Press Releases

Merkley, Brown Introduce Legislation Banning LNG Exports to China

Legislation would also ban exports to Russia, Iran, and North Korea Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Ohio’s U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Protecting American Households from Rising Energy Costs Act, legislation that would lower prices for American households by banning the export of crude

Merkley, Wyden: $15 Million to Improve Water Systems in Aumsville 

Senators announce $6 million federal grant, $9 million federal loan to build new wastewater treatment facility in the city  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced the City of Aumsville will be receiving a $6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

Merkley Urges Significant Investment in Green Energy

Washington, DC – As the Appropriations and Finance Committees begin consideration of economic recovery proposals, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is pushing substantial investment in a range of projects to boost development and production of green energy and an upgrade to the nation’s electricity grid. “The best thing we can do

Merkley Statement on Inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th President

Washington, DC – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statements on today’s Inauguration of President Barack Obama.  A telephone-quality actuality of the statement is available. “As I traveled to the Capitol today, I could feel a growing sense of excitement all over this city.  At one point, Mary and

Merkley Statement on Conflict in Gaza

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on the on-going conflict in Gaza: “As a stalwart advocate for Israel’s security, I understand Israel’s need to defend itself from terrorism.  No country in the world would tolerate attacks across its border, on its civilians, without responding.  “At the same time,

Merkley Statement on Troubled Asset Relief Program Vote

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate rejected a resolution disapproving of the release of $350 billion for the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP).  The vote clears the way for the funds to be released to the incoming Obama Administration. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley voted to release the TARP funds.  Merkley issued

Merkley Statement on Final Passage of Public Lands Bill

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation to expand protections for public lands in Oregon and other states.  Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley joined 72 of his colleagues in supporting the bill: “From Mt. Hood to Central Oregon to the Siskiyou National Forest, there are few regions of