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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

Report From the Rafah Crossing: An Interview With Jeff Merkley

The Nation Jeff Merkley is a progressive Democrat who has represented Oregon in the Senate since 2009. This interview has been edited and condensed. The full audio and transcript can be found at the Start Making Sense podcast. Jon Wiener: Recently you went to the Rafah border crossing, between Gaza and Egypt—it’s one

Over $1.2 million heading to Oregon non-profit for electric vehicle accessibility

The World Recently, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced a total of $1,269,225 is coming to Oregon to support electric vehicle deployment through promoting innovative ways to finance EV purchasing for underserved populations. The funding is coming from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Office of Energy

Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge gets $200 million

Columbia Gorge News THE GORGE — On Jan. 22, the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge replacement project received a large influx of funds to the tune of $200 million. The funds came by way of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s INFRA (Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight & Highway Projects program) grant. The

Sen. Merkley: Border Bill failed due to Republicans playing politics

KVAL EUGENE, Ore. — Senate Republicans blocked a bill, in the works for weeks, that would combine tens of billions of dollars in aid for Ukraine and Israel together with border security measures. The agreement fell short of the 60 votes needed, but it may’ve been expected as most republicans had