Week 5: Presidents' Day

Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

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Week 5: Remembering Presidents


Friday marked the end of the fifth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. Yesterday we moved into week six, while also recognizing the past leaders of our great nation. To do so, myself as well as many of my colleagues gave remonstrances on the Senate Floor to honor those who have served as President of the United States. My own, which was dedicated to presidentJohn F. Kennedy can be seen here

You can also click on the image below to see the full video of all presidential remonstrances done by some of my fellow legislators. 

Presidents' Day

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Protecting public employee retirements 

Thursday, I testified against House Bill 2601. This bill would put public employee retirement funds at risk and has the potential to result in a significant loss of retirement funds for state employees. you can watch my testimony here.

HB 2601 Testimony PR

Floor Remonstrances and Courtesies 

Wednesday was School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. I chose to recognize their importance to our students, teachers, and parents. I (listed?) two new pieces of legislation regarding school safety. You can watch the speech in its entirety here

resource officer day

Last week was a big week for introductions on the floor. On Wednesday, I introduced my district Chief of Staff and oldest son, Reagan Knopp (Left). On Thursday I introduced my Legislative Assistant, Conner Barrie (Right). Both introductions can be seen in the links below. 

Reagan's introduction

Conner's introduction 

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Meeting with OWG

Senator Knopp meets with the Oregon Wheat Growers Association to discuss bills this session that would help promote wheat production in the state of Oregon.

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Senator Knopp visits Intel headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon with Sen. Janeen Sollman, and Rep. Kim Wallan. 

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Rep. Nguyen, Sen. Knopp, Rep. Ed Diehl, Sen. Hansell, tour ATI, a technology company in Albany, Oregon that specializes in the development of graphics processing units and chipsets, which are essential in the production of semiconductors. 

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Oregon's small businesses 'overtaxed and overwhelmed,' per new OBI survey
Portland Business Journal | Andy Giegerich

Rural and city voters could decide on fire tax increases in May
Bend Bulletin | Anna Kaminski 

Deschutes County drops three potential landfill sites proposed near airports; list down to 7 
KTVZ | Blake Mayfield

State planning goals guide local decisions
Sisters Nugget | Sue Stafford

Skyline Village renamed, slowly moves forward
Redmond Spokesman | Nick Rosenberger

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
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