Oregon Stories

Jeff’s first priority is to stand up for Oregonians. He has a whole team in Oregon that is working every day to help Oregonians cut through red tape and work with federal agencies. His office can assist you with securing Social Security benefits, answering Medicare questions, obtaining immigration information, inquiring about passport applications, navigating IRS issues and other federal matters. Included below are a few examples where Jeff has been able to help Oregonians or small businesses across our state get the assistance they need.

Helping an Oregon Veteran Leave Behind his Legacy

America’s veterans have made countless sacrifices to protect our values and freedoms. Military medals and ribbons are critical symbols of recognizing these sacrifices, achievements, and dedication to duty, but sometimes veterans do not receive the medals they have earned and deserve.  When veterans run into roadblocks to accessing these key

Helping a Mother Honor Her Son’s Service

America’s veterans come from all walks of life, but they all share a common commitment to serve our nation. Jeff strongly believes that everyone who serves and sacrifices for our country deserves the full measure of our appreciation. That’s why he’s fighting to ensure that every veteran—regardless of race, gender,

Honoring Our PACT to Oregon Veterans and Their Families

Veterans and their families have stood up and sacrificed for our nation, and we must stand up for them.  That’s why his Jeff’s office sprung in to action to support Portland constituent Sri Benson on his mission to honor his late wife, Corporal Katherine “KT” Benson.  “We were high school sweethearts, and

Helping Oregonian Get Student Loans Forgiven

Jeff has long worked to support the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which provides federal student loan forgiveness to borrowers who work in public service. From military service members and first responders, to teachers and public health workers, these public servants dedicate their lives to bettering their communities and

Helping Live Venues in Oregon

Jeff knows that small businesses are the lifeblood of the Oregon economy, providing sustenance and stability to our communities. He also knows that small businesses—especially live venues, whose businesses revolve around large crowds—were hit the hardest during the pandemic, devastated by the economic impacts of coronavirus. That’s why Jeff’s team

Helping Michael Navigate Red Tape

Jeff is committed to helping Oregonians get the federal help they need, and understands the challenges of navigating bureaucratic red tape. That’s why Jeff’s team was eager to help Michael, a constituent who reached out for help after facing issues receiving his Social Security benefits and had his Medicare coverage

Timothy Vollmer

Throughout the pandemic, Jeff has spoken with workers, business owners, and families about how the coronavirus crisis has made so many existing economic hardships even more difficult to weather—and has remained fully committed to doing everything possible to help Oregonians get the federal relief they need to stay afloat. That’s

Emergency Fire Recovery Grant

Jeff believes that good-paying, reliable jobs should be in reach for every Oregonian, and that our communities deserve to receive the resources they need to rebuild after a devastating wildfire. That is why Jeff’s team pushed to overcome obstacles and get full grant funding to get Oregon’s workers and their

Galina Babitskaya

Jeff knows that there is nothing more American than moving to seek a better life for oneself and one’s family. He believes that no matter who we are or where we come from, we all want to live and work in vibrant, caring communities. So Jeff’s team was eager to