January 31, 2024 | Legislative Preview

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for an eventful 2024 session. We will see bills about Measure 110, corporatization of medicine, health care worker safety, behavioral health, prevention, drug prices and more. On January 31st, join key players for Oregon Health Forum’s preview of the 2024 Legislative session.


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Sen. Deb Patterson, District 10 

Deb Patterson is Senator of District 10, which spans West Salem, South Salem, Monmouth and Independence. She is Chair of the Senate Health Care Committee. She is also Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means General Government Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Committees on Housing and Development and Labor and Business.


Sen. Cedric Hayden, District 6 

Cedric Hayden is Senator to newly formed Oregon District 6, encompassing Linn, Lane and Marion Counties. He is Vice-Chair of the House Healthcare Committee, Vice-Chair for the House Committee on COVID-19 and on the Joint Task Force on Access to Quality Affordable Healthcare.


Rep. Rob Nosse, District 42

Rob Nosse is the State Representative for House District 42, which consists of inner Southeast and a little sliver of Northeast Portland. He also serves as the Chair of the House Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee, as well as member of the joint House and Senate Committee on addiction and community Safety.


Rep. Ed Diehl, District 17 

Ed Diehl represents District 17, which extends from East Salem and Turner to Detroit and Idanha. He serves on several committees including the House Economic Development and Small Business Committee, the House Conduct Committee and the House Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee.


Rep. Travis Nelson, District 44

Travis Nelson represents Oregon District 44. He is a member of the Sierra Club, American Nurses Association, Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the NAACP and a former Vice President of the Oregon Nurses Association. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee.

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Rep. Lisa Reynolds, District 34

Lisa Reynolds is currently the State Representative for Oregon District 34. She is a pediatrician, mother and activist addressing Washington County issues such as poverty, gun violence, mental health & medical care and climate change. She is also chair of the House Committee on Early Childhood and Human Services.

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