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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

Compromise has ‘no value’ to Oregonians, Merkley says

WASHINGTON — Details weren’t available Thursday on the latest Senate health care reform compromise, but that didn’t stop U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., from taking a pre-emptive shot at the deal. Merkley said the proposal to replace a government-run “public option” with the option for people to buy into Medicare

Oregon senators optimistic on Iraq

Oregon’s U.S. senators, in the middle of a two-day trip to Iraq, said Monday that they are optimistic that parliamentary elections still can be held in time to allow the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by August 2010. Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley met with Iraqi officials,

Merkley, Wyden visit Iraq, recognize sense of ‘promise’

WASHINGTON — Despite a recent burst of violence and uncertainty about elections scheduled for January, Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said Monday a sense of “promise” is taking root in Iraq. Wyden and Merkley offered the assessment after the first day of a two-day visit to the country.

Timber companies could use the help – Editorial

It doesn’t make sense for some Oregon timber companies to carry out contracts they have to harvest timber on Bureau of Land Management land. Demand has fallen. Timber prices have fallen. Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, are stepping in to help out. Merkley introduced and Wyden

Merkley bullish, Wyden quiet on latest Senate bill

WASHINGTON — The latest version of the health care reform bill caused a minor role reversal for Oregon’s Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday. Soft-spoken Sen. Jeff Merkley pronounced himself “very pleased” with the bill, unveiled late Wednesday in the Senate, while the normally loquacious Sen. Ron Wyden avoided commenting on