Tag Archives: Earl Blumenauer

Dem US Rep. Earl Blumenauer Won’t Seek 15th Term

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), who has spent nearly three decades in Congress, announced Monday night that he does not plan to seek reelection next year. He was first elected to Congress in a special election in 1996 to succeed then-Rep. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who had been elected to the Senate. Known for his signature bow ties …

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Quote Of The Day – Rep. Earl Blumenauer

“Let’s get real and stop the charade about what a ‘social welfare’ organization is. Last year, internal National Organization for Marriage (NOM) strategy documents were leaked, stating that the organization seeks ‘to drive a wedge between gays and blacks’ by promoting “African American spokespeople for marriage,’ thus provoking same-sex marriage supporters into ‘denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots,’ and …

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR): Approving DOMA Was The Worst Vote Of My Career

Saying that he thought by approving DOMA, he was helping “take the steam out of the Newt Gingrich-Tom Delay Congress, which was using the homophobic right-wing agenda to mobilize their base at the expense of millions of LGBT Americans,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) looks back on one of what he calls the “worst vote” of his 13-year Congressional career. It …

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