CLPHA is pleased to announce that Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will be a featured speaker at our sixth annual Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 30.
In his remarks Rep. Blumenauer will discuss his 2019 report “Locked Out: Reversing Federal Housing Failures and Unlocking Opportunity,” which lays out the history of federal housing disinvestment and discrimination, offers bold recommendations for ameliorating the nation's affordable housing crisis, and advocates for increased investment in housing opportunities.
Learn more and register for the Summit at housingissummit.org.
About Congressman Blumenauer:
A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer is one of Oregon’s innovative leaders. Raised in SE Portland, Blumenauer attended Centennial High School. While still a college student at Lewis and Clark College, he led the campaign in Oregon to lower the voting age. He was a key player just two years later as one of the youngest legislators in Oregon’s history in a landmark session for school funding, ethics reform and Oregon’s groundbreaking land use laws.
Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Blumenauer has been a tireless advocate for the 3rd Congressional District. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and a member of the subcommittee on Health. These committee assignments give him a unique platform to promote critical issues like health care reform, Medicare for All, and the Green New Deal. His priorities also include healthcare reform, honest trade, financing critical infrastructure, building livable communities in a global economy, and economic security for working families.