Environmental champion and co-chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus, Earl Blumenauer has represented Portland east of the Willamette River since 1996.
A progressive legislator known for sporting a bow tie and bike pin, Blumenauer is a leading advocate for environmental protection. He backs the Green New Deal, is a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, advocates for animal welfare protections, and champions pro-bike policies, safer streets and livable communities.
Blumenauer serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee and served as the Oregon Campaign Chair for both John Kerry’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.
Rep. Blumenauer was one of JStreetPAC's earliest endorsees.
A progressive on foreign policy, Blumenauer opposed the Iraq War and consistently backed President Obama’s diplomatic efforts with Iran in the leadup to the 2015 nuclear agreement.
He is a consistent champion for Israeli-Palestinian peace, stating that the success of a future agreement in the region will require “active, rigorous, sustained, and thoughtful American leadership." He has visited the region twice, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, visiting Iron Dome batteries near Gaza, and touring occupied communities on the West Bank.
He was one of the earliest cosponsors of H.Res. 326, reaffirming congressional commitment to the two-state solution and opposition to settlement expansion and annexation.