Press Releases

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

Merkley’s Bipartisan Bill Supporting Tibetan Self-Determination Now Law

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today announced his bipartisan bill—the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act—has been signed into law. Merkey’s bill, which he co-authored with Indiana’s U.S. Senator Todd Young, supports Tibetan self-determination and promotes dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and

Cardin, Coons, Van Hollen, Merkley Call on State Department to Prioritize Human Rights in U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Relationship

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Secretary Antony Blinken urging him to ensure the State Department addresses mounting human rights concerns and fully integrates human rights priorities into the

Merkley Champions Legislation to Repeal the Comstock Act 

The Stop Comstock Act would repeal the 1873 law that could be misused to ban abortion nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C.— Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined a bill led by U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) to repeal an arcane 1873 law, called the Comstock Act, that Republicans and anti-choice extremists want to misuse to ban medication abortion nationwide. Comstock

Merkley, Wyden Announce $5 million for Affordable Housing Efforts in Bend

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding the City of Bend a total of $5 million in federal funding to support the city’s efforts to enhance affordable housing accessibility through planning, infrastructure

Merkley, Wyden, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Salinas: Nearly $43 Million Coming to Portland, Warm Springs, and Salem for Critical Transportation Improvements

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Andrea Salinas (OR-06), announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is awarding nearly $43 million in federal funding from its Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity