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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed what we in the Pacific Northwest felt: this June's heat wave was record-breaking.

NBC News: The U.S. just experienced its hottest June on record

My heart breaks for the 116 known Oregonians who died from these drastic temperatures, and the thousands more who suffered.

The climate crisis is making extreme, fatal weather like this too common. We cannot wait to take meaningful action.

The good news is, there's still a lot we can do to act on climate before it's too late.

These events have been another humbling reminder that we must continue our urgent work to solve the climate crisis.

In the year since we released our science-based, comprehensive plan to tackle these threats and solve the climate crisis, we have passed more than 200 of our initial recommendations for essential climate action.

The American Jobs Plan, one of our infrastructure packages currently being debated in Congress, is a key part of the solution. By investing in a clean energy economy, we'll move closer to our goal of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030. It will also help our vulnerable communities develop more climate resilience to help stop tragic death and destruction.

These investments will help preserve our planet for generations to come, and I will continue to do all I can to reduce carbon pollution, create good jobs, and support our frontline communities.

Thank you for standing with me,

Suzanne Bonamici

Posted on July 15, 2021.

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Meet Suzanne

Suzanne knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. She worked her way through community college, university, and law school. She started her career at Legal Aid and worked as a consumer rights attorney. Throughout her career she’s been a leading advocate for public education, protecting the environment, and civil rights. She’s fighting for a better future for all Oregonians.

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