Press Releases

Merkley, Wyden, Hoyle Urge VA to Build Roseburg Veterans’ Home

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04), urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to urgently prioritize the application and funding for the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) Roseburg Veterans’ Home project in Fiscal Year 2025. Currently, ODVA operates two high-quality,

Merkley, Williams Joint Statement on Momentum for Abolition Amendment Ahead of Juneteenth

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Nikema Williams (D-GA-05) today issued the following statement to mark Juneteenth and the recent progress for their Abolition Amendment—a bipartisan, bicameral resolution that would strike the ‘Slavery Clause’ of the 13th Amendment, a constitutional loophole which allows slavery “as

Merkley, Wyden, Bonamici, Hoyle, Salinas Urge Continued Support for West Coast Fishermen and Oregon’s Seafood Industry

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Val Hoyle (OR-04), and Andrea Salinas (OR-06) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Administrator Bruce Summers, who oversees the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service, calling on the USDA to deliver critical federal support to West Coast fishermen

Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Call to Support Small Cannabis Businesses

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today joined Senate colleagues in calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to allow small cannabis businesses in Oregon and other states that have legalized cannabis sale and use to access Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.  “SBA’s current policy excludes from

Wyden, Merkley Announce National Trail Designation for Banks-Vernonia State Trail 

WASHINGTON D.C.—Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the designation of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail to the National Trails System. The newly designated trail joins a network of more than 1,300 existing national recreation trails, which can be found in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  

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