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Biden Faces Pressure to Lead on Combating Plastics Pollution

Bloomberg Government The Biden administration has come up short in advocating meaningful steps in international talks toward curbing harmful plastic pollution, a leading Senate Democrat says. The government, led by the State Department in talks with other countries to develop a legally binding agreement on plastic pollution before the end

Wyden, Merkley Announce $345,000 for Klamath Falls Recycled Water Supply

Gorge News Center Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that Klamath Falls will receive $345,000 in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to help conserve groundwater and increase supply of recycled potable water. “Rural communities in Oregon depend on water for everything from

Senator Merkley Town Hall – Community Outreach Opportunity Covers Range of Topics

Tillamook County Pioneer Senator Jeff Merkley was in Tillamook last Saturday April 6, for his 544th Town Hall since taking office in 2009. The “roots and boots” senator faced questions regarding Tillamook health care, mental health, housing, substance abuse, the air hangar/museum, rural area barriers to federal infrastructure funds and

Senator Merkley addresses housing, Palestine conflict in Corvallis town hall

The Daily Barometer United States Sen. Jeff Merkley ended his town hall tour with a stop in Corvallis, where he stressed affordable housing efforts and actions regarding the Palestine and Israel conflict. The Corvallis community raised key concerns on a number of issues, touching on methane emissions, the potential expansion

SENATORS: FIVE OREGON AIRPORTS SECURE FEDERAL AID

KQEN On Tuesday, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that airports in Lake, Columbia, Deschutes, Linn and Wasco counties have secured a total of more than $1.4 million in federal grants for construction, infrastructure rehabilitation and more. Wyden said, “Oregonians count on local airports in their communities for jobs,

$90 million coming to Oregon for drinking water, wastewater infrastructure

KOBI WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over $90 million in federal money is coming to Oregon to fund safe drinking water projects as well as to strengthen wastewater and storm water infrastructure. The announce came from Oregon U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden Friday. The state representatives say the funding, which

‘Do More’: Senators Urge Joe Biden To Surge Medical Supplies For Gaza

The five Democrats demanded airlifts to hospitals, Navy hospital ships and Israeli guarantees to stop attacking medics, in a letter shared exclusively with HuffPost. Huffpost Five Democratic senators doubled down on demands for President Joe Biden to more aggressively address “the medical crisis” in Gaza, by deploying added U.S. support and pushing

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