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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

Senator hosts a healthy town hall debate in Monmouth

Dallas resident Tim Halderman appreciated the opportunity to get face time with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in Monmouth on Sunday, but Halderman wanted Merkley to listen to his proposals for health care reform. “I hope he goes back and comes up with something that keeps the federal government out of

Merkley sponsors breastfeeding bill

Glad to hear that Sen. Jeff Merkley is sponsoring the Breastfeeding Promotion Act at the federal level. It’s based on Oregon’s law that ensures new mothers can express breast milk or breastfeed their infants privately during breaks at their workplace. It’s now widely known that feeding infants breast milk only

Merkley expresses disgust

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) slammed senators on the other side of the aisle for using a “roadmap of rhetoric” that he believes was created to demonize health care reform. Merkley waved a copy of the 28-page memo during a June 10 Senate floor speech, calling it a plan to kill

Editorial: Merkley’s breast-feeding bill should be passed by Congress

There’s a health care reform that Congress can make that won’t cost billions: Support Sen. Jeff Merkley’s bill to ensure women can easily breast-feed or pump milk at work. There is plenty of scientific evidence that breast-feeding is better than formula. Both the American Academy of Pediatricians and the World

Oregon’s Merkley Strengthens Tobacco Control Bill

(PORTLAND, Ore. ONS) – It’s being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U.S. Surgeon General ruled more than 40 years ago that smoking causes lung cancer. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco. The House already passed a similar

In backing breast-feeding bill, Merkley points to health costs

WASHINGTON — Moms in Oregon have the right to breast-feed at work. Now, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., wants to spread that law nationwide. “Why would we not do everything possible to enable our mothers and our babies to benefit from this tremendous, God-blessed nutrient,” Merkley said. “Everything we can