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

Wyden, Merkley Announce Emergency Funding To Retrain Workers In Eastern Oregon

Portland – Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced today funding to retrain about 150 workers laid off by Northwood Manufacturing in La Grande. The Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development will receive about $438,000 in emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Labor to help workers in

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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