Press Releases

Following Horrific Findings at FCI Sheridan, Oregon Lawmakers Demand Federal Bureau of Prisons Address Staffing Shortages and Other Alarming Risks

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s congressional delegation—U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, alongside U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Andrea Salinas, and Val Hoyle — today demanded the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director take swift action to address staffing shortages, inmate medical needs, and other alarming issues that put

Wyden, Merkley Announce NOAA Recommendations for Oregon Fish Passage Projects

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ recommendations for Oregon fish passage projects funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. “Salmon and other native fish are so central to our culture and economies here

Merkley Statement on Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined 67 of his colleagues in voting to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the newest justice on the United States Supreme Court.  After the vote, Merkley issued the following statement: “As as our nation’s first Hispanic Justice, this is a historic confirmation. 

Merkley, Wyden Announce Millions in Recovery Act Funding for Oregon Energy Projects

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the Department of Energy has awarded millions in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create jobs and jump-start energy projects in Oregon.  Projects include the production of the next generation of electric

Merkley Statement on Signing of Healthy Kids Bill

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement to congratulate Oregon leaders on the signing of the Healthy Kids Bill. Merkley, a former speaker of the Oregon House, fought for similar reforms in the state legislature. “Even during tough times, Oregon leaders have found a way to expand

Merkley Cheers News of NOAA Move to Newport

Washington, DC – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that the agency’s Marine Operations Center-Pacific would be moved to Newport starting in 2011.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, who has worked with other members of the delegation, state and local leaders in pushing for this move, applauded the