Category: In the News

Merkley Monthly: Investing in Oregon’s ports

Tillamook Headlight Herald Oregon’s ports are not only vital for our state—they’re critical to America.   Just think back to the pandemic, when dozens of container ships had to wait to dock off the West Coast and Americans across the country felt the effects. Importance of the ports Fertilizer, furniture,

Wyden, Merkley secure millions in funding for Washington County community projects

Beaverton Valley Times More community-project funding is making its way to Washington County — courtesy of the 2024 spending bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden. Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced Wednesday, March 27, that they secured a number of investments for essential initiatives, including

Funding For Central OR Projects In Federal Budget Bills

KBND BEND, OR — The appropriations package passed by Congress over the weekend, averting a threatened partial government shutdown, includes funding for Central Oregon projects.  U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) told KBND News last week, a primary focus is on mental and behavioral health programs, “You have the St. Charles Health

$2M to La Clinica for Acute Care Center Expansion

KOBI JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —$2 million in Federal funding was given to La Clinica for its Acute Care Center Expansion Project. Senator Jeff Merkley says this money will go to improve access to urgent care services for close to 80,000 low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents of Jackson County. CEO of

Astoria to receive $1.8 million for waterline project

The Astorian Astoria will receive $1.8 million in federal funding for the replacement of a nearly 100-year-old waterline on Irving Avenue. The funding, backed by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, is part of a spending package approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden this month. Merkley and

U.S. Bans the Last Type of Asbestos Still in Use

New York Times The United States joins more than 50 other countries that have banned the deadly carcinogen, although the phaseout will take more than a decade. The Biden administration on Monday finalized a ban on the only type of asbestos still used in the United States, the first time

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