Category: Press Releases

Merkley to Chair Hearing Examining Beverage Container Waste

Chairman Continues Series of Hearings Investigating Plastic Production and Pollution  Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 am Eastern, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will chair a subcommittee hearing to explore options to improve the domestic collection of single-use beverage containers, such as Oregon’s deposit return bottle program.

Merkley’s SAFER Banking Act Clears Key Hurdle; Heads to Senate Floor

Senator Reiterates Commitment to Supporting Restorative Justice Provisions on the Floor WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act – legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses have access to critical banking and financial services – cleared a key hurdle

Merkley, Wyden Announce Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Bill Passes Senate Committee

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Act cleared a major hurdle by passing out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The critical legislation would reauthorize the Deschutes River Conservancy’s (DRC) eligibility to receive federal funding for water quality and conservation projects—efforts critical

Merkley Applauds Federal Agency Rejecting Proposal to Bet on US Congressional Elections

Senator Led Colleagues in Urging CFTC to Reject KalshiEX LLC’s Congressional Control Contracts Proposal Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley applauded the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) for rejecting a proposal by a private prediction market operator that would have allowed for legal gambling on U.S. elections

Merkley Announces $15 Million for the Opal Creek Promise

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that Business Oregon and the U.S. Forest Service have signed an agreement to fund the full $15 million Opal Creek Promise.   “This funding has been nearly thirty years in the making and is a major achievement for Marion County and

Merkley, Wyden Announce $1.3 Million for Migratory Bird Habitat 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is awarding Ducks Unlimited $1.3 million for habitat conservation for wetland migratory birds in the Lake County Closed Basin Project Area. Given its location as a stopover in the