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 Introduces Bill to Boost Small Businesses and Create Jobs

Lake Oswego, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced today at a meeting of Clackamas County Chambers of Commerce that he will introduce the Small Business Jump Start Act to encourage job creation and support small business owners by cutting taxes for the start-up costs of small businesses. Merkley’s Small

Merkley Statement on Withdrawal of American Troops from Iraqi Cities

Washington D.C. – Today marks the official withdrawal of American soldiers from Iraqi cities and the transition of military operations to Iraqi authorities. Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement: “Today is an important milestone in a war that has lasted six long years.  American forces are withdrawing from

Merkley: ARRA is Creating Jobs in Eugene

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy applauded federal funding to complete two of the City of Eugene’s major projects at Delta Ponds. “The Recovery Act is creating jobs, building local communities and laying the foundation for economic growth right

Merkley, Wyden Announce $93 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Oregon Schools

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the Department of Education has awarded over $93 million in Title I funding to Oregon schools as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Title I funding is used to provide at-risk and low-achieving