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Rep. Bonamici: Build relationships while resisting policies

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Democrat outlines her approach to a Republican Congress and president during a town hall meeting in Hlllsboro.

PMG PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Constituents packed the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro Monday for U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici's town hall. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici says she will continue to forge relationships with majority Republicans even as she opposes specific policies advocated by them and President Donald Trump.

The Democrat from Beaverton spoke Monday (March 13) at a town hall meeting attended by more than 300 at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro.

"My constituents did not elect me to get things done only when I am in the majority," she said.

"I have spent my time there (in Congress) with a commitment to find common ground. I've done that by building relationships across the aisle. I know nothing is going to get done unless it's bipartisan."

Before she won the 1st District seat in a special election five years ago, Bonamici was a state representative and senator when Democrats were in the majority.



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