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.

Wyden, Merkley Urge SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues in Oregon and nationwide as soon as possible, noting that the Save Our Stages Act was signed into law more than

Merkley, Foster Lead Effort to Help Ensure Consumers Wronged by Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors Can Get Justice

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley teamed up with U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-IL-11) today to lead 12 lawmakers in the introduction of the Investor Choice Act—legislation to prohibit pre-dispute mandatory (or “forced”) arbitration agreements and ban prohibitions on class action lawsuits in customer contracts that investors often must

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Government Officials from Profiting Off of Insider Information

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) teamed up with Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Joe Neguse (D-CO-2), Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1), and Michael Cloud (R-TX-27) today to introduce the Ban Conflicted Trading Act—legislation that is supported by the