Week 1 Recap

Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

Senator Tim Knopp

Week 1 - Jan. 22 - 25, 2019


Last week, Oregon's 80th Legislative Assembly convened to officially begin our work for the next six months. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we're off to a good start! Here are some of the highlights from the first week:

First Committee Meetings

Senator Knopp in first hearing of the legislative session

With the ceremonies and introductions over, it was time to get to work in our committees. 

I am honored to be serving on 8 committees - the most in the Senate. You can see all of my committee assignments below



Senate Committee on Health Care

Senate Committee on Campaign Finance - Vice Chair

Senate Committee on the Workforce - Vice-Chair

Senate Committee on Human Services

Senate Committee on Capitol Conduct 

Joint Committee on Capitol Culture - Co-Vice Chair

Joint Committee on Student Success - Co-vice Chair

Testifying with Senator Gelser


At a time when politics can be so divisive, it's important for our elected leaders to come together around the issues facing Oregonians. That's why I was proud to testify alongside my colleague, and friend, Senator Sarah Gelser in support of SB 479, a bill designed to address sexual and workplace harassment.

I commend Senator Gelser for her advocacy on this issue an look forward to working with her to address it this session. That is why I have taken the #20StatesBy2020 pledge and will work to ensure all people feel safe and respected in their place of work. 

Visit from Mayor Endicott and Councilor Clark-Endicott

Mayor & Councillor Endicott

Later in the week, the League of Oregon Cities hosted their annual "City Day" where local and city officials visit the Capitol to discuss local issues with their legislators.

It was great to receive a visit from Mayor Endicott and Councilor Clark-Endicott from Redmond! We had a great conversation on how current proposals could impact Redmond and Central Oregon in general. Thank you to both Mayor and Councilor Clark-Endicott for making the trip and for the great conversation.



Visit from Grace

As the Senate met on the floor for the first time this session, I was so happy to be joined by a very special guest: my daughter Grace. 

Being away from family is one of the most difficult parts of session, so having her make it over the mountains to accompany me meant a lot.

Visit from Grace

Best Regards,


Senator Tim Knopp 
Senate District 27

email: sen.timknopp@oregonlegislature.gov I phone: 503-986-1727
address: 900 Court St NE, S-309, Salem, OR, 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/knopp