Press Releases

Merkley, Wyden: $500,000 to Harney Country for Brownfield Cleanup

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Harney County has received $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up hazardous materials at the two-acre former Lincoln School site in Burns.   “This funding is a major win for Harney County’s natural resources,

Merkley Statement on Ceasefire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today released the following statement regarding the Israel-Hamas war. In his statement, the Senator calls for a ceasefire, to include the immediate cessation of hostilities by both sides. He also notes that a ceasefire will not endure unless the ceasefire and the

Welch and Colleagues Urge USDA and USAID to Provide Food Aid to Palestinians in Gaza

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Agency for

Salinas, Merkley Bill to Amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act Passes House

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, November 8, U.S. Representative Andrea Salinas (OR-06) successfully passed her first piece of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Salinas in March, amends the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to restore the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s right