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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

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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:

June 30, 6:00-7:00

Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center; 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton

July 1, 6:00-7:00

Sherwood Police Department; 20495 SW Borchers Drive, Sherwood

August 10, 5:00-6:00

McMinnville Police Station; 121 SW Adams Street, McMinnville

August 11, 12:00-1:00

Good Samaritan Hospital, Building 2 Auditorium; 1040 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland

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



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 year.  To increase transparency in these important processes and comply with committee rules, I have posted all of my project funding requests online.

My fiscal year 2010 appropriations requests are available here.

My 2009 transportation project requests are available here.



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 this crisis. 

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 HUD’s online guide, you can find and contact your local housing agency to determine what free services are available to help you avoid foreclosure.

  • Homeowner Preservation Foundation — This nonprofit organization serves as a clearinghouse of national HUD-approved resources to help you avoid foreclosure.

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.

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