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 Statement on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

  Klamath Falls, Oregon – President Barack Obama today announced the nomination of 2nd Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on the nomination: “President Obama has put forward a highly qualified nominee with extensive judicial experience.  Judge Sotomayor’s three

Merkley: New Credit Card Law Victory for Consumers

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama today signed into law major reform legislation to curtail the abuses and deceptive practices of the credit card companies.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a co-sponsor of the Senate legislation and member of the Senate Banking Committee, attended the Rose Garden signing ceremony and issued

Merkley: Senate Bill Promotes Equality for Federal Employees

Washington DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today co-sponsored legislation that entitles all federal employees, no matter their sexual orientation, to the same employment and health care benefits as married couples.  “It is plain wrong that some federal employees are not currently entitled to equal health and employment benefits,” said

Merkley to Hold Lincoln County Town Hall

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall in Lincoln County on May 29. 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. “I invite

Merkley Joins Obama at Signing Ceremony of Housing Bill

  Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today joined President Barack Obama at the White House signing ceremony of legislation to address the mortgage crisis and assist families facing foreclosure.  This week, Merkley also launched a new webpage aimed at helping families stay in their homes. “The housing crisis