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Oregon House convenes; squabbles over committee appointments

 

January 10, 2017



EO Media Capital Bureau

In the year’s first meeting of the Oregon House of Representatives in Salem Monday, Jan. 9, members of both parties acknowledged the legislative session’s imminent hurdles and called for communication across party lines, despite a disagreement over Oregon House rules regarding committee assignments.

The 60 members of the house, including 14 new state representatives, took the oath of office Monday morning. They reconvened in the afternoon to review nearly 800 bills.

Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, voted Speaker of the House for a third time, acknowledged the “e...



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