Press Releases

Merkley, Markey Urge No Federal Support for Commercial Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Massachusetts’ U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey, Senate co-chairs of the Congressional Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, expressed their concern about companies seeking to build commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in the United States. The Senators urge U.S. Secretary

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,

U.S. Senate Passes Jobs Bill with Bipartisan Majority

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined 67 of his colleagues Wednesday to pass legislation designed to create jobs.  The HIRE Act provides small businesses with tax cuts to hire new workers and invests in the nation’s infrastructure to put Americans to work.

Merkley Statement on Financial Reform Legislation

Today, Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, released new legislation to crack down on Wall Street abuses and reform our financial system.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement:

Merkley to Hold Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook County Town Halls

Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties next week. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America. “Advocating for Oregonians

BLM Contract Extension Passes U.S. Senate

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, which incorporated the Forest Harvest Opportunity Act by amendment.  Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden introduced the Forest Harvest Opportunity Act in November 2009 to help timber companies remain competitive and sustain economic growth. The Forest

Merkley Introduces Bill to Create Jobs and Lower Energy Costs for Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation today to create jobs and lower energy bills for families and small businesses in rural communities by promoting energy-saving home renovations.  The Rural Energy Savings Program would assist rural electric co-ops in offering “on-bill” financing to their customers, allowing families and