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June 14, 2024

HOYLE VOTES ‘NO’ ON THE HOUSE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2025

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) voted against the partisan H.R. 8070, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025, which authorizes the U.S. Department of Defense’s spending for the year. Rep. Hoyle released the following statement in response: “Today, House Republicans took a previously bipartisan bill designed to support our servicemembers and use it as a vehicle for their culture wars and partisan attacks. I strongly support pay raises … Continue Reading


June 13, 2024

HOYLE RESPONSE TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S MIFEPRISTONE RULING

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04), a proud member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court released their unanimous ruling on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, which protected access to FDA-approved abortion medication Mifepristone: “Today’s decision reaffirms that a woman's health care decisions should be up to her and her medical provider — NOT judges and politicians. Anti-choice extremists are … Continue Reading


June 05, 2024

HOYLE CALLS OUT HOUSE REPUBLICANS FOR PUTTING POLITICS OVER SERVICEMEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8580, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2025: “House Republicanshad a chance to put forward a solid, bipartisan measure to helpveteransbut have instead chosen to play politics. This MilCon-VA funding bill is extreme and will hurt servicemembers and veterans, making it even harder for them to find jobs, secure … Continue Reading


May 28, 2024

U.S. REP. VAL HOYLE REQUESTS OVER $28 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR 15 LOCAL PROJECTS

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle announced her selected community projectsthat were submitted to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee as candidates to receive funding for Fiscal Year 2025. “These 15 projects reflect the priorities of local communities who know their needs best,” said Rep. Hoyle. “If funded, these projects will support the construction of affordable housing, promote workforce development, advance public safety and more.”   Each House Member was allowed … Continue Reading


May 16, 2024

Hoyle Statement on the Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7343, the so-called “Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act”: “This is another performative House Republican messaging bill that fails to address our nation’s real challenges. This broadly drafted bill is unconstitutional, undermines due process rights and has no chance at becoming law. “Let me be clear: I stand with the constitution and with due process … Continue Reading


May 16, 2024

Hoyle Announces 4th CD Winner of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Val Hoyle announced that Lillian Langford, a Junior from the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) is the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. Her piece entitled “La Marchesa Casati” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year alongside winners from across the country. “I'm impressed by the artistic talent of the students across our community who submitted art for this competition,” said Rep. … Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

HOYLE GETS TWO PRO-WORKER BILLS PASSED INTO LAW AS PART OF FAA REAUTHORIZATION

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) voted in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill (H.R. 3935). This bipartisan legislationincludes two key pieces of pro-worker legislation led by the Congresswoman that supportground and flight crew workers across thecountry. The first is the bipartisan AIR PUMP Act that supports families and guarantees new moms have a space and protected time to pump breast milk at work. The second is the bipartisan … Continue Reading


May 09, 2024

April 2024 Congressional Update

Constituent Success Dear Friend,It’s been a busy month in Washington and back home. I’d like to start this newsletter by highlighting the work my office has done for constituents across our community.  Since the beginning of this year my office has taken in 318 constituent cases and to date, we have successfully closed 165 of those cases. My office is here to serve you. If you have an issue with a federal agency or need help securing an earned benefit, call us at (541) 465-6732 or go … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

REP. HOYLE STATEMENT ON THE ‘CENSUS INTERFERENCE ACT’

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7109, the ‘Census Interference Act:’  “It’s another week in Washington, DC, which means another week of performative messaging bills brought by House Republicans. The latest is H.R. 7109, a bill that would add a citizenship question in the census and then require congressional districts to be drawn based on the number of self-identified citizens. “Previously in 2019, the … Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

CONGRESSWOMAN HOYLE’S STATEMENT FOLLOWING VOTING IN OPPOSITION TO H.R. 6090

Washington, DC - “Today I voted against H.R. 6090,the Antisemitism Awareness Act, a bill that purports to combat antisemitism at institutions of higher education.  “Antisemitism on campus is a serious threat to the Jewish community; however, H.R. 6090 does not adequately address antisemitism. By singling out higher education and codifying a single definition of antisemitism into lawwhile explicitly excluding all others,itcouldbe used to punish constitutionally protected speech. This would … Continue Reading


April 22, 2024

Merkley, Hoyle Lead Oregon Delegation in Urging Renewed Commitment to State’s Wildfire Response Ahead of Deadline

Washington, D.C. - Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Val Hoyle today led U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Andrea Salinas, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, and Cliff Bentz in a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning calling for a renewed long-term commitment to the Western Oregon Operating Plan (WOOP). Set to expire on June 30th of this year, the WOOP serves as the … Continue Reading


April 20, 2024

CONGRESSWOMAN HOYLE VOTES FOR FOREIGN AID PACKAGES, CALLS ON BIDEN TO USE HIS EXISTING AUTHORITY TO ENSURE THIS IS NOT A BLANK CHECK FOR NETANYAHU

Washington, DC - “Today, I voted for 3 foreign aid packages that support the United States’ role and responsibility to protect our national security and assist our allies. “These bills are a critical step in the right direction to address the immediate and long-term security and humanitarian needs of Ukraine, our Indo-Pacific allies, the Palestinian peopleandIsrael. “Our aid to Ukraine is essential to help them push back against Putin’s unprovoked and unjust invasion, which has resulted in … Continue Reading


April 20, 2024

CONGRESSWOMAN HOYLE’S STATEMENT FOLLOWING VOTING IN OPPOSITION TO BILL CONTAINING PROVISIONS TO FORCE THE SALE OF TIKTOK

Washington, DC - “Today I voted against H.R.8038, the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act due to its inclusion of provisions that could result in an effective ban of the social media app TikTok. “As a member of Congress, I cannot cherry-pick the parts of a bill I wish to support when voting on final passage. Let me be clear: I strongly support several national security provisions that have been included in this bill, and I voted in favor of many of these provisions earlier this week when … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Oregon Delegation Applauds Approval of Federal Disaster Declaration for Ice Storms

Washington, D.C. — Oregon’s Congressional delegation—U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. House of Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Val Hoyle, Andrea Salinas, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, and Cliff Bentz—applauds the approval of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to the deadly ice storms that prompted her to declare a statewide emergency in January.   The … Continue Reading


March 22, 2024

Rep. Hoyle Secures $2 million to Fund Curry County Chemotherapy Project

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) announced she secured $2 million in the House Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations funding package for the Curry Health Network Chemotherapy Treatment Project at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon. These funds are included in legislation to fund the federal Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS), and were also championed by Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden in the Senate’s version … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

Congresswoman Val Hoyle Statement of Opposition to H.R. 7521

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04) voted in opposition to H.R. 7521, the so-called Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act. This bill would force the sale of the social media application TikTok, whose parent company, ByteDance, is based in China. Let me be clear: I am concerned about the Chinese government collecting Americans’ personal data via TikTok and manipulating algorithms. But I also believe this is not … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Oregon Delegation Pushes for Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Ice Storms

Washington, D.C. — Oregon’s Congressional delegation—U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. House of Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Val Hoyle, Andrea Salinas, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, and Cliff Bentz—wrote a letter to the White House urging approval of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Governor’s formal request for the State of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Reps. Hoyle and Van Orden Introduce the Airport Ramp Worker Safety Act to Help Protect Workers on the Job

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Val Hoyle (OR-04) and Derrick Van Orden (WI-03) introduced the Airport Ramp Worker Safety Act, which would help develop proper training and safety standards to protect airport ground crew workers while on the job. “Every worker deserves to be safe on the job. But today, airport ground crew workers don’t have uniform safety training requirements which has led to some workers getting hurt or even killed,” said Rep. Hoyle. “This is unacceptable. I’m … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Wyden, Merkley, Hoyle Press Feds to Extend Comment Period for Wind Energy off Oregon Coast

Washington, DC -- U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley along with U.S. Rep. Val Hoyle today asked federal officials to extend the initial comment period for the development of environmental assessment of leasing activities in the Coos Bay Wind Energy Area and the Brookings Wind Energy Area off the south Oregon Coast. The three Oregon lawmakers wrote in their letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that the potential impacts from the two wind energy areas warrant additional … Continue Reading


March 08, 2024

Hoyle Secures $14.6 million in Funding Appropriations

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Val Hoyle (D-Springfield) today announced she secured $14,676,354 million for 13 projects in Oregon’s 4th congressional district in the House-passed Consolidated Appropriations Act 2024 (HR 4366)The U.S. Senate is now considering that legislation. These projects will help support community health and safety, build more housing and infrastructure across Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. Benton County $963,000 for Regional Public Safety … Continue Reading

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