Press Releases

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 Joins Senate Hispanic Task Force

Washington, D.C. – Today Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley came together with forty-three other Senate Democrats in joining the Hispanic Task Force (HTF), giving it the largest membership in group’s 20 year history. “I’m proud to join a group of Senators who recognize the priorities of the Hispanic community and are

Merkley Statement on Confirmation of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary

Washington, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in supporting the confirmation of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary.  Merkley issued the following statement on the vote:   “It is abundantly clear that our economy is in serious trouble and things will likely get

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 Announced Closure of Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

In response to President Barack Obama signing a series of executive orders today to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within one year, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement: “This is absolutely the right thing for the President to do and the first step in restoring America’s reputation

Merkley Adds Banking and Budget to Roster of Committees

Washington, DC – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley added two new committee assignments to his roster of appointments.  He will now serve on the Banking and Budget Committees in addition to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee. “The Banking Committee will play a key