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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, Huffman Lead 30+ Senate & House Colleagues to Urge Biden Administration to Embrace Strong Action, Combat Plastic Pollution 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) led their colleagues today in a letter to encourage U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to push for decisive measures in addressing plastic production at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC)’s current session next month. The lawmakers

Oregon Delegation Pushes for Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Ice Storms

Washington, D.C. — Oregon’s Congressional delegation—U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. House of Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Val Hoyle, Andrea Salinas, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, and Cliff Bentz—wrote a letter today to the White House urging approval of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal

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