Rep. Salinas gets right to work


U.S. Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-6th District) got her first term in Congress going strong with an appointment to the House Committee on Agriculture, an important seat for the district. She was also appointed to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Rep. Salinas also announced her Mental Health Monday initiative, a weekly program that shines a spotlight on mental health. Through floor speeches, social media posts, and messages sent directly to Oregonians, Congresswoman Salinas will work to ensure that mental health remains part of the national dialogue – and a top priority for Congress.

“As a member of Congress, there’s nothing more important to me than the wellbeing of the people who call Oregon’s sixth district home,” said Rep. Salinas. “And while physical wellbeing is critically important, we can’t afford to neglect the other, less talked about half of health care—especially not when so many are struggling. Through Mental Health Monday, it’s my hope that we can shed light on a too often stigmatized topic and help connect Oregonians to the resources they need to be well.”

For her first Mental Health Monday, Congresswoman Salinas delivered remarks on the House floor, introducing the program and highlighting the disproportionate barriers that Black individuals face when seeking mental health care.