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April 20, 2019

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This loser graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1970 and went to work as an Assistant to the President of PSU until around '77 or '78. In 1972 he ran for the Oregon House of Representatives and has been in office virtually ever since.

He's married to a NYC heiress and hardly ever sets foot in Oregon.Part of the establishment and part of the problem if you ask me.

Had to work across the table (or should I say dais)from this guy when we were both at Multnomah County in the 70's. Nobody could really trust him. Considering he's done little if anything for his constituents, I'm at a lose to understand how he continues to get re-elected.

Another perfect example of term limits for Congress...

I agree with F40 Fan and after they get out of office they can't become a lobbyist either. How can he represent Oregon when he doesn't even live here? I don't like that.

Ranz.... Worthless Wyden the Senator from New York is married to NYC Strand bookstore owner.

RANZ, I do believe you're thinking of Ron Wyden.


Hey ff40 fan and Dru you all are pissing in the wind. There will never be term limits enacted in this Democracy, EVER! Been there, Tried that!

He continues to be elected because if you baffle the ignorant with enough bullshit, theyl believe anything, and this is proof. Look how many followed Hitler and gang. Between that and acts of a sexual nature, figure it out, he has legs to go on. The only term limits successsful so far has been 8 yr as presidunce. Alfred E. Newman in 2020!

democracy????

PS: We have term limits now... its called ELECTIONS.

I love it when Urban Twit aka UG posts while drunk on malt liquor.

Wishful thinking about term limits. I know that will never happen.

I kinda think that a degree from Lewis and Clark and a Law Degree from Northwestern School of Law is not typically achieved by Losers and Loafers, Stumpman and Joel!!!! and PDXLexus, All Three of you need to check out and read this loser and loafer's complete profile on Wikipedia!!!! Isn't it fun to denigrate these "Do Nothing " government employees and their P. E. R. S. !!! LOL at you guys. Its quite long to read, mainly because its cognitive and impressive.

Oh HELL, Read This:

Blumenauer was born in Portland on August 16, 1948. In 1966, he graduated from Centennial High School on the eastside of Portland and then enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in the southwest part of the city.[2] He majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark in 1970.[3] Blumenauer completed his education in 1976 when he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the school's Northwestern School of Law (now Lewis & Clark Law School).[4] Starting before law school in 1970 and continuing until 1977, he worked as an assistant to the president of Portland State University.[2][5]

In 1969–70, Blumenauer organized and led Oregon's "Go 19" campaign, an effort to lower the state voting age (while then unsuccessful, it supported the national trend which soon resulted in the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution which lowered the voting age to 18). In 1972, he was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives as a Democrat representing District 11 in Multnomah County.[6] He won re-election in 1974 and 1976, and continued representing Portland and Multnomah County until the 1979 legislative session.[2] From 1975 to 1981 he served on the board of Portland Community College.[2] Following his time in the Oregon Legislature, he served on the Multnomah County Commission from 1979 to 1986.[2] He lost a race for Portland City Council to Margaret Strachan in 1981.[7] He left the county commission in March 1986 to run again for city council.[8]

Blumenauer was elected to the Portland City Council in May 1986.[9] His first term began in January 1987,[10] and he remained on the council until 1996.[5] From the start of his first council term, he was named the city's Commissioner of Public Works,[5] which made him the city council member in charge of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (also known as the Transportation Commissioner).[11] During his time on the city council Blumenauer was appointed by Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt to the state's commission on higher education, and he served on that board in 1990 and 1991.[12] In 1992, Blumenauer was defeated by Vera Katz in an open race for mayor of Portland—to date, only the second time that Blumenauer has ever lost an election. At the time he was described as "the man who probably knows the most about how Portland works", but left local politics to run for Congress.[13] After winning election to Congress, he resigned from the city council in May 1996, to take up his new office.[14] In 2010, Earl Blumenauer received The Ralph Lowell Award for outstanding contributions to Public Television.[15][16]

Blumenauer was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1996 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the election of then-U.S. Representative Ron Wyden to the U.S. Senate.[13] He received 69% of the vote, defeating Republican Mark Brunelle.[17] He was elected to a full term that November, and has been re-elected eight more times by wide margins in what has long been the most Democratic district in Oregon. He was most recently reelected in 2014, winning 72.3% of the vote over Republican James Buchal, who won 19.6%.[18]

Blumenauer served as Oregon campaign chair for both John Kerry's and Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.[19]

In Congress, Blumenauer is noted for his advocacy for mass transit, such as Portland's MAX Light Rail and the Portland Streetcar,[20] and, as a strong supporter of legislation that promotes bicycle commuting, cycles from his Washington residence to the Capitol and even to the White House for meetings.[21]

Among the bills that Blumenauer has sponsored that have become law are the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004[22] and the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005.[23] In addition, the Legal Timber Protection Act passed as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, while the Bicycle Commuter Act passed with the 2008 bailout bill.[24]

He is active in pressuring the United States to take greater action on the Darfur conflict.[25]

In the political aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Blumenauer noted that he was among those who had pointed out the vulnerability of New Orleans and encouraged Congress to help that city and the gulf coast get better prepared:

September 15, 2004: Mr. Speaker, barely have we recovered from Hurricane Hugo and we are seeing Hurricane Ivan pose the threat that has long been feared by those in Louisiana, that this actually might represent the loss of the City of New Orleans. Located 15 feet below sea level, there is the potential of a 30-foot wall of water putting at risk $100 billion of infrastructure and industry and countless lives.[26]
January 26, 2005: Mr. Speaker, I recently had the opportunity to view the devastation in Southeast Asia as a result of the tsunami. As appalled as I was by what I saw, I must confess that occasionally my thoughts drifted back to the United States. What would have happened if last September, Hurricane Ivan had veered 40 miles to the west, devastating the city of New Orleans? One likely scenario would have had a tsunami-like 30-foot wall of water hitting the city, causing thousands of deaths and $100 billion in damage...The experience of Southeast Asia should convince us all of the urgent need for congressional action to prevent wide-scale loss of life and economic destruction at home and abroad. Prevention and planning will pay off. Maybe the devastation will encourage us to act before disaster strikes.[27]

Official portrait of Blumenauer
Blumenauer is a supporter of the World Trade Organization (WTO)[28] and has voted for "free trade" agreements with Peru, Australia, Singapore, Chile[29] as well as Africa and the Caribbean.[30] Blumenauer's support for these free trade agreements has angered progressives, environmental and labor activists. In 2004, he voted against the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). On September 24, 2007, four labor and human rights activists were arrested in Blumenauer's office protesting the congressman's support for the Peru Free Trade Agreement.[31]

In February 2009, after an incident in Connecticut wherein a domesticated chimpanzee severely mauled a woman gained national attention, n February 2009, after an incident in Connecticut wherein a domesticated chimpanzee severely mauled a woman gained national attention, Blumenauer sponsored the Captive Primate Safety Act to bar the sale or purchase of non-human primates for personal possession between states and from outside of the country.[32] The previous year, in June 2008, Blumenauer had sponsored legislation to ban interstate trafficking of great apes, which had passed in the House but been tabled by the Senate.[33]

Blumenauer has received some media attention during the political debate over health care reform for sponsoring an amendment to the America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 to change current procedures to mandate that Medicare pay for end-of-life counseling.[34] The amendment, as introduced, is based on an earlier proposal cosponsored by Blumenauer and Republican Representative Charles Boustany of Louisiana.[35] The amendment has generated controversy, with conservative figures as well known as 2008 vice presidential candidate and former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin suggesting that the amendment, if made law, will be used as a cover for the United States federal government to set up "death panels" to determine which people will receive medical treatment.[36] Blumenauer sharply criticized the claim as "mind-numbing" and called it an "all-time low". His rebuke was echoed by Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia, who scorned the "death panels" claim as "nuts".[37]

On July 24, 2014, Blumenauer introduced the Emergency Afghan Allies Extension Act of 2014 (H.R. 5195; 113th Congress)On July 24, 2014, Blumenauer introduced the Emergency Afghan Allies Extension Act of 2014 (H.R. 5195; 113th Congress), a bill that would authorize an additional 1,000 emergency Special Immigrant Visas that the United States Department of State could issue to Afghan translators who served with U.S. troops during the War in Afghanistan.[38][39] Blumenauer argued that "a failure to provide these additional visas ensures the many brave translators the U.S. promised to protect in exchange for their services would be left in Afghanistan, hiding, their lives still threatened daily by the Taliban."[39]

In 2019, he would skip the president's State of the Union address.[40]

Committee assignments
Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Health
House Caucuses
Congressional Cannabis Caucus[41]
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus
Animal Protection Caucus
Historic Preservation Caucus
International Conservation Caucus
Coalition on Adoption
Fitness Caucus
Bosnia Caucus
Korea Caucus
Diabetes Caucus
Congressional Bike Caucus
Caucus to Control and Fight Methamphetamine
Human Rights Commission
House Oceans Caucus
Internet Caucus
Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus
Dem Caucus Congressional Taskforce on Seniors
Wild Salmon Caucus
High Performance Building
Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus
Congressional Land Conservation Caucus
Urban Caucus
Wine Caucus
Small Brewers Caucus
Quality Care Caucus
Congressional Arts Caucus[42]
United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus[43]
Climate Solutions Caucus[44]
U.S.-Japan Caucus[45]
Political positions
In 1996, during Blumenauer's first year in congress, he voted in support of the Defense of Marriage Act which was ultimately passed that same year. The law was found unconstitutional in 2013 and repealed.[46] Since then he has supported LGBTQ rights.[47]

On October 1, 2015, following the Umpqua Community College shooting, Blumenauer tweeted[48] his report[49] addressing the issue of gun violence in America titled 'Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Plan to Improve Gun Safety' which he had published earlier in the year.[50]

In 1996, during Blumenauer's first year in congress, he voted in support of the Defense of Marriage Act which was ultimately passed that same year. The law was found unconstitutional in 2013 and repealed.[46] Since then he has supported LGBTQ rights.[47]

On October 1, 2015, following the Umpqua Community College shooting, Blumenauer tweeted[48] his report[49] addressing the issue of gun violence in America titled 'Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Plan to Improve Gun Safety' which he had published earlier in the year.[50]

Bluemenauer has been known to support alternative energy sources, health care reform, and continuing federal support for education.[47] He is also known as one of the most fervent advocates for the legalization of marijuana, co-founding the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.[51][52]
Wikipedia

Loser and Loafer??? LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

BTW F face40 fan, Stuff it! You are the epitome of low rent mentality on this blog you contribute nothing to it!!!

First, he went to Centennial High School, a well-known joke.

Then he went to Lewis & Clark College, the same school that granted a diploma to Monica Lewinsky.

And Northwest School of Law, a NIGHT SCHOOL. Even after becoming the Lewis & Clark law school the best it has been able to attain is that it has an acceptable school of environmental law. Even Jerry Falwell's Liberty University has a higher rate of bar passage.

So, excuse me if I'm not impressed.

UG, thank you for the laugh.. quite accurate, as well.

No surprise Earl has profited nicely from decades of "public service". Thousands of people are living outside is his district - while he's busy doing deals and getting rich...

RESIST this hypocrite. What would Bernie Sanders say?

https://thinkingoregon.org/2018/02/06/earl-blumenauer-from-man-of-the-people-to-multi-millionaire/

Joel: You're excused

Blumanure: Sour Grapes, from what I can discern!!!!

Hey Joel, what is the well known joke on Centennial High??? never heard of it

keep voting for the clowns!

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