Protecting Consumers, Taxpayers, and the Economy

Jeff is fighting to fix our broken financial system and make it work for middle-class families and small businesses again. Jeff is passionate about consumer protection and making sure that ordinary families are protected against scams and predatory schemes that threaten their pocketbooks. He led the fight in Oregon to take on the predatory payday lenders. In the U.S. Senate, he’s fought to create and strengthen the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the first-ever federal agency with the sole mission of looking out for consumers in their everyday financial transactions.

Merkley, Brown Introduce Legislation Banning LNG Exports to China

Legislation would also ban exports to Russia, Iran, and North Korea Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Ohio’s U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Protecting American Households from Rising Energy Costs Act, legislation that would lower prices for American households by banning the export of crude

Merkley, Colleagues: Seafood Import Monitoring Program Must Be Expanded, No More Misrepresenting Consumer Products

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley led a bipartisan group of Senators in sounding concern about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recent decision to withdraw proposed rules expanding the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP)—a program designed to address Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The Senators’