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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

Merkley’s first year in Congress sees changes

WASHINGTON — Like all rookies on the Senate’s big stage, Jeff Merkley has been making constant adjustments since arriving in Washington eight months ago. He’s had to decide when to stand up and when to stay low, whom to trust and how to budget his time — all while competing

Merkley town hall is focused on health care

Retired emergency room physician Craig Miller sat in the bleachers in the Summit High School gym in Bend on Tuesday night, waiting for the start of U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s town hall and holding a hand-lettered sign. “Please respect others,” Miller’s sign read, with a smiley face scrawled in the

Merkley urges health care solution

Democrat Jeff Merkley, completing his eighth month as a U.S. senator from Oregon, said resolving health care and revamping energy policies go hand in hand with reviving the nation’s economy. “We are not going to put our economy back into a competitive position if we do not figure out our

Credit card reform helps economy

Imagine signing a contract with a bank for a loan, but the bank is allowed to increase your interest rate at any time for any reason, charge you late fees even if your payment is on time and divert payments away from high interest balances so that you can never

Merkley cheers news of marine agency’s move to Newport

WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that the agency’s Marine Operations Center-Pacific would be moved to Newport starting in 2011. Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, who has worked with other members of the delegation, state and local leaders in pushing for this move, applauded the choice.

Merkley-backed energy bill aims to give local help

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana introduced a bill Tuesday to help homeowners and business owners save energy and cut energy bills. The Clean Energy for Homes and Buildings Act will make low-interest loans available for energy-efficient building upgrades and