Author: Marcy Sutter

Jackson County Town Hall

Senator Merkley will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America. My office is committed to diversity, inclusion, and fostering full participation for all. While there is no need to RSVP for the town hall, my

Douglas County Town Hall

Senator Merkley will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America. My office is committed to diversity, inclusion, and fostering full participation for all. While there is no need to RSVP for the town hall, my

Merkley Calls on President Biden to Launch “Operation Gaza Rescue”

Senator Jeff Merkley spoke out on the floor of the U.S. Senate, urging President Biden to launch Operation Gaza Rescue—bold, direct action from the United States to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.   Read Senator Merkley’s op-ed in the Oregonian: https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2024/01/merkley-gaza-needs-a-massive-increase-in-humanitarian-aid-immediately-opinion.html Read more about Senator Merkley’s visit to the

Merkley Speaks Out Against Hedge Fund Involvement in Housing Market, Highlights Housing Crisis

Senator Merkley spoke about housing affordability and the grip of hedge funds on our housing market during a Senate Budget Committee hearing titled “A Blueprint for Prosperity: Expanding Housing Affordability” on January 31, 2024. Read more about the End Hedge Fund Control of American Homes Act: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/merkley-smith-lead-bicameral-action-to-ban-hedge-fund-ownership-of-residential-housing/

Merkley Calls for Ceasefire and Massive Increase in Humanitarian Aid for Gaza on U.S. Senate Floor

Senator Merkley spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the need for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and a massive influx of humanitarian aid into Gaza.   Read Senator Merkley’s op-ed in the Oregonian: https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2024/01/merkley-gaza-needs-a-massive-increase-in-humanitarian-aid-immediately-opinion.html   Read more about Senator Merkley’s visit to the Rafah Crossing, Egypt,

My Visit to the Rafah Crossing and the Urgent Need to get Humanitarian Aid into Gaza

This weekend marked 100 days in the Israel-Hamas war. I recently visited the Rafah Crossing and saw first-hand the badly broken system preventing life-saving aid from reaching Palestinians in Gaza. I’ve called for a ceasefire, which is critical to stopping this humanitarian catastrophe. Read my op-ed in the Oregonian: https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2024/01/merkley-gaza-needs-a-massive-increase-in-humanitarian-aid-immediately-opinion.html

23 Accomplishments in 2023

As 2023 wraps up, I’m reflecting on the progress we’ve made for folks across our country—and the work still to do to take on the powerful and deliver for the people. Let’s build on that progress in 2024!

Senator Merkley on the Devastating Impact of Wildfires in Oregon

Senator Merkley spoke about the impact of wildfires on communities in Oregon and the growing threat of climate chaos during a Senate Environment and Public Works hearing titled “The Science of Extreme Event Attribution: How Climate Change is Fueling Severe Weather Events” on November 1, 2023. Watch the full hearing:

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

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