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Merkley Monthly: Investing in Oregon’s ports

Tillamook Headlight Herald Oregon’s ports are not only vital for our state—they’re critical to America.   Just think back to the pandemic, when dozens of container ships had to wait to dock off the West Coast and Americans across the country felt the effects. Importance of the ports Fertilizer, furniture,

Wyden, Merkley secure millions in funding for Washington County community projects

Beaverton Valley Times More community-project funding is making its way to Washington County — courtesy of the 2024 spending bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden. Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced Wednesday, March 27, that they secured a number of investments for essential initiatives, including

Democrats Warn US Trade Bank on Backing Bahrain Oil Drilling

Bloomberg Congressional Democrats are making a last-ditch appeal to leaders of the US Export-Import Bank before a critical vote Thursday, warning the agency its plan to underwrite oil drilling in Bahrain would undercut global efforts to fight climate change. “The world is in the midst of a climate crisis that is already

Some Senators say aid to Israel violates law

WBUR A handful of Democrats and an independent senator are calling on President Biden to stop giving offensive weapons to Israel until Israel lets in more humanitarian aid to Gaza. In a letter, they argue that giving certain weapons to Israel violates U.S. law because the U.S. “should not provide military assistance

Blumenauer, Wyden, Merkley Announce Nearly Half a Billion for Albina Vision

Skanner On March 8 Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced the Department of Transportation is awarding $450,000,000 in federal funding for the I-5 Rose Quarter improvement project. The funding will go toward the construction of a highway cover over a portion of I-5, reconnecting the Lower Albina