Press Releases

Following Horrific Findings at FCI Sheridan, Oregon Lawmakers Demand Federal Bureau of Prisons Address Staffing Shortages and Other Alarming Risks

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s congressional delegation—U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, alongside U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Andrea Salinas, and Val Hoyle — today demanded the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director take swift action to address staffing shortages, inmate medical needs, and other alarming issues that put

Wyden, Merkley Announce NOAA Recommendations for Oregon Fish Passage Projects

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ recommendations for Oregon fish passage projects funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. “Salmon and other native fish are so central to our culture and economies here

Merkley: Federal Help on the Way For Victims of Winter Storms

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the White House announced that President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the State of Oregon to help communities recover from the severe winter storm and record snowfall, landslides, and mudslides that occurred in December of 2008.  This designation will release federal funding to help

Merkley: Children’s Health Bill Covers Oregon’s Uninsured and Creates Jobs

Portland, OR – Today Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley toured the Rosewood Family Health Center in Southeast Portland and praised Congressional action to cover more children under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).  Rosewood Family Health Center serves children who are covered under SCHIP.  “The new children’s health bill is

Merkley Statement on Passing of Congressman Wendell Wyatt

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement on the passing of Oregon Congressman Wendell Wyatt: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman Wyatt.  Wendell Wyatt truly made his mark on Oregon.  Everyone who has appreciated Cascade Head owes Congressman Wyatt a debt of

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