Author: Molly Prescott

Merkley, Crapo Amendment to Boost Innovative Watershed Improvements and Irrigation Modernization Projects Passes Key Senate Vote

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Idaho’s Senator Mike Crapo announce today their bipartisan amendment to significantly boost investments for multi-benefit projects under the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) program, including watershed improvements and irrigation modernization projects, passed the full Senate. Clearing this key hurdle means the amendment will be included in the FY24 Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food

Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues Urging the FCC to Improve Access to Local Journalism

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined colleagues in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve access to local media on streaming platforms. Current law and FCC rules state that traditional cable and satellite networks must work directly with a local television station before broadcasting local