News From Representative Breese-Iverson


News from the Capitol

As I write this, Oregon appears to be in a transition into a post-pandemic (if that is what we want to call it) reality. I think it is pretty fair to say that Governor Brown and her administration have failed in handling this crisis. Oregon OSHA, Oregon Health Authority, the Department of Education, and other state agencies have used this crisis as an opportunity to seize more control over the public and erode our personal freedoms. 

The Republicans in the House have been doing our best to eliminate or at least limit the Governor's emergency powers, watering down horrible gun bills, pushing back against anti-police bills, limiting the erosion of our water rights, and fighting hard against just about everything else the Democrats are trying to shove down our throats. Honestly, when the vote is 37 Democrats to 23 Republicans on every important vote, it is pretty hard to move the needle to protect the Oregon way of life. 

However, there is light at the end of the dark tunnel. I have been able to champion legislation to bring our kids back to school full-time next fall, stand up against silly mask mandates for our athletes, defeat horrible legislation that would hurt our Ag industry, and most importantly we have been able to out-maneuver our opponents so far on some key legislation. 

Get Our Kids Back to School


On Tuesday, I again pushed to return our kids to full-time, in-person learning this fall by requesting a public hearing and work session on HB 3399. Getting our kids back in the classroom is essential to their social, emotional and academic development. As COVID cases continue to decline, it’s time to make and fulfill a promise to parents by passing this essential legislation. You can view the letter I wrote HERE.

Crater Lake National Park Day!

crater lake day

Last Friday, HB 3162 was signed by the Governor, marking May 22nd as Crater Lake National Park Day in the State of Oregon. I am thankful to have joined with my friend and colleague, Rep. Werner Reschke, to build a wide coalition of support to pass this legislation and give our most iconic landmark the recognition it deserves.

Finally, if you missed it, here is an interview with Lars Larson on the recent report released by the conduct committee. If you want more information, you can read this article by Reagan Knopp.



Vikki Breese-Iverson

State Representative

House District 55

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1455
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-395, Salem, OR 97301