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: Oregon Leading the Way in Clean Energy Economy

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s commitment to clean energy took him to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany today where he learned about the facility’s research including its techniques for minimizing the environmental impact of fossil fuels and producing sustainable energy. “This cutting edge

Merkley: House Vote on Clean Energy Jobs Bill Paves the Way for Senate Action

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed groundbreaking legislation to rebuild the economy around clean energy and to directly address the looming threat of global warming.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the vote:

Wyden, Merkley Seek Molalla River Protection

Washington, D.C. – Bringing to fruition years of work from the Molalla community to preserve their namesake river, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced the Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2009, which is a companion bill to legislation introduced in the House of

Merkley, Wyden Announce $81 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Oregon Transportation

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the Department of Transportation has awarded over $81 million for public transit repair, maintenance, and equipment in Lane, Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Polk, Marion, and Deschutes counties as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The

Merkley Statement on Meeting with Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today met with Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  He issued the following statement after the meeting: “I had a productive conversation with Judge Sotomayor and came away very impressed by her intellect and dedication to the law.  She is very personable with

Merkley Fighting to Improve Veterans Health Care

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley co-sponsored four pieces of legislation today to improve health care for our veterans.  “We have a bedrock commitment to our men and women in uniform to provide them with the resources they need in battle and the care and benefits they deserve when