Jobs and the Economy

Nothing is more important to growing and strengthening the middle class than creating good-paying jobs. We must make smart investments in infrastructure and support Made in Oregon manufacturing in order to create the good jobs Oregon needs.

Merkley Applauds Action to Incentivize Good-Paying Jobs in Clean Energy Transition

Senator had created the blueprint for using tax credits to incentivize good-paying and union jobs in renewable energy and EV expansion Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Biden administration released new guidelines to implement Inflation Reduction Act provisions that will boost the creation of high-quality,

Merkley, Wyden Join Legislation to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

Legislation Will Help Protect the Safety and Health of Workers Exposed to Dangerous Heat Conditions in at the Workplace Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined their colleagues to introduce legislation to ensure the safety and health of workers in Oregon and across the nation


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement regarding the legislation Congress is considering this week that would raise the debt limit through 2025 while slashing programs working Americans rely on and gutting environmental reviews for fossil fuel projects: “Since the text