PORTLAND, Ore. — Rep. Earl Blumenauer was the guest this week on KGW's Straight Talk with Laural Porter.

Blumenauer is the U.S. representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district, which includes most of Portland east of the Willamette River.

Blumenauer spoke about his call for the federal government to help in the housing crisis, why he’s calling for a climate emergency, and why he thinks marijuana could be legalized nationwide in the upcoming Congressional session.

This episode originally aired on KGW.

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