Oregon Republican Walkout

Senators sit at their desks during a session at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Thursday. Four Republican senators and one Independent senator had unexcused absences, preventing a quorum for the second day. The GOP walkout continued on Monday.

The rift between Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature grew wider on Monday as House Republicans boycotted a key committee meeting while GOP absences kept the Senate shut down for a sixth straight day.

The parliamentary moves and flurry of press releases swirled around hot-button legislation on abortion, transgender rights, guns and child welfare with a renewed fight over rent control surfacing this week.

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the gun bill is the result of a vote by the people in the last election in which 52% of voters approved the petition. As far as a bill protecting women's rights and minority rights I suggest the republicians vote to have it refered to a vote of the people. Remember in a state wide election it is one person one vote. The Republicans are trying to tell the majority of citizens what they want not what the majority wants.


Maybe liberals will wise up and realize many Oregonians don’t want their bad bills.

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