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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

Bill could boost mass timber products in federal projects

Rogue Valley Times A bipartisan bill would promote the use of mass timber in federal building projects and military construction, which could create jobs, reduce wildfire risk and promote forest health. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced the introduction of the legislation on April 17. “With the

Merkley visits Dallas on town hall tour

Oregon senator touts local programs paid with federal funds Polk County Itemizer-Observer Dallas was one of three barnstorming stops in one day, April 26 providing follow through on Sen. Jeff Merkley’s promise to attend a town hall in each Oregon County every year. The town hall gives Merkley opportunities to

Biden Faces Pressure to Lead on Combating Plastics Pollution

Bloomberg Government The Biden administration has come up short in advocating meaningful steps in international talks toward curbing harmful plastic pollution, a leading Senate Democrat says. The government, led by the State Department in talks with other countries to develop a legally binding agreement on plastic pollution before the end

Wyden, Merkley Announce $345,000 for Klamath Falls Recycled Water Supply

Gorge News Center Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that Klamath Falls will receive $345,000 in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to help conserve groundwater and increase supply of recycled potable water. “Rural communities in Oregon depend on water for everything from

Sen. Merkley holds town halls in Bend and Madras Sunday

Central Oregon Daily Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley visits Central Oregon holding two town halls on Sunday. The public was invited to attend the town halls taking place in both Bend and Madras. Senator Merkley took questions from the packed room at COCC, discussing a wide range of topics from