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U.S. Capitol Building at Twighlight
April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) participated in a House Natural Resources Committee Republican Virtual Forum focused on the impact of President Biden's energy and industry killing Executive Orders.

SOS for Seedlings Act
April 16, 2021

Legislation focuses on seedling shortage and reforestation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) introduced his first piece of legislation as a Member of Congress.

Capitol dome against blue sky
April 14, 2021


The initial $28 million will provide immediate aid, as available water falls far short of need

Bentz on phone at desk
April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-OR-2), today released the following statement after meeting with U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland about the dire water year the Klamath Basin will face, and the emergency resources needed to provide the community relief:

April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) led on a congressional letter, signed by 9 House Republicans, urging the U.S. Department of Interior to immediately implement a federal rule previously published on January 15, 2021, revising the designation of the critical habitat of the Northern Spotted Owl (NSO).

Farm Workforce Modernization Act
March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) voted in favor of H.R. 1603 – the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support 247-174. The bill goes to the U.S.

Relief should be Targeted, Temporary, and Tied to Covid
February 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) voted against H.R.1319, the $1.9 trillion spending bill, which passed the United States House of Representatives 219-212. The bill moves to the United States Senate for consideration.

House Natural Resources Committee Logo
February 17, 2021

ONTARIO, Ore. – Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) was named the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

Image: Nearly 4.5 million dollars in federal grant dollars for Josephine County's response to COVID-19
February 12, 2021

ONTARIO – Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recent announcement of a federal grant for the State of Oregon, to include nearly $4.5 million for COVID-19 response efforts in Josephine County, Oregon.

Logo of the House Judiciary Committee
January 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over a wide array of matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, civil liberties, oversight of the United States Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, legal and regulatory reform, innovation, competition and anti