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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

Provision in health care bill protects nursing mothers

WASHINGTON — Working mothers who still are breastfeeding will get a break — and a place to take it — thanks to a provision that Sen. Jeff Merkley fought to include in the Senate health care bill. The Oregon Democrat said he would be available to help hammer out the

Merkley answers – and asks – questions during town hall meeting

SEASIDE – From health care to campaign finance reform, with a little energy conservation thrown in, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., fielded a variety of questions thrown at him during a town hall meeting in Seaside Saturday. Nearly 50 people attending the town hall at Seaside High School had the

Roseburg VA addresses backlog issue

VA Roseburg Healthcare System officials say the facility has already taken steps to speed up the conducting of physical exams needed by veterans requesting disability benefits in the wake of a federal audit that reported long delays. U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have called for an expedited investigation

Senators Unveil Bill to Ban Banks’ High-Risk Trades

WASHINGTON — Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday echoing calls from the Obama administration to bar taxpayer-insured banks and their affiliates and subsidiaries from engaging in proprietary trading. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) and Carl Levin (D., Mich.), is designed to “make banking boring again,” according to

Merkley, Wyden ask feds for rapid, coordinated effort in drought-stricken Klamath

WASHINGTON – Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden begged the federal government Tuesday for “immediate and coordinated” assistance to help Klamath Basin farmers and the environment cope with a drought of “historic magnitude.” The plea came in a joint letter to three cabinet secretaries whose agencies have direct involvement