Press Releases

Merkley Statement on the Passing of Peter Courtney

Portland, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement on the passing of former Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney: “I join the many Oregonians who are grieving this loss of Peter Courtney—a true force of nature whose larger-than-life personality was only matched by his work ethic. “Throughout his remarkable,

Merkley Announces Committee Action to Invest in Oregon Agriculture and Support Veterans  

Funding included in fiscal year 2025 government funding bills champion programs and projects to support rural communities, family farms, and veterans’ services  Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced he secured critical investments in Oregon agriculture, rural housing, food assistance, rural


Salem, OR – Today, U.S. Representative Andrea Salinas (OR-06), along with Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), announced that the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has unanimously agreed to finance the construction of several new long-duration battery storage production lines at ESS Inc.’s Wilsonville facility. This $50

Merkley, Hoyle lead Oregon Delegation, Governor Kotek in Announcing a Secured Five-Year Commitment to State’s Western Wildfire Response 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Val Hoyle—along with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Andrea Salinas, and Lori Chavez-DeRemer—and Oregon Governor Tina Kotek announce today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Forest Protective

Rep. Stansbury, Sen. Merkley Lead Letter To FEMA Urging Critical Policy Changes

Reps. Blumenauer, Garcia, and Neguse co-lead letter on extreme heat, wildfire smoke effects WASHINGTON – Rep. Melanie Stansbury (NM-01) led a bicameral letter with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to use all available resources to respond to the threats of extreme heat and wildfire smoke facing