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

Wyden, Merkley Announce $6.8 Million for Deschutes National Forest

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced today that the Deschutes National Forest will receive $6.825 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve access to facilities the public needs at the Deschutes National Forest and create much-needed construction jobs.

Merkley Statement on HUD Money to Keep Oregonians in Their Homes

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on the nearly $800,000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority. : “This money doesn’t just pay for rent, it buys stability for these families. Displacement is a burden that can

Merkley Introduces Bill to Stop Deceptive Loan Checks

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Deceptive Loan Check Elimination Act Thursday to prohibit companies from sending “live” loan checks to consumers.  In these schemes, financial institutions send unsuspecting customers a check made out to them for some amount.  Customers often assume that their financial institutions have

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