Press Releases

Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Call to Strengthen Federal Pell Grant Program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today joined Senate colleagues in calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to secure funding for the Pell Grant program for Fiscal Year 2025.  In the letter, the senators request a discretionary increase to the award as Congress works towards doubling the Pell

Merkley, Wyden Tout $9.8 Million Coming to Oregon for Brownfield Cleanup

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced $9,806,847 is coming to the state from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support cleanup projects at brownfields sites, land that has been previously polluted or contaminated. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Merkley and Wyden championed, added

Wyden, Merkley Announce $5.5 Million to Replace Aging Water Infrastructure in Oregon

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today that Oregon will receive $5.5 million in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to replace aging water delivery infrastructure in communities across Oregon. “Access to reliable and safe water is essential for communities to thrive in rural and

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $3.6 Million for the Tualatin Mountain Forest Project 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is awarding $3.63 million to further support the Tualatin Mountain Forest Project through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Legacy Program.  This new federal funding builds off of the $10 million foundation Merkley and Wyden announced

Wyden, Merkley Praise Passage of Bill Honoring Dustoff Crews from the Vietnam War

Legislation co-sponsored by Oregon senators means Oregon City veteran Gary Hagen, 72, will receive Congressional Gold Medal; Four Oregonians to earn this congressional honor posthumously Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today welcomed the Senate passage of legislation they cosponsored to award a collective Congressional Gold Medal

Merkley: TSA’s Facial Recognition Regime Continues to Lack Proper Congressional Oversight

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today issued the following statement after the Senate voted last night to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act without a vote on his amendment to address the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) use of facial recognition technology: “Facial surveillance creates the