Merkley Statement on Omnibus Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Senate voted on an omnibus spending bill for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018:

“I fought hard for many of the priorities that are reflected in this bill, and I’m proud that this bill will finally deliver resources to fight the opioid epidemic, invest in rural broadband, fix the way we fund fighting wildfires, and more. However, this bill fails in a critical area: It still does nothing to address the 800,000 Dreamers who have been left out in the cold by President Trump. While I have other concerns with the bill, this reason alone is significant enough that I could not support it.”