Author: Lauren Denham

US lawmakers pass Tibet policy bill that questions China’s claims over region

South China Morning Post  A bipartisan bill seeking to counter Beijing’s narrative about China’s control over Tibet and promote dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama is heading to US President Joe Biden’s desk. The House of Representatives voted 391-26 on Wednesday to approve the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act, which

Wyden, Merkley, Hoyle Announce $5.5 Million to OSU for Marine Energy Research

Federal funds for OSU part of $14.7 million overall for Pacific Marine Energy Center consortium Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley with U.S. Representative Val Hoyle today announced that Oregon State University will receive $5.5 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support its Pacific Marine Energy Center operations in Corvallis. 

Bill to Fund Stillbirth Prevention and Research Passes Congress

ProPublica The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that, for the first time, expressly permits states to spend millions of federal dollars on stillbirth prevention. The Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act, which passed the House in mid-May, now goes to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign the

Oregon legislators urge USDA to make more West Coast seafood purchases

Seafood Source A group of U.S. senators and representatives from Oregon are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase government purchases of seafood originating from the West Coast. The USDA made USD 52 million (EUR 48 million) in seafood purchases from the U.S. West Coast in 2022 at the legislators’ urging but, previous

House Passes the WIPPES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2964, the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act. Sponsored by Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI), the bipartisan, bicameral WIPPES Act would require the Federal Trade Commission to create a uniform label for products that have and/or require a “Do

Merkley jostles Oregon to probe source of tainted Crook County wells

Bend Bulletin Dick Zimmerlee spent decades as a rancher, farmer and agriculture consultant. But each day he spends studying the soils and groundwater on his ranch near Prineville, trying to find out why black sludge started clogging pipes and settling in his toilet, his knowledge becomes more akin to an

Sen. Merkley talks federal shop at Klamath County town hall

Herald and News Actions of the Israel and the Netanyahu government in the war with Hamas, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said, qualify as war crimes. “It is an infliction of mass suffering,” Merkley said. “It’s a cascading humanitarian disaster.” The senator described the stories he’d learned during his time on