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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 6th Anniversary of Iraq War

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War:   “We have now been in Iraq longer than we were involved in the Korean War, World War I, World War II or the Civil War.  It is

Merkley Praises Confirmation of OSU’s Lubchenco to Lead Oceans and Environment Agency

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement on the confirmation of Oregon State University professor Dr. Jane Lubchenco as Commerce Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.  Dr. Lubchenco will lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  “I’m proud that we now have a strong scientific voice

Merkley: Public Lands Bill Moves Forward Preservation of Oregon’s Natural Areas

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation to expand protections for public lands in Oregon and other states.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined 76 of his colleagues in supporting the bill.  He issued the following statement on passage of the bill: “Oregon has a legacy of conserving

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