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03/03/2016||The Associated Press

Oregon Lawmakers Approve Pioneering Pro-Climate Coal Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers have given final approval to pioneering legislation that will eliminate coal from the state's energy supply by 2030 and provide half of customers' power with renewable sources by 2040.

The measure passed by the Oregon Senate Wednesday underscores a... MORE ›

03/02/2016||Office of the Press Secretary

Statement by the President

I commend the Oregon Legislature and Governor Kate Brown for taking action to raise their state's minimum wage. Since I first called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage in 2013, 18 states and the District of Columbia have acted on their own. These efforts will boost the paychecks of... MORE ›