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 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