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, Wyden Announce $93 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Oregon Schools

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the Department of Education has awarded over $93 million in Title I funding to Oregon schools as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Title I funding is used to provide at-risk and low-achieving

Merkley: Oregon Leading the Way in Clean Energy Economy

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s commitment to clean energy took him to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany today where he learned about the facility’s research including its techniques for minimizing the environmental impact of fossil fuels and producing sustainable energy. “This cutting edge

Merkley: House Vote on Clean Energy Jobs Bill Paves the Way for Senate Action

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed groundbreaking legislation to rebuild the economy around clean energy and to directly address the looming threat of global warming.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the vote:

Wyden, Merkley Seek Molalla River Protection

Washington, D.C. – Bringing to fruition years of work from the Molalla community to preserve their namesake river, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced the Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2009, which is a companion bill to legislation introduced in the House of

Merkley, Wyden Announce $81 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Oregon Transportation

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the Department of Transportation has awarded over $81 million for public transit repair, maintenance, and equipment in Lane, Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Polk, Marion, and Deschutes counties as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The

en_USEnglish