Sen. Ted Ferrioli
Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) provided the following statement after Senate Republicans denied quorum and prevented consideration of bills on the Senate floor late Wednesday:
“This session we’ve seen the Democrat majority put their partisan agenda ahead of both the needs of Oregonians and the law. Senate Republicans will not work late into the night to fast track an agenda pursued by the Democrat majority that features back room deals between Democrats and special interests and numerous broken promises of collaboration and compromise.
Senate Republicans will be back tomorrow to fight against this extremely partisan, destructive agenda Democrats are committed to fast tracking through the legislative session, doing irreparable harm to Oregonians. Until then, Oregonians deserve an explanation from the Democrat majority as to why they refuse to work across the aisle for bipartisan, consensus solutions to the real problems facing our state.”