Press Releases

HIRONO, CARTWRIGHT INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN RIGHTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS TO JOIN UNIONS, BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right of public sector employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic protections. “Private

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

Merkley to Hold Washington and Columbia County Town Halls

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Washington and Columbia counties on Sunday, May 3rd. 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

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