CenturyLink is taking advantage of its owning Qwest to potentially start offering its services in 2015.
Twenty stores in Oregon will be affected, assuming the deal is approved by the Federal Trade Commission.
The public transportation system for Portland said the expansion in service aided bus-usage in the fall quarter.
The Democrat from Oregon said he will push the Equality Act of 2015 when Congress returns from recess.
The ridesharing app agreed to stop illegally operating in Portland, while the homesharing app resists giving the city the name of its hosts.
Voting on the $43.8 million tax proposal has been delayed until mid-January.