service to the community, state, and other educational
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$2 million for Manufacturing Workforce Training, Manufacturing 21 Coalition (FY2010)
Supports the Northwest Manufacturing Initiative to fund vital research, workforce training, and
youth outreach. The coalition effectively serves to integrate the best and brightest of all worlds:
private sector and public sector; industry and academia; cutting‐edge research and real‐world
application.
II. Education
County Payments / Secure Rural Schools Program
Congressman Wu worked to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools program in 2008, which has provided
a direct infusion of resources to rural Oregon communities. The program provides funds to hire
teachers, healthcare workers, librarians, and others who provide vital services to rural communities
across the district and the state of Oregon. Congressman Wu is working to reauthorize the program and
ensure robust funding in FY 2012 and beyond.
College Access & Affordability
As a tireless advocate for college access and affordability, Congressman Wu has been a key supporter of
legislation to reform our student loan programs and increase the value of the Pell Grant. He was the
author of a measure signed into law, which lowered textbook costs by increasing transparency.
Child Nutrition
Congressman Wu's senior position on the House Education Committee has allowed him to push
legislation that dramatically expands access for millions of children to healthy meals year‐round in
schools, child care, and community‐based settings -- and for the first time, establish nutrition standards
for foods sold outside the cafeteria. Last year, he successfully amended a major nutrition bill to ensure
that frozen fruits and vegetables produced in Oregon could be offered through student lunch programs.
Community College Caucus
As the co‐founder and co‐chair of the bipartisan Congressional Community College Caucus,
Congressman Wu works to make sure that community colleges have the resources and support they
need to offer quality, affordable job training programs in high‐demand fields like health care and
renewable energy.
$350,000 for Portland Community College Training for Sustainable Careers (FY2010)
Supports the Sustainable Careers for Green Economic Recovery program that trains renewable
energy technicians, building commissioners, green building technicians, and alternative fuel auto
service technicians and efforts to develop new training options for emerging industry needs.
Funds would be used to develop curriculum, offer classes, purchase critical equipment, and
install specialized lab facilities for hands‐on training in green building. These green training
initiatives aim to help industry meet demands for sustainable "green" energy and energy‐
efficient buildings and vehicles.

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Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions
Program
In 2007, Congressman Wu successfully created and funded the Asian American and Native American
Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program, which awards competitive grants to colleges
and universities that serve large numbers of low‐income, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students.
This program enables colleges such as Pacific University in Forest Grove to apply for the funds in efforts
to improve and expand academic programs, student services, and school facilities.
Other Funding Priorities
$150,000 for Vernonia School Equipment (FY2010)
Supports efforts to obtain necessary supplies and equipment for Vernonia School District, which
must replace Vernonia's elementary, middle, and high schools at a location outside the
community's floodplain, due to the damage caused by a severe storm in December 2007.

$250,000 for Oregon Institute of Technology Clinical Laboratory Science Equipment
(FY2010)
Supports the procurement of equipment for Oregon's only clinical laboratory science program.
Funds would be used to purchase equipment for both the existing clinical lab science program in
Portland and a new program in Klamath Falls, enabling OIT to serve 50 to 75 graduates per year
in the clinical lab science and natural science departments.
III. Health Care
Health Care Reform
The historic health care law passed last year originated in the House of Representatives, and
Congressman Wu serves on one of the three Committees that were prime movers of the bill. There, he
fought for some of the most important reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
provisions that:
* Stop insurance company bureaucrats from rescinding your coverage when you get sick
* Prohibit companies from denying coverage because of a pre‐existing condition.
* Closes the Medicare "Donut Hole" so seniors can afford prescription drugs.
* Let young people remain on their parents' health plan until age 26.
* Outlaw lifetime limits so families don't go broke just because a loved one has an accident or
becomes ill.
* Phase out the use of annual limits, ensuring that the coverage of hundreds of thousands of
Americans will no longer be cut off right when they need it most.
* Give tax credits to small businesses so they can afford the costs of covering their employees.
* Require insurance companies to spend your premium dollars primarily on health care.
* Require health plans to cover preventive services and eliminates cost‐sharing for these
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Rewarding Oregon's Quality of Care
In the closing days of negotiations over health care reform, Congressman Wu played a vital role in
securing a landmark commitment to move the American health care system away from paying doctors
for the number of procedures and toward rewarding quality results. Oregon is one of a number of
states whose doctors receive Medicare reimbursements at rates far below the national average, despite
delivering excellent and efficient care. The shift to a Medicare payment system based on high‐value
care means we can move away from exacerbated geographic disparities, which has led to millions of
American seniors being unable to find a doctor.

Congressman Wu continues to fight for robust funding for critical community and health initiatives:
* $680 million for Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) in FY 2012.
Serves as a lifeline for Oregon's most vulnerable citizens by providing services to address
employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services,
and health programs. In 2009, Oregon's community action agencies served 478,092 individuals
in 209,528 low‐income families. With CSBG funds, the Yamhill County Community Action
Partnership created the Friday Family Food program, which partners with three elementary
schools where more than 70 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced meals.
* $32 billion National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY 2012.
NIH is the world's preeminent medical research institution and our nation's best hope for
finding cures, improving treatments, and gaining a better understanding of the complex causes
of diseases that affect millions of Americans.
Other Funding Priorities
$500,000 for Multnomah County Re‐Entry Services (FY2010)
Supports services and strategies designed to break cycles of addiction, criminality, and
homelessness among offenders who have completed their prison and jail term and are returning
to their community, a particularly high‐risk time period. Funds would increase the number of
offenders receiving substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, housing, and other
services as they leave prison and jail by a third, double the number of transitional housing beds
available for returning offenders, increase the outpatient treatment slots, and retain mentors
and employ specialists.

$200,000 for Neuropsychiatric Research at Oregon Health & Science University (FY2010)
Supports the Multidisciplinary Institute for Neuropsychiatric Diagnosis, a three‐year project to
create definitive medical diagnostic tests for psychiatric disorders that may underlie or result
from methamphetamine abuse, including schizophrenia, depression, post‐traumatic stress‐
disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or bipolar disorder (mania), and to advance
treatment for the addicted and mentally ill. Funds would be used to establish this new institute,
as well as to attract investigators to develop objective psychiatric diagnostic criteria. Funds
would also be used to defray the cost of laboratory and clinical operations and administrative
costs. The goal of this project is to gain an enhanced understanding of these disorders that can
be used to design targeted treatments.

$470,000 for Rx for Saving Oregon Teens' Lives (FY2010)
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Oregonians, particularly among young people. Funds would provide a statewide public
education campaign to educate the public about the dangers of nonmedical prescription drug
use, education for youth organizations serving high‐risk teens, use of social networking and
blogs to reach high school and college students, targeted education for coaches, parents, youth
leaders, and pastors; and strategic partnerships with local prevention organizations to ensure
that prescription drug abuse is addressed in a sustainable manner.

$300,000 for the Washington County Drug Court (FY2010)
Supports the Washington County Drug Court, which seeks to identify the root causes of criminal
behavior by identifying high‐risk drug offenders and placing them in a program of intensive
court monitoring, drug treatment, and counseling. Funds would be combined with state and
local resources to increase the treatment capacity for methamphetamine abuse, which is
responsible for 80 percent of Drug Court cases, and for efforts to increase engagement,
retention, and success rates. Thus far, the Drug Court has saved an estimated $2.7 million by
having participants successfully complete its program instead of being sent to prison.

$350,000 for Washington County Mental Health Clinic Technology (FY2010)
Supports the procurement of an integrated technology network, including electronic clinical
record and claims submission software, computers, and clinic furnishings for a new mental
health clinic that will serve 500 low‐income, disabled, and homeless individuals who have severe
and disabling mental illness and chemical dependency issues. Funds would be used by
Washington County, in partnership with Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc., a nonprofit
mental health provider agency. The proposed project will provide clinical services and
affordable housing in Aloha and will feature an adjoining 15‐unit apartment that will house
some of these same individuals. It is estimated that the clinic will create 15 new full‐time
equivalent positions to provide treatment services, maintenance and residential services, and
administrative staffing. In addition, the project is expected to generate 35 full‐time positions
during the 18‐month construction phase.
IV. Energy & Environment
Congressman Wu has been working for years to establish Oregon as a national leader in clean,
renewable energy. He pushed for tax breaks for companies that manufacture solar panels, and grants so
more people can get trained to install them. He also wrote legislation that would put clean fuel cells
made in Oregon on equal footing with other energy sources. These efforts will help reduce our
dependence on foreign oil and create good‐paying clean energy jobs in Oregon.
Local Control for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
As the author of legislation to restore local control over liquefied natural gas (LNG), Congressman Wu
has become a leader in calling out burdensome federal regulations that hurt Oregon landowners. He
believes strongly that out‐of‐state companies shouldn't dictate the placement of pipelines and LNG
terminals. Continuing this effort, Congressman Wu recently proposed an amendment to the FY2011
spending bill to prohibit federal funds from being used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) to implement its regulatory authority.

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Columbia River Gorge/Cascade Locks Casino
Congressman Wu has been the only member of Congress to actively fight the approval and construction
of a casino at Cascade Locks. He has held numerous meetings with decision makers and successfully
enhanced the ability of the public to provide feedback to the decision makers. The Warm Springs tribe is
now moving their existing casino to a new, more accessible area they already own, a location we have
dubbed an "acceptable on‐reservation alternative."
$20 million for City of Portland and State of Oregon
Congressman Wu supported a $20 million DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to the
City of Portland and State of Oregon through ARRA. These funds are being used primarily for a Clean
Energy Works Oregon program that is creating thousands of residential and commercial retrofits, career
pathway jobs, and reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.
Woody Biomass in 2007 Energy Bill
Congressman Wu successfully amended the 2007 energy bill (H.R. 6) to support research in energy
generation from woody biomass, a renewable energy source that is abundant in Oregon.
Oregon Sustainability Center
With funding secured by Congressman Wu, the Oregon Sustainability Center will be the first
large‐scale, multi‐story urban building to pursue triple net zero performance -- meaning it will
produce all of its energy on‐site from renewable resources, capture and reuse all rainwater, and
clean and filter all generated wastewater onsite. The Center will serve as a living laboratory for
the research, development, and launch of sustainable solutions.
Other Funding Priorities
$500,000 for the West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health (FY2010)
Supports a proactive, regional collaboration to protect and manage ocean and coastal resources
along the entire West Coast. Launched in 2006, the West Coast Governors' Agreement on
Ocean Health advances regional ocean governance by addressing critical ocean and coastal
protection and management issues. By coordinating with other levels of government and
providing direct resources to address the unique needs of the region, regional approaches to
governance can advance federal interests in ocean management and ensure integrated,
efficient, and effective management of ocean resources. Funds would support efforts to address
the priorities of the action plan, including climate change, polluted runoff, marine debris,
spartina eradication, integrated ecosystem assessments, sustainable ocean energy
development, ocean education, sustainable communities, and regional sediment management.
V. Veterans
Congressman Wu has worked hard to ensure that veterans have access to health care, education,
reemployment, and other benefits they have earned.
He has also consistently worked to recognize the unsung heroes in his district, honoring World War II
and Korean War veterans from Oregon with Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition.

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Education
Congressman Wu helped pass the new G.I. Bill, which gives all veterans returning from Iraq and
Afghanistan, including members of the National Guard, the opportunity to get a four‐year college
education by covering the cost of tuition, books, and housing at today's rates.
Reintegration and Reemployment
To help with the challenges vets face when rejoining civilian life, Congressman Wu cosponsored the
Troops' Soft Landing, Employment and Rural Transportation Act. The bill is modeled on a successful
Oregon National Guard program that allows guard and reserve members to remain on active duty and
access reintegration services for 90 days after returning stateside.
He recently fought to preserve funding for the Oregon National Guard's highly regarded outreach and
reintegration programs. The federal funding for these programs is set to expire in 2011, which in
Oregon would jeopardize the continuation of www.fortoregon.com, the one‐stop shop for information
on services for Oregon Guardsmen and veterans. In March 2011, Congressman Wu sent a letter to the
Army and National Guard Bureau urging them to find funding for these outreach and reintegration
programs, and develop a long‐term strategy for their continued operation. In a major step forward, the
House's FY 2011 spending bill (H.R. 1473) allots an additional $16 million to the National Guard Yellow
Ribbon Program for the specific purpose of outreach and reintegration services.
Health Care
When the Portland VA Medical Center suddenly decided to change its travel reimbursements policy,
which could have resulted in delayed reimbursements and payment backlogs, Congressman Wu worked
to get the policy changed.

He has consistently pushed to get pay raises for service members; expand TRICARE eligibility and
coverage without fee increases; and increase availability of mental health care services, family support
programs, and educational benefits.

Other Funding Priorities
$300,000 for the Helping Our Heroes Crisis Line (FY2010)
Supports the development of a dedicated 24‐hour crisis line in Oregon for returning soldiers and
their families who are dealing with mental health, suicide, and alcohol and drug problems. The
crisis line would be a collaboration between Oregon Partnership and the Oregon National Guard
and Veterans Administration, and would recruit and train Iraq veterans to serve as crisis line
staff who answer calls from military members and their families. Funds would provide cutting‐
edge software and technology upgrades to improve response, data gathering, and training for
the Crisis Line Call Center. Funds would also be used to partner with the Oregon military to give
teens from military families a voice in their community by helping them use cutting‐edge media
and film to produce short documentaries, public service announcements, and/or video
presentations using Oregon Partnership's Youth Voices/Youth Choices curriculum.

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VI. Homeland Security
Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness
Congressman Wu wrote the Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act to strengthen Oregon's ability to
prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis -- and to guide first responders when natural disasters strike. He
led the House to passage of his bill in March 2010, but the Senate didn't take action before the
congressional session ended. After the devastating tsunami hit Japan in early 2011, the Senate finally
took action on Congressman Wu's bill, and he reintroduced H.R. 1379 in the House on April 5, 2011.
With renewed momentum and bipartisan support, he is committed to seeing this legislation become law
because it will save lives when a disaster hits Oregon.
9/11 Commission Report Implementation
In the 110th Congress, Congressman Wu was appointed to the conference committee for H.R. 1, the
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. He was a key player in developing
a compromise between the House and Senate bills, which resulted in improvements to our national
security systems.
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program
As chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Congressman Wu ushered the Fire
Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009 to passage by the House. This bill expands programs that provide
critical federal support for first responders.
U.S.C.I.S. Building
Congressman Wu successfully fought to retain the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
building in downtown Portland, where it is easily accessible by public transportation, instead of seeing it
moved near the airport or to West Linn as was initially proposed.
Other Funding Priorities
$3,737,000 for the Camp Rilea Water Supply System (FY2010)
Supports Camp Rilea's effort to develop emergency operations capabilities for the benefit of
surrounding communities by establishing an independent water supply. The water system
would provide potable drinking water and fire suppression water for Camp Rilea's resident and
emergency populations. The project includes construction of three 200‐feet groundwater
supply wells, a water treatment plant, a 400,000 gallon storage reservoir, well pump stations,
water transmission main lines, and a 12‐inch finished water transmission main line.

$386,000 for the Washington County Readiness Center (FY2010)
Supports the replacement of the existing armory in Hillsboro to accommodate recently
realigned units and meet essential safety standards. The current armory, built in 1955, does not
provide adequate anti‐terrorism/force protection measures; meet current construction or
occupancy codes for ADA, seismic, fire, and life safety systems; or provide adequate parking,
offices, or utilities, nor is it energy efficient. Because restoration costs are substantial,
replacement is the option that best supports the military mission. If the armory is not replaced,

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the lack of adequate space and infrastructure will continue to hamper the unit's mission
readiness.

$325,000 for Astoria Public Safety Communications (FY2009)
Supports the enhancement of first responder communication in Astoria, Oregon, and provides
additional benefits to police and fire agencies across Clatsop County. The funds will establish
additional radio transmitter locations, add public safety radio frequencies, add satellite and
radio capabilities for internal and external communication, and create a fiber‐optic link between
city buildings, the county sheriff's office, and the existing county Emergency Operations Center
to allow for secure audio and video transmissions.

$250,000 for Sherwood Public Safety Communications (FY2009)
Supports the enhancement of first responder communication in Sherwood, Oregon, and to
emergency responders across Washington County. The funds will be used to build wireless and
other infrastructure to increase the interoperability of communications in the Washington
County region and supply real‐time images, photos, video mapping, and other data in a timely
and functional format not currently available to our emergency responders.
VII. Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Congressman Wu is widely recognized as a leader who stands up for civil liberties, human rights, and the
rule of law -- both at home and abroad.
Internet Freedom
He is the cofounder of the Global Internet Freedom Caucus, a forum for lawmakers to discuss ways to
promote open internet access around the world. He has been an outspoken critic of internet
crackdowns in China, Iran, and most recently, Egypt.

Last year, Congressman Wu introduced the Internet Freedom Act, legislation to encourage research and
development of technologies that circumvent suppression and censorship by oppressive regimes.
Domestic Civil Liberties
Congressman Wu voted against the Bush Patriot Act because he read the bill and recognized the
unprecedented, unnecessary attack on civil liberties it codified. He has been a consistent and vocal
opponent of the law ever since. He supports closing Guantanamo, restoring the right of habeas corpus,
and prosecuting Guantanamo detainees in Article III civilian courts.
LGBT Equality
He strongly supports full marriage equality -- along with non‐discrimination and fairness protections in
employment, health care, and adoption. Congressman Wu is an active member of the Congressional
LGBT Equality Caucus.
Human Rights Abroad
Congressman Wu nominated Dr. Liu Xiaobo for the Nobel Peace Prize, the first ever Chinese winner, and
he represented the United States at the award ceremony in Oslo.


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He co‐hosted the Congressional Human Rights Academy in March 2011, which featured human rights
activists from around the world and enabled members of Congress and staff to have candid discussions
about human rights and foreign policy.

He serves on the Congressional‐Executive Commission on China, which monitors human rights and the
development of the rule of law in China.
VIII. Transportation and Infrastructure
Transportation that works for everyone--commerce, commuters, and communities--is vital to a strong
local economy and our quality of life. It's not just about getting from point A to point B, because how we
get there matters too. By investing in a safe, efficient transportation system, we create jobs, promote
healthy long‐term economic development, and build livable communities instead of more sprawl and
congestion. That's why Congressman Wu has fought to secure crucial funding for local transportation
projects.

$389,600 for the Newberg‐Dundee Bypass (FY2010)
Supports efforts to improve regional and local transportation by routing traffic away from
downtown Newberg and Dundee, thereby reducing congestion, improving the mobility of
people and goods, and improving air quality and community livability. Over the past decade,
traffic on Oregon 99W has increased by about 40 percent, severely impacting the cities of
Newberg and Dundee. The bypass will be a new 11‐mile highway that will depart from Highway
99W north and east of Newberg and roughly parallel 99W to the south of Newberg and Dundee,
rejoining 99W at its intersection with Highway 18. Funds would be used to implement the next
stages of the Newberg‐Dundee Transportation Improvement Project.

$800,000 for the Columbia County Multi‐Modal Transit Facility (FY2010)
Supports the improvement of low‐cost, efficient transportation options for Columbia County,
which currently has inadequate transit services for commuters, residents, veterans, and elderly
and disabled individuals. Public transit ridership in Columbia County grew 85 percent in 2008,
the largest growth of all transit agencies in Oregon. Funds would be used to purchase land and
construct a multi‐modal public transit facility, including an administration office, vehicle
maintenance and storage facility, and park‐n‐ride/pool facility, which would be based in St.
Helens. The facility would serve as a major public transit hub in Columbia County for all users,
including commuters, demand‐response, and dial‐a‐ride coordination and administration, as
well as the maintenance of vehicles provided county‐wide.

$250,000 for the Tualatin Quiet Zone (FY2010)
Supports the mitigation of commuter train horn noise, which has become a significant issue for
the residential neighborhoods and business owners in Tualatin. Thirty‐two commuter rail trains
make the trip through Tualatin each weekday, blowing their horn four times at each of the ten
crossings in the community for a total of 1,280 horn blasts per day. Funds would be used for
safety improvements to four of the rail crossings that impact Tualatin, consistent with the
requirements for pursuing a quiet zone. Specifically, funds would be used to construct four
quadrant gates at three of the crossings and a raised median at a fourth crossing.


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$74,230,000 for Portland Mall Light Rail (FY2010)
Supports the improvement of public transportation in the downtown Portland central business
district and in the south/north corridor by adding an 8.3 mile light rail extension connecting
downtown Portland with Clackamas Regional Center and points in‐between. Funds would be
used to construct 15 new stations, including real property acquisition, central control, fare
collection, and 22 low‐floor light rail vehicles. This project is scheduled to open for revenue
service in September 2009.

$1,266,000 for the Multnomah County Sellwood Bridge Replacement Project (FY2010)
Supports efforts to reduce congestion and enhance safety at the current 80‐year old Sellwood
Bridge, also reducing the hazard of head‐on collisions between vehicles on the narrow lanes.
Funds would be used to replace the Sellwood Bridge, which links two state highways, is the only
crossing of the Willamette River in a 12‐mile reach, and is both functionally and structurally
obsolete. The new bridge will include state‐of‐the‐art stormwater treatment facilities to
capture and treat run‐off before it is released to the Willamette River.
IX. Agriculture
In order to protect their crops and remain competitive in a global economy, farmers need to stay on the
cutting edge of agricultural research. Congressman Wu has consistently supported funding to help
develop new crop varieties, combat diseases, and improve the quality and yield of existing crops.
Research Support
Congressman Wu helped Oregon State University secure $5 million in federal grant money
These funds are used to study and combat the Spotted Wing Drosphilia (invasive fruit fly that feasts
on ripening fruit), which is threatening the ($68 million) wine grape, ($100 million) berry, and ($80
million) pear industries in Oregon.

$600,000 for Disease Reduction in Klamath River Salmon (FY2010)
Supports a five‐year research project to address salmon loses in the Klamath basin, which has had a
devastating effect on tribal communities along the river and the coastal communities of Oregon and
California. Funds would support research management actions to reduce disease (ceratomyxosis) in
natural juvenile salmon of the Klamath River. Research would be conducted through controlled
laboratory and field experiments administered by collaborations between OSU, Humboldt State
University, the University of California‐‐Davis, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Yurok and Karuk
Tribes, and California and Oregon governmental agencies.






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Local Funding Priorities Overview
In funding legislation for FY2010, Congressman Wu successfully secured over $110 million for local
priorities. Including:
* $350,000 for Portland Community College Training for Sustainable Careers
* $150,000 for Vernonia School Equipment
* $250,000 for Oregon Institute of Technology Clinical Laboratory Science Equipment
* $100,000 for Oregon Institute of Technology Medical Imaging Software for Health Professional
Training
* $500,000 for the West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health
* $600,000 for Disease Reduction in Klamath River Salmon
* $300,000 for the Helping Our Heroes Crisis Line
* $500,000 for Multnomah County Re‐Entry Services
* $200,000 for Neuropsychiatric Research at Oregon Health & Science University
* $470,000 for Rx for Saving Oregon Teens' Lives
* $300,000 for the Washington County Drug Court
* $350,000 for Washington County Mental Health Clinic Technology
* $3,737,000 for the Camp Rilea Water Supply System
* $386,000 for the Washington County Readiness Center
* $389,600 for the Newberg‐Dundee Bypass
* $800,000 for the Columbia County Multi‐Modal Transit Facility
* $250,000 for the Tualatin Quiet Zone
* $74,230,000 for Portland Mall Light Rail
* $1,266,000 for the Multnomah County Sellwood Bridge Replacement Project


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