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: Attacks On Vote-By-Mail Have No Place in Employee Free Choice Debate

Washington, DC – In recent days, opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act have turned their fire toward a voting method that has been used successfully in Oregon for over a decade:  vote-by-mail.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today laid out the facts for these new opponents of vote-by-mail. “Unfortunately, opponents

Merkley: Waves Can Power Clean Energy Economy

Newport, OR – Wave energy can help lead Oregon and America into the clean energy economy. That was one of the conclusions reached at a roundtable conversation organized by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley.  Merkley assembled researchers, stakeholders and industry experts for a wave energy roundtable at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Merkley: OIT is Pioneering the Clean Energy Economy

Klamath Falls, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s commitment to clean energy took him to the Oregon Institute of Technology today where he toured the school and learned about their pioneering use of geothermal energy. “Building a clean energy economy is essential to our national security and our environment,” Merkley said.