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

Wyden, Merkley Announce Nearly  $3.8 Million in Federal Funds for Ione 

Morrow County city to receive USDA resources for sewer system Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the city of Ione will receive nearly $3.8 million in federal funds to build a sewer system for the Eastern Oregon town.  “Ensuring Oregon’s rural communities have the infrastructure

Merkley, Sullivan Celebrate Senate Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Vital Importance of the Mekong River, Mekong-United States Partnership

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Alaska’s U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan announced that the Senate has passed their bipartisan resolution bringing awareness to the environmental, humanitarian, and economic issues facing the Mekong River. The Mekong River is vital for the livelihoods of 60 million people throughout Southeast


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), together with Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Peter Welch (D-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Jeanne Shaheen

Merkley Takes a Stand to End Arctic Drilling  

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation to prohibit irresponsible and unacceptable drilling in the Arctic, which puts at risk the health of local ecosystems, communities, and the global environment. The Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2023 would prevent any new or renewed leases for