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US Rep. Val Hoyle: A look back on her first year in Congress

Val Hoyle smiles into camera
U.S. Rep. Val Hoyle (D) was elected to Oregon's 4th Congressional District in 2023.

On this edition of Oregon On The Record, you’ll hear a conversation with U.S. Rep. Val Hoyle (D) about congressional polarization and challenges, but also about the work she’s done to fund important projects right here in the community.

She just finished up her first year or so in congress representing Oregon’s district 4 and it’s been anything but boring. She was there when congress vacated the speaker, worked through the night to avoid another government shutdown and argued forcefully over critical funding for Ukraine.

Democrats and Republicans seem locked in a mortal battle over the direction of congress, and there is plenty of private and public sniping across the aisle. Yet, Hoyle was also successful in getting three bills signed into law which is unusually productive for a freshman representative.

Michael Dunne is the host of KLCC's public affairs show Oregon On The Record. He also hosts the business-focused podcast, Oregon Rainmakers. Do you have a suggestion for a guest or topic? Email Michael at mdunne@klcc.org.