HD 30 Newsletter-- February 3rd, 2023

Representative Sosa


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you enjoyed your week. January was a busy month in Salem. The legislative session is underway and there are many exciting things happening. I’ve included some updates below.

This Week's Committee Updates

  • House Committee on Higher Education: we received important information regarding textbook affordability for students in higher education and an update on workforce development for Future Ready Oregon.
  • House Committee on Business and Labor: we discussed updating and streamlining procurement policies for state agencies in order to save taxpayer dollars. We reviewed a bill to establish a no-interest loan program for smaller farms implementing our new farmworker overtime laws. Additionally, we discussed a proposal to provide unpaid time off for workers who are serving on appointed boards or commissions.
  • Joint Committee on Semiconductors: we discussed the present need for industrial land and were briefed on semiconductor supply chain matters.
  • Joint Commitee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development: we discussed funding transportation projects and received budgeting briefings from the Department of Justice as well as the Department of Administrative Services. 

Oregon Recovers Lobby Day



I met with a group of Hillsboro-area residents from Oregon Recovers, a statewide coalition of people in recovery, to discuss Oregon’s addiction crisis. I am so grateful for the information and the stories they shared. I am committed to fighting for ongoing and sustainable funding for behavioral health as well as addiction services.

Upcoming Events in the Region

February is Black History Month


In February, we observe and celebrate Black History Month. Please visit the City of Hillsboro's webpage to celebrate the accomplishments and history of Black Oregonians. You'll find information to support local Black-owned businesses and organizations during Black History Month and beyond, featured events, library recommendations, and more!

Joint Town Hall PSA



Join Representative McLain, Senator Sollman, and myself on Saturday, February 18th, from 10:30 am-12 pm for a joint virtual town hall meeting! It will be a great opportunity to hear about the 2023 Legislative Session and for you to share your thoughts about the session's most important issues. Spanish interpretation will be available. 


February Constituent Coffee Announcement



I will be holding my monthly constituent coffee for February at the Starbucks near Top Golf on Saturday, 2/11 from 9am - 10:30am.  The address is 5222 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

I look forward to discussing the issues that are of importance to you and your families and updating you on the 2023 legislative session thus far.

I hope you will stop by, say hello, and join me for a cup of coffee.

You can contact my office with any questions or feedback via email at Rep.NathanSosa@Oregonlegislature.gov or by phone at (503) 986-1430. Feel free to also stop by in-person at office H-280. I look forward to hearing from you! 

Take care!

Nathan Sosa

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-280, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.NathanSosa@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sosa​