Session is in bloom


Hello Friends and Neighbors,

Spring is in full bloom and so is the legislative session. This is an exciting time of the year with the sun starting to break the clouds, people are getting out into their communities to enjoy the sunshine together!

There are so many important bills moving through the legislature, with fifteen committees on the House side, the quick pace of action items makes for a lot of reading and research time. I am honored to be a part of this process and enjoy the opportunity to support this important work. HB 2339 is one of those important pieces of legislation that directly helps people. Unexpected medical expenses can have a devastating financial impact on individual and family budgets. This protects people from the expense unexpected out-of-network medical care. With access to healthcare such a threat for so many Americans right now, it is important that we look for ways to help people with healthcare affordability. That is why I was proud to vote in favor of this bill along with many of my colleagues.


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On Monday the 17th, the Capitol hosted the Oregon Solar Energy Lobby Day.  In support of this work, I delivered a remonstrance (floor speech) on the importance of investing in renewable energy and how it benefits our environment, increases job opportunities and can save us money. You can watch my remonstrance here! You can also learn more about two bills I co-sponsored related to promoting access to renewable energy sources, HB 2510 and HB 2511.  HB 2510 would allow commercial tenants to install and use electric vehicle charging stations on premises. HB 2511 would allow the same for residential tenants. These bills can provide an incentive to investing in renewable energy for our communities. One of the reasons I love Oregon so much is that every day is treated like Earth Day, because Oregonians believe in protecting the water we drink, the air we breathe and reducing the waste we produce. Let’s work together to support clean energy!

Malstrom Sollman McLain

On Wednesday the 19th, the House of Representatives voted to support HB 2666. This bill, brought to the floor by Representatives Nosse and Evans, would give community college students more direct input in the allocation of their student fees. At times student governments are handed a budget that is comprised of their money, yet they have no say on how those dollars are being spent. Students are now one step closer to being able to have meaningful input in their student fee process.

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Get Involved

  • Join me at the March for Science this weekend! It’ll be down at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland from 10am-2pm, Saturday, March 22nd. It’s a free event but you can register online here

Upcoming Events

  • Listening Session with Representative Sollman, May 6th @ 9:30am–10:30am, Brookwood Library Board Room
  • Hillsboro Police Department, Shred It event, May 6th @ 8am-12pm, Hillsboro School District Office 3083 NE 49th Pl Hillsboro. Suggested donation is $5 for up to 3 banker boxes of documents.
  • Check out local art coming to life in the Orenco Woods Nature Park! This Stickwork Project by Patrick Dougherty and well over 100 volunteers is completed and on display!

We’re just about half way through this legislative session and the work has only picked up. It’s exciting to know that amidst these busy days the results of this work can bring some real positive changes to our community. This is all possible with the outreach and support of concerned citizens engaging in the political process. Thank you for being a part of this journey!

Onward & Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301