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Bend awarded $5 million federal grant to fuel affordable housing production

Bend Bulletin The city of Bend has received a $5 million grant intended to kickstart affordable housing supply, the federal government announced Wednesday. Awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grant set the course for the city to identify and address policies that slow affordable housing

Wyden, Merkley, colleagues call on Postal Service to prepare for November election

KTVZ WASHINGTON (KTVZ) — Senator Ron Wyden said Thursday he is leading Senate colleagues including fellow Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley in calling on Postmaster General DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service to share their plans to accommodate high volumes of mail expected in the upcoming 2024 general election in Oregon and nationwide.

Merkley Champions Legislation to Repeal the Comstock Act

The Skanner Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined a bill led by U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) to repeal an arcane 1873 law, called the Comstock Act, that Republicans and anti-choice extremists want to misuse to ban medication abortion nationwide. Comstock has been cited recently by U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas

Merkley, Wyden announce $5 million in affordable housing for Bend

Central Oregon Daily Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced $5 million for affordable housing in Bend. The City will use this funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead a multi-year project. That project is set to include several organizations and agencies to focus on

Feds send $15M to Warm Springs highway safety projects

OPB Federal lawmakers announced nearly $43 million in funding Tuesday for transportation infrastructure headed to Warm Springs, Salem and Portland, with a third of the money aimed at reshaping a highway running through the Warm Springs Reservation. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Oregon Democrats, cheered $15 million headed

Merkley holds town halls on the South Coast

The World Senator Jeff Merkley made his annual stop for Town Halls along the South Coast this month. On Friday, June 7th, the Senator help events in North Bend and Gold Beach to hear questions from the media and public, and address local concerns. Mayor Jessica Engelke took up emcee

Sen. Merkley tackles key issues; Stillbirth Prevention Act next to Biden’s desk

KTVL EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley nears the finish line on helping the country prevent stillbirths. A signature from President Biden is the last hurdle for Merkley’s Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act. Merkley says America is among the countries with the highest stillbirth rates, and his

Senators tell Biden admin to increase pressure on India over Sikh murder plot

Semafor THE SCOOP The State Department should put more pressure on India’s government to punish those behind a failed plot to assassinate a Sikh activist on US soil, a group of Democratic senators argue in a new letter. Citing “credible allegations” of Indian government involvement in the murder plot, the