Press Releases

During Pride Month, Wyden, Merkley Join Resolution Apologizing for Government Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Civil Servants, Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they are co-sponsoring a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals who have served the nation in the uniformed services, as civil servants, or in the Foreign Service. “Even as millions celebrate Pride

Merkley Pushes Obama Administration to Streamline Foreclosure Assistance, Provide Report on TARP Funds used for Mortgage Modification

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Wednesday to implement several improvements to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) to make mortgage modifications simpler and speedier for borrowers and counselors.    “We’ve done a lot to help Wall

Merkley, Oregonians Discuss Broken Health Care System

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley led a healthcare roundtable with Oregonians today to highlight the many problems with our health care system and discuss ideas for fixing it. “The stories I heard today are all too common in Oregon and across the country,” Merkley said. “Our health care system

Senate Approves More than $8 Million for Oregon Infrastructure Projects

Washington D.C. – Working to improve Oregon’s roads and bridges U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced today that the Senate approved nearly $8 million for infrastructure and job creation throughout Oregon as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Senate Appropriations bill.  These funds will

Merkley, Southern Oregonians Discuss Broken Health Care System

Medford – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley led a health care roundtable with Southern Oregonians today to highlight the many problems with our health care system and discuss ideas for fixing it. “The stories I heard today are all too common in Oregon and across the country,” Merkley said. “Our health

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