In this tough economy, our district is really feeling the squeeze. One of my top priorities this year was to pass bills that create and save jobs.
We passed the bipartisan Jobs and Transportation Act, which will put thousands of people to work, while updating our roads and highways to cut down on congestion and spur economic growth.
I voted in favor of stimulus projects that are creating jobs in the hard-hit construction sector, and making long term investments in Oregon's future by upgrading our community college campuses.
I supported increased staffing levels at nursing homes, adding 300 certified nursing assistants in private facilities across the state.