Oregon Business & Industry Comments on Adjournment of 81st Legislative Assembly
The 2021 legislative session adjourned “sine die” on Saturday evening, June 26. The OBI policy team is compiling a comprehensive report that details bills that passed and bills that didn’t, which should be released before the end of the month.
“In more than 15 years working with the Oregon Legislature, I have never seen a session like this one,” said Paloma Sparks, vice president of government affairs at OBI. “While the COVID precautions and virtual process made direct advocacy more challenging for everyone, our voice on behalf of Oregon businesses was heard.
“Throughout the past six months, we have strongly urged lawmakers to give businesses room to recover from the pandemic, wildfires, and other historic crises. Fortunately, we were largely able to make the case against major new tax increases and complicated new regulations,” Sparks continued. “Our work is never done, even once the Legislature adjourns. We will continue to make sure that Oregon businesses have the tools and resources they need to find their footing in a post-pandemic reality. We’d like to sincerely thank the members of the Oregon Legislature for their public service during this unprecedented time, as well as our members and partners throughout the state for raising your voice on issues that matter.”
Oregon Business & Industry is the largest business association in the state, advocating on behalf of nearly 1,600 businesses for a strong and healthy economic climate in Oregon. Our team represents the voice of business in the state capitol, state and federal regulatory agencies, Congress, and the courts.