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US Senate unanimously passes bill urging China to resolve Tibet dispute

Radio Free Asia The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill urging the Chinese government to engage in dialogue with the Dalai Lama or Tibetan leaders, without any preconditions, to resolve the China-Tibet dispute. The bipartisan Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act notes that the dispute between Tibet

Senator Jeff Merkley holds townhall in Arlington

Times Journal Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley swept through Eastern Oregon on a three-day tour, holding townhalls in nine counties. Starting on Friday, May 17, Oregon’s junior Senator started his townhall tour in Malheur County, and then went to Harney, and Grant County. On Saturday, Merkley held townhalls in Baker County,

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley holds town hall meeting in Seneca

Blue Mountain Eagle PRAIRIE CITY — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., met with Grant County residents at Seneca School on Friday, May 17, to respond to questions, discuss issues of local concern and share his recent funding accomplishments for the region. The town hall was held in the school’s gymnasium

Merkley visits Ardenwald, promotes heart health

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley visited Ardenwald Elementary last month to talk about healthy lifestyles and watch students take part in an annual American Heart Association education program. And while the senator didn’t pick up a jump rope himself, he told students he has been known to do some occasional rollerblading.

Bill Aims to Protect Homeowners in Service

WASHINGTON — Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Friday in an effort to strengthen mortgage protections for servicemembers once they return home from duty. The Protecting Servicemembers from Mortgage and Abuse Act of 2011 will help protect members of the military from mortgage abuses by encouraging financial

Merkley asks Obama to release oil from petroleum reserve

Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has joined five other senators asking President Obama to take steps that might hold down the price of gasoline. Merkley, a Portland Democrat, joined Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Barbara Boxer of California, Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kirsten

Fight for timber funds continues, Merkley tells crowd at town hall

Getting timber payments into President Barack Obama’s proposed budget is a good first step, but the fight’s not over, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., told people who gathered Saturday at North Bend City Hall. Obama’s inclusion of $328 million for the first five years is a ‘small step,” Merkley said.The fight

Merkley talks jobs at town hall

Jobs, jobs, jobs. In one form or another, that was the key talking point Sunday afternoon during a Town Hall meeting with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley at the Albany Senior Center. More than 50 people from Albany, Corvallis, Springfield and Eugene came to question and hear from the former five-term

Merkley swings through valley

With no set theme, the topics covered in Sen. Jeff Merkley’s Sunday afternoon town hall meeting included renewable energy, the housing market,  the war in Afghanistan and the rising cost of higher education. The hour-long town hall, which took place on the second floor of the Benton County Historical Society

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