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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

Senators seek to halt foreclosures

A group of Democratic senators are calling for JPMorgan Chase and Ally Financial to halt their foreclosure operations just hours after Bank of America, the country’s largest bank holding company, announced it would freeze its foreclosures in all 50 states indefinitely. Bank of America’s decision Friday came on the heels

Merkley calls for investigation against Ally Financial

It was only time before the handling of foreclosures by loan providers made it to the political arena. And it looks like U.S Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., will be leading the push. Merkley sent a letter today to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban

US Lawmaker Asks Administration To Investigate Mortgage Lenders

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) on Monday urged the Obama administration to start an independent investigation of Ally Financial and other servicers of home mortgages after the discovery that many foreclosure documents had not been properly reviewed. “I urge you to jointly appoint an independent investigator to examine

To fix economy, put middle class first

It’s easy to miss between all the cable news diatribes and political posturing, but there are real philosophical differences in how Democrats and Republicans believe we can produce prosperity. My fellow Democrats and I believe the middle class drives our economy — when middle-class families do well, America does well.

Merkley visits, talks with residents

A new Coos Historical & Maritime Center will be key to developing the Coos Bay-North Bend waterfont, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said Saturday. Merkley, who visited Coos County over the Labor Day weekend, spoke at the dedication of the museum site. After being led in by the Marshfield High School