Big win for all Oregonians

Representative Vikki Breese Iverson

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 Here is my press release on the negotiations in Salem. 


Negotiations Lead to Victory for Oregonians’ Parental Rights, Protections for Law Abiding Gun Owners, Accountability for the Majority Party

SALEM, OR – Today, after a six-week-long protest by Senate Republicans, quorum was reached on the Senate floor. This comes after weeks of negotiations and bipartisan discussions about how to benefit all Oregonians.

“Today is a victory for Oregonian’s parental rights and law-abiding gun owners. After months of being promised a bipartisan session, Democrats chose to prioritize a partisan and extreme agenda. Republicans held the line and were able to amend the worst parts of House Bill 2002 and the Democrats Omnibus Gun Bill, House Bill 2005. I appreciated working with Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp throughout this process to ensure better outcomes for all Oregonians,” said House Republican Leader Vikki Breese- Iverson (R-Prineville). “This stalemate could have been prevented from the beginning. When both sides of the aisle communicate in good faith, extreme measures do not have to be taken. House Republicans have remained committed to advancing bipartisan budgets and legislation and will continue to do so in the remaining 10 days of the Legislative Session.”

The main points of emphasis within the framework includes the following:

  • Protects parental rights by striking large portions of House Bill 2002 and Senate Joint Resolution 33 in its entirety.

  • Defends the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners by striking large portions of House Bill 2005 and all of Senate Bill 348 and Senate Bill 393.

  • Prioritizes legislation that will:
    o Exempt small farming, ranching, and timber families from the Oregon Estate Tax. (Senate Bill 498)
    o Give impeachment power of statewide elected Executive Branch officials to the House of Representatives, and the power to try impeachments in the Senate. Oregon is currently the only state in the nation without such a procedure. (House Joint Resolution 16)

• Ensures that bill summaries will be redrafted to comply with House Rules, Senate Rules, Oregon statute, and the Oregon Constitution.



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