Affordable, Accessible Health Care for All

Merkley, Colleagues Push to Increase Nursing Education and Workforce Support 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with U.S. Senators Peter Welch (D-VT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Alex Padilla (D-CA), introduced the bicameral Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN)

Merkley, Colleagues: Ban Menthol Cigarettes Now

Senators: “Simply put, delays in finalizing these rules will only bring more addiction and death.” Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), led 22 senators in a letter to the

Merkley Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Workers’ Physical and Behavioral Health in Commercial Fishing Industry 

Legislation would expand life-saving safety training and research grant opportunities for Oregon’s commercial fishing industry WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) in the introduction of the Fishing Industry Safety, Health, and Wellness Improvement (FISH Wellness) Act, bipartisan

Rep. Porter, Sen. Merkley Reintroduce Bill to Protect Americans from Medical Debt

Legislation would shield patients’ credit scores from medical debt WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) reintroduced bicameral legislation to protect patients from the long-term financial harms of high health care costs. Despite medical debt being an unreliable indicator of creditworthiness, it appears on the credit reports of

Merkley, Cassidy Bill to Address Silent Stillbirth Crisis Unanimously Passes the Senate

Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation by Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Louisiana’s U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. has unanimously passed the Senate. The Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act will help bring down the shockingly high rate of stillbirths and maternal mortality in the United States by opening up more