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

Tongue Point Jobs Corps Center

Jeff recognizes the important role workforce training programs play in communities and those they serve. That’s why it’s a priority for Jeff and his team to support these organizations as they navigate red tape from federal agencies, and to protect their workers from devastating closures. After a Department of Labor proposal

Klamath Basin Restoration Projects

Jeff understands that Klamath Basin water issues are complex, and require a comprehensive, all-hands-on-deck approach. That’s why he has worked with the Klamath community to help work toward short- and long-term solutions to water resource challenges. Klamath Basin restoration projects have now begun after Jeff secured $11.6 million in federal

Connie Kay

Jeff knows that America’s health care system is complex and can be stressful, and so always works to lend a helping hand to resolve such issues. Oregonian Connie Kay received a Medicare bill for nearly $2,000 after requiring medical treatment following an accident. She was certain that she did not

Sarah Moehrke

Jeff has long said that health care is a right, and not a privilege. He works to bring the best possible coverage to all Oregonians, and help people like Sarah Moehrke, an AmeriCorps volunteer in Florence, overcome the many obstacles along the way. Sarah and six of her colleagues were

Supporting Education

Jeff is committed to making education in Oregon a priority, and to helping communities around Oregon realize their education goals. In February of 2019, the Southwest Oregon Community College (SWOCC) contacted Jeff for help with their efforts to begin construction of a new Health and Science Technology Building. SWOCC’s President, Dr.

Standing Up for Oregon Farmers

Jeff understands that climate change has a great impact on Oregon farmers. This is especially the case for areas of Eastern Oregon, which have been exceedingly dry in recent years. That is why Jeff, as ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Agriculture, pushed for funding for the Resilient