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 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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