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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

Nearly 75 Democratic lawmakers support Biden’s LNG pause

Reuters WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) – Nearly 75 U.S. lawmakers from President Joe Biden’s Democratic party on Tuesday praised his pause on approvals of exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, saying it would protect Americans from pollution and potential higher prices. Senators Jeffrey Merkley, Edward Markey and Representative Jared

Senators Seek to Curb Facial Recognition at Airports, Citing Privacy Concerns

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing to add language to the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration that would halt expansion of the technology. New York Times A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to halt the expansion of facial recognition technology at airports in the United States and

$6.9M for Oregon coastal resilience, ecosystem recovery

The World Oregon will receive more than $6.9 million in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to support coastal ecosystem restoration and resilience.  U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced the federal grants, which will be distributed to these Oregon projects:  Oregon

Sen. Merkley speaks at Chemeketa 

Keizer Times Senator Jeff Merkley (OR-D) spoke at Chemeketa Community College’s Salem campus on April 26 about a series of legislation he secured funding for including more than 475 community-initiated projects throughout the state as well as introducing a strengthened version of his End Hedge Fund Control of American Homes Act.