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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

A path to independence

Every president since Richard Nixon has embraced the goal of energy independence for the United States. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley has prepared a plan for actually achieving that goal by 2030. It’s likely that elements of the plan are overly ambitious, or could be implemented only at unacceptable economic or

Merkley hopes to put his stamp on energy policy

Sen. Jeff Merkley has positioned himself to play a potentially pivotal role on clean-energy legislation that Senate Democrats hope to consider this summer. The caucus will meet privately today to consider what course to take to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, which environmentalists say is having a global

Merkley pitches plan to curb oil use, draws Reid’s eye

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is seeking a leading role in Senate efforts to cobble together a broad energy package for consideration on the floor this summer. The freshman senator on Monday used a speech at the Center for American Progress – a prominent liberal think tank with White House ties

Families, senator want laws to curb food-borne illnesses

PORTLAND, Ore. – The public finds out about food recalls after people get sick, but some Oregon families are hoping to change the laws to stop outbreaks before they happen. The families are working with Oregon’s Sen. Jeff Merkley on promoting a bill in Congress, and they met with him

Senate directs $10 million to help drought-stricken farmers in Klamath Basin

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday approved $10 million to help farmers in the drought-stricken Klamath Basin, an unlikely burst of good news to a struggling region that has endured a shortage of water and hope for months. The effort was orchestrated primarily by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., who found