Author: Kate Bellino

Merkley, Wyden Announce Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Bill Passes Senate Committee

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Act cleared a major hurdle by passing out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The critical legislation would reauthorize the Deschutes River Conservancy’s (DRC) eligibility to receive federal funding for water quality and conservation projects—efforts critical

Merkley on Introduction of SAFER Banking Act; Commitment to Restorative Justice Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley – the lead sponsor of legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses would have access to critical banking and financial services – issued the following statement after introducing updated bipartisan legislation, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act: “Forcing

Merkley Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Create African Diaspora Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined fellow committee member, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in the introduction of a bill authorizing the formal designation of a national African Diaspora Heritage Month. The legislation would cement this celebration by recognizing and reaffirming the significant

Merkley, King, Huffman Introduce Legislation to Restore Critical Kelp Forests

The Help Our Kelp Act would improve habitats for the marine life that fuels coastal economies Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King teamed up with Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) to introduce the bicameral Help Our Kelp Act. Over the last 50 years,