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,

Wyden, Merkley Secure Funding for Eastern Oregon

Washington, D.C. – Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced today that the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 includes nearly $250 million for Oregon projects including more than $460,000 for improvements to the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Facilities, $380,000 for renewable energy studies and funding for a telemedicine

Merkley to Hold Yamhill County Town Hall

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall in McMinnville on Sunday, March 15.   He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions about the challenges facing Oregon and America.   “Advocating for Oregonians is my number one responsibility,” Merkley said.

Merkley: Employee Free Choice Act Critical to Strengthening Middle Class

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today co-sponsored legislation to make it easier for workers to bargain collectively at their jobs.  The Employee Free Choice Act would streamline the process for forming a union and empower workers.   “When workers are able to band together to improve their workplaces