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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 Working Towards Solutions to Keep People In Their Homes

Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley brought together national housing experts, financial professionals, and community members today in Portland to discuss solutions to the escalating mortgage crisis facing millions of American families.    Merkley and other participants at the Mortgage and Foreclosure Solutions Summit discussed ideas including allowing homeowners

Merkley: Economic Growth Package Contains Significant Help For Workers and States

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley expressed his support for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act prior to today’s Senate vote on the final package.  The bill will create jobs, invest in America’s infrastructure, provide assistance to states and promote the production and development of green energy.   “America

U.S. Senate Celebrates Oregon’s Sesquicentennial

Washington D.C. – The United States Senate today unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley celebrating 150 years of Oregon statehood. The action comes two days before Oregon’s sesquicentennial. “Since its first days, Oregon has embodied the pioneering spirit of our nation. It has always

Merkley Joins Effort to Reform and Strengthen Oversight of Credit Card Industry

Washington D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley has co-sponsored legislation to end dangerous credit card practices that have buried many American consumers in debt.  The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, sponsored by Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, will strengthen regulation and oversight of the credit card industry

Merkley: Growth Package Charts New Path For Job Creation and Economic Recovery

Washington, DC – The United States Senate today passed legislation proposed by President Obama to arrest the current economic freefall, create jobs and pave the way for future growth.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined sixty of his colleagues in supporting the package.   “In Oregon, we’ve seen a one percentage

Merkley Returns Home for First Townhall

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator and Douglas County native Jeff Merkley will return home for his first ever town hall.   Merkley, who was born in Myrtle Creek and lived in Roseburg before moving to East Multnomah County, will hold town halls in all 36 counties every year he is