In the worst recession that we have faced in our life time, House District 14 has been one of the hardest hit areas in the state. With this in mind, Val has kept her focus on creating jobs for the hard working constituents in her district.
Here are some of the ways that Val is helping to put Oregonians back to work, and keep them working:
*Supporting the construction of the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City. This hospital will bring thousands of good family wage jobs to Lane County and provide important access to high level care for those who need it.
*Supporting the creation of a healthcare exchange that will ease the burden of health insurance costs on small business. Approximately 94% of Lane County businesses employ 50 people or less, lowering health care costs while providing access to primary care saves money which allows those businesses to thrive and grow.
*Supporting local farmers markets by modernizing laws to allow farmers to sell directly to the public.