Press Releases

Wyden, Merkley: Five Oregon Airports Secure Total Federal Aid of $1.45 Million

Lake County, Scappoose, Bend Municipal, Albany Municipal and Columbia Gorge Regional/The Dalles Municipal airports earn federal grants Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that airports in Lake, Columbia, Deschutes, Linn and Wasco counties have secured a total of more than $1.4 million in federal grants for construction,

Merkley Joins Kennedy in Supporting Hate Crime Prevention Bill

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D – Mass.) to co-sponsor the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. The bill will enable the Justice Department to assist local authorities in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes by authorizing

Merkley Introduces Two Bills to Promote Mortgage Transparency and Protect Homeowners

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today introduced two pieces of legislation designed to protect homeowners from deceptive, unfair lending practices. The Transparency for Homeowners Act ends secret steering payments to brokers who lead homeowners into deceptive mortgages that they cannot afford over the long term. The Promoting Mortgage

Merkley Applauds Obama Endorsement of Credit Card Legislation

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama today met with executives of credit card companies and expressed his support for congressional efforts to strengthen credit card reforms through legislation.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee, wrote to the White House earlier this