US House, OR-01

Suzanne Bonamici


  • Helped expand clean energy in Oregon
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 98% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard


  • Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
  • Served on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which developed a Climate Action Plan for Congress to take meaningful, bold action to address the climate crisis.
  • Holding this seat in Oregon will help the environmental movement reclaim apro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action

Candidate Background

Representative Suzanne Bonamici is running for a fifth term to represent Oregon’s 1st congressional district. She was first elected in a January 2012 special election, and prior to serving in Congress, she spent almost five years in the Oregon State House and Senate. She has been a leader in drawing attention to the effects of climate change on oceans, such as ocean acidification. Bonamici has worked to develop clean energy in Oregon including wind, solar, and tidal energy. She is also committed to protecting Oregon’s exceptional natural resources and public lands. Bonamici has stood up for climate science while holding a leadership position on the Environment Subcommittee of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The House unanimously passed her COAST Research Act to strengthen research and monitoring of ocean and coastal acidification and help communities adapt. In addition, Bonamici has secured increased funding and resources for NOAA to address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia that plague the Oregon Coast. Representative Bonamici has earned an outstanding 98% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Bonamici is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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