Press Releases

During Pride Month, Wyden, Merkley Join Resolution Apologizing for Government Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Civil Servants, Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they are co-sponsoring a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals who have served the nation in the uniformed services, as civil servants, or in the Foreign Service. “Even as millions celebrate Pride

Merkley: Senate Bill Will Help Families Stay in Their Homes

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Senate passed crucial housing legislation to address the mortgage crisis and assist families facing foreclosure.   The bill provides additional resources to prevent future foreclosures and expands access to the HOPE for Homeowners Program.   “The loss of a home is a devastating blow for any

Merkley Launches New Website

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley unveiled his new website today to connect with Oregonians and keep them informed on the work he’s doing in Washington, D.C.   The new website features a media center, an extensive “About Oregon” section highlighting every region in the state, and a wealth of

Merkley: Oregon Grown Clean Energy Proposal Will Create Jobs and Save Energy

Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, announced a plan today that will reduce energy consumption, create jobs and allow every American to participate in the fight to arrest global warming.  The legislation is modeled on the bi-partisan State House Bill 2626, authored by

Merkley to Chair Hearing on Predatory Lending Practices

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will continue his push to restore fairness to American homeowners by chairing an upcoming hearing in the Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee.  Today, Merkley offered an amendment to the Senate housing bill that would ban steering payments and prepayment penalties that drive

Senator Merkley Addresses First Potential H1N1 Flu Virus Case in Oregon

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley made the following statement regarding the Oregon Public Health Department’s identification of a potential H1N1 flu case in Oregon: “Today, state officials announced the first potential case of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, in Oregon. I have been closely monitoring