Author: Lauren Denham

Merkley, Wyden announce $5 million in affordable housing for Bend

Central Oregon Daily Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced $5 million for affordable housing in Bend. The City will use this funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead a multi-year project. That project is set to include several organizations and agencies to focus on

Feds send $15M to Warm Springs highway safety projects

OPB Federal lawmakers announced nearly $43 million in funding Tuesday for transportation infrastructure headed to Warm Springs, Salem and Portland, with a third of the money aimed at reshaping a highway running through the Warm Springs Reservation. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Oregon Democrats, cheered $15 million headed

Merkley holds town halls on the South Coast

The World Senator Jeff Merkley made his annual stop for Town Halls along the South Coast this month. On Friday, June 7th, the Senator help events in North Bend and Gold Beach to hear questions from the media and public, and address local concerns. Mayor Jessica Engelke took up emcee

Merkley, Wyden Announce $5 million for Affordable Housing Efforts in Bend

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding the City of Bend a total of $5 million in federal funding to support the city’s efforts to enhance affordable housing accessibility through planning, infrastructure

Co-Chairs of Congressional Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group Lead Letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Regarding Concerns about Sentinel Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program

Letter Text (PDF) WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA-08) and Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), co-chairs of the Congressional Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, led a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin regarding concerns about the Department

Sen. Merkley tackles key issues; Stillbirth Prevention Act next to Biden’s desk

KTVL EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley nears the finish line on helping the country prevent stillbirths. A signature from President Biden is the last hurdle for Merkley’s Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act. Merkley says America is among the countries with the highest stillbirth rates, and his

Senators tell Biden admin to increase pressure on India over Sikh murder plot

Semafor THE SCOOP The State Department should put more pressure on India’s government to punish those behind a failed plot to assassinate a Sikh activist on US soil, a group of Democratic senators argue in a new letter. Citing “credible allegations” of Indian government involvement in the murder plot, the

Merkley, joined by Advocates for Trans Equality, makes Equality Act push

Washington Blade U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) called for passage of the Equality Act during a press conference on Wednesday alongside Advocates for Trans Equality, who were convened on Capitol Hill for the Trans Day of Empowerment lobby day. Instead of freedom and the opportunity to participate fully in society,

Merkley pushes Oregon officials to monitor Crook County wells near mine site

OPB Five people, including one U.S. senator, squeezed into a rural farmhouse bathroom near Prineville, Oregon, on a recent Sunday morning. The group watched intently as the homeowner, Doug Payne, lifted the lid off his toilet tank. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley stooped under the towel rack to get a closer