July 17, 2009 Wu: Committee Leads Way on Health Care Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman David Wu released the following statement immediately after voting to pass comprehensive health care reform in the Committee on Education and Labor, the first House committee to take up this legislation: »read more
July 14, 2009 Wu: Obama Commitment to Community Colleges Key to Economic Recovery
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman David Wu released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s plan to invest $12 billion in community colleges: »read more
July 8, 2009 Wu Ushers Small Business Innovation Bill Through House
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman David Wu shepherded a bill through the House that will help grow innovative small businesses and revive our economy. The Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act will help America’s entrepreneurs turn innovative technologies into commercialized products, creating new products and new American jobs. »read more
July 1, 2009 Wu: Oregon at Forefront of Health IT
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David Wu today announced that Oregon is getting ready to secure stimulus funds for the development and deployment of health information technology (IT). States will have the opportunity to obtain funding for health IT in their communities by submitting competitive grant proposals to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. »read more
WU HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETINGS THROUGHOUT
Congressman Wu is
holding town hall meetings throughout the 1st Congressional District this
summer to answer your questions and discuss ways he is working to create
jobs, improve education, and strengthen our economy.
Join Congressman Wu at the town hall meeting that’s
most convenient for you:
Good Samaritan Hospital, Building 2 Auditorium; 1040 NW 22nd Avenue,
August 13, 4:00-5:00
Seaside Public Library; 1131 Broadway, Seaside
August 14, 4:00-5:00
Columbia Learning Center; 375 South 18th Street, St. Helens
WU REQUESTS FUNDING FOR VITAL LOCAL
Part of my role as a
member of Congress is to secure federal funds that would have been spent
elsewhere for urgent needs in my district. Each year I have the
opportunity to submit requests for specific appropriations, or "earmarks,"
to fund projects that I think will provide substantial benefits to our
communities. These projects would improve education, reduce traffic
congestion, increase energy efficiency, and make our communities safer all
across the 1st District.
In addition, every five
years I have the opportunity to submit requests for high-priority
transportation projects to be funded in the next transportation bill.
These diverse projects address public transit development, access to
multi-modal transit systems, intelligent transportation systems, and
mobility issues on existing infrastructure across my congressional district
and the surrounding area.
I am proud of the
important projects that I have been able to support over the years, and I am
hopeful that many of my district’s vital projects will receive funding this
To increase transparency in these important processes and comply with committee rules, I have posted all of my project funding
Congressman Wu knows
that the current economic crisis is hurting hard-working Oregonians.If you are one of the many people who are on the brink of
foreclosure, or you believe that you may have trouble paying your mortgage
in the future, you have the best chance of staying in your home if you act
now.Too often, people facing
foreclosure wait too long to seek the professional help necessary to avoid
Congress provides funds
to housing counseling agencies throughout the country that help people stay in
their homes.These counseling
agencies are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), and the service is free.
You can access
additional information on avoiding foreclosure, as well as contact information for
HUD-approved counseling agencies, at the following websites:
HUD Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure
— Through HUDâs online guide, you can find and contact your local
housing agency to determine what free services are available to help you
Unfortunately, it is important to note
that there are those who prey on people in crisis.
A number of fraudulent foreclosure
prevention services and hotlines are attempting to portray their
organizations as affiliated with honest efforts.
Seeking help is the most important
thing you can do, but be sure to confirm that you are working with a
HUD-approved counselor, such as those available via the above websites.
As always, you may call
my office at 503-326-2901 for additional help or information.