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 Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Wilderness Areas

Washington, DC – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has co-sponsored legislation to protect some of Oregon’s most scenic natural areas while helping boost local tourism and increase recreation opportunities.  The legislation would expand the protection of the Oregon Caves National Monument and some of Oregon’s ancient old growth forest situated along

Merkley Announces Pendleton Office Phone Number

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced his Pendleton office’s phone number today.    The number is 541-278-1129. The Pendleton office opened earlier this month. It will serve Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties. Elizabeth Scheeler of Pendleton will staff the office and frequently meet

Merkley Applauds Recovery Funds Heading To Oregon

Portland – Senator Jeff Merkley applauded new funding today from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for projects in Benton, Jackson and Umatilla counties and the Tri-County area. U.S. Department of Agriculture Funding The Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center in Pendleton will receive $150,000 for replacement of a roofing system

Merkley: Clean Water Bill to Restore Common Sense Approach to Waterway Protection

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined his colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in approving legislation to protect American waterways and restore the principles of the original Clean Water Act of 1972.  Senator Merkley was an original cosponsor of the Clean Water Restoration Act and

Merkley to Hold Metro Area and Willamette Valley Town Halls

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Multnomah, Clackamas, Polk, Linn and Marion counties in late June. 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,”