Honorable Earl Blumenauer
United States Representative, Oregon, Democrat
Representative Blumenauer, of the Third District of Oregon, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978, on the Multnomah (Oregon) County Commission from 1978 to 1986, and on the Portland City Council from 1986 to 1996. He sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the International Relations Committee. The following is from the November 3, 2005, House floor debate on H.R. 4128, the Private Property Rights Protection Act.I understand the frustration that we have heard on the floor, the reaction to the Kelo decision….