Suzanne (Suzanne) Bonamici (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.0855
FAX: 202.225.9497
District: 503.469.6010
Representative
Room 2231 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3701

Residence: Beaverton, OR
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Michael Simon   DOB: 10/14/1954
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Oceans Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Access to Capital and Credit
Co-ChairHouse Bipartisan Elder Justice Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Apprenticeship Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Estuary Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCollege Affordability Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus

Bio

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici represents the First Congressional District of Oregon, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia counties and part of Multnomah County.

Strengthening public education is one of Suzanne's top priorities and one of the reasons she got involved in public service. Suzanne spent hundreds of hours volunteering in public schools before serving in the Oregon State Legislature, where she passed legislation to reduce duplicative testing. In Congress, she is a leader on the Education and Labor Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services. The Congresswoman has long been an advocate for equity in education policy and funding. She is dedicated to setting national policies that give students the support and opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life. She played a lead role in the passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind, reduced testing, put more focus on well-rounded education, and gave more decision-making back to states and local districts.

Suzanne worked her way through college in Eugene, first at Lane Community College and then at the University of Oregon, where she earned her bachelor's degree and law degree. She is focused on making college more affordable and providing workers with in-demand skills to enter the workforce. Suzanne is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which encourages innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education.

Suzanne is honored to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, where she is working to implement the Climate Action Plan, take immediate action to reduce emissions, create good-paying jobs, support a just transition, and strengthen the resilience of our communities. She is also a senior member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and a leader on the Subcommittee on the Environment and the Subcommittee on Energy. From this position, she works to defend science, address the causes and consequences of climate change, and make sure that policy decisions are based on independent science. As a representative of coastal Oregon and co-chair of the House Oceans Caucus and Congressional Estuary Caucus, she is working to draw attention to issues that affect coastal communities.

In Congress, Suzanne is fighting to help working families get ahead and to build an economy that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. She is a strong advocate for retirement security. In addition to protecting and strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Suzanne also advocates for policies that help workers save for retirement. Suzanne also supports paid family leave, raising the federal minimum wage, making sure workers have a voice on the job, and workforce development programs. Suzanne is vigilant about making sure that women have access to a full range of family planning services, including abortion.

During college and law school, Suzanne worked at Lane County Legal Aid. After law school, Suzanne was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where she was in the Credit Practices Division of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. She then practiced law in Portland, where she represented individuals and small businesses. Suzanne has brought her commitment to consumer protection and access to justice to her work in Congress.

Suzanne and her husband Michael have two grown children.