Press Releases

Merkley, Wyden, Hoyle Urge VA to Build Roseburg Veterans’ Home

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04), urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to urgently prioritize the application and funding for the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) Roseburg Veterans’ Home project in Fiscal Year 2025. Currently, ODVA operates two high-quality,

Senators: Reimbursement Fix Should Be Part of Medicare Buy-In

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Mark Udall (N.M.), Tom Udall (N.M.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Merkley Applauds President Obama’s Plan to Create Jobs by Making Homes Energy Efficient

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s remarks Tuesday at the Brookings Institute about creating American jobs:  “Today, President Obama advocated for new job creation strategies to help families still suffering from unemployment and strengthen our economy.  One of the

Merkley Statement on EPA’s Greenhouse Gases Declaration

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that global warming pollution is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare and will be subject to mandatory regulation under the Clean Air Act: “As world leaders begin to gather

Federal Economic Recovery Money will Help Boardman Create New Jobs and Opportunity

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley applauded today’s announcement that ZeaChem, Inc. in Boardman will receive a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. ZeaChem will use the funds to build a biorefinery which will use purpose-grown hybrid poplar trees to produce fuel-grade cellulosic ethanol using hybrid