Responding to and Recovering from Wildfire and Drought

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:

Merkley, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Increase Flexibility, Improve Innovative Irrigation Modernization Program

Bipartisan bill to reduce red tape in Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Watershed Improvement Program Washington D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) in introducing the Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Communities Act. This bipartisan bill aims to help American agriculture and communities become