Civil Rights

Jeff is committed to protecting the rights and liberties of all Americans. Since its creation, our nation has come a long way in the march toward equality and fairness, but there is still much work to be done. All Americans deserve the opportunity to live, work, and succeed without facing discrimination.

Merkley Statement on Cannabis Rescheduling

Merkley: “Cannabis has not been descheduled, so we still have work to do.” Washington, D.C. – Following the Biden administration’s cannabis rescheduling announcement, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—a lead sponsor of the SAFER Banking Act—shared the following statement: “I pushed the Biden administration to make good on the President’s commitment

DURBIN, MERKLEY LEAD BICAMERAL COLLEAGUES IN COMMENT IN SUPPORT OF BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSAL TO CODIFY FLORES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Lawmakers submit comment regarding HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement’s proposed rule, “Unaccompanied Children Foundational Rule” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led 14 colleagues in submitting a bicameral comment regarding the Department of Health and

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