Press Releases

Wyden, Merkley Announce $47.7 Million in Secure Rural Schools Funds to Oregon Counties

Oregon receives the most SRS funds of any state in the country Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that 30 Oregon counties will receive more than $47.7 million in federal payments under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) for schools and road maintenance, youth

Merkley Announces Eight Additional April Town Halls 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today he will be closing out April with eight in-person town halls: Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties on Friday, April 26; Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River counties on Saturday, April 27; and Deschutes and Jefferson counties on Sunday, April 28. The events

Merkley and Wyden Announce Big Investments Secured for Oregon Families and Rural Communities in Final 2024 Funding Package

Federal funding included in the second FY24 minibus appropriations package champions investments across the state in affordable health care, manufacturing, enhanced emergency response coordination, and more. Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced major investments for Oregon to expand access toaffordable, quality health care and

Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Celebrate 14 Years Since Passage of the Affordable Care Act

Oregon senators contrast the record enrollment and success of ACA with Senate Republicans’ disastrous attempts to repeal the landmark law Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today joined Senate Democrats in celebrating the upcoming 14th anniversary this Saturday of the Affordable Care Act’s passage.  Senate Democrats are touting

Wyden, Merkley Announce $1.29 Million Federal Investment in Bend Municipal Airport

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced a federal investment of $1.29 million for Bend Municipal Airport toward construction of a new air traffic control tower.    “Bend Municipal Airport is an important part of Central Oregon’s robust, local economy,” Wyden said. “It’s a gateway to expansion for small

Sen. Merkley, Rep. Meeks Issue Statement Calling for Further U.S. Action to Support Rohingya on the Second Anniversary of the Determination of Genocide

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY-05), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) — a member of both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee — issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the Rohingya genocide determination and called on the

en_USEnglish