Press Releases

HIRONO, CARTWRIGHT INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN RIGHTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS TO JOIN UNIONS, BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right of public sector employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic protections. “Private

Merkley Pushes for Lowering Costs of Medicare Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by twenty-two other senators, sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee today urging the panel to reform the Medicare Part D prescription drug program as a part of health reform to make it more affordable for seniors and the government.  “The

Merkley to Hold Tillamook and Clatsop County Town Halls

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Tillamook and Clatsop counties on Saturday, August 1. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions about the challenges facing Oregon and America. “Advocating for Oregonians is my number one responsibility,” Merkley said.

Merkley to Hold Wasco and Jefferson County Town Halls

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Wasco and Jefferson counties on Sunday, August 2. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions about the challenges facing Oregon and America. “Advocating for Oregonians is my number one responsibility,” Merkley said.

Merkley, Wyden Announce Nearly $29 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Oregon Forests

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that nearly $29 million in Recovery Act funds will go to facility infrastructure, energy efficiency upgrades, and trail maintenance in Oregon’s forests.  The funding also includes $3 million for the Oregon Youth Employment Initiative. This program puts youth

Merkley Statement on F-22 Program Funding

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Merkley joined 57 members in removing funding for the F-22 program from the National Defense Authorization Act.  The funding would have amounted to $1.75 billion to be used to construct seven additional planes. Senator Merkley issued the following statement on the vote: “As this vote

Merkley Announces Intention to Vote to Confirm Judge Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonya Sotomayor.  His announcement comes after the Judiciary Committee has completed a week of confirmation hearings. “In my conversation with her and again in her testimony before the Judiciary Committee, I

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