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Merkley, Senators Urge VA to Expand Access to Medical Cannabis for America’s Veterans

Senators’ letter follows DEA’s recommended rescheduling of cannabis from earlier this year Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today led his colleagues—including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), John Fetterman (D-PA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV)—in

Merkley: OIT is Pioneering the Clean Energy Economy

Klamath Falls, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s commitment to clean energy took him to the Oregon Institute of Technology today where he toured the school and learned about their pioneering use of geothermal energy. “Building a clean energy economy is essential to our national security and our environment,” Merkley said.

Merkley Statement on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

  Klamath Falls, Oregon – President Barack Obama today announced the nomination of 2nd Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on the nomination: “President Obama has put forward a highly qualified nominee with extensive judicial experience.  Judge Sotomayor’s three

Merkley: New Credit Card Law Victory for Consumers

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama today signed into law major reform legislation to curtail the abuses and deceptive practices of the credit card companies.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a co-sponsor of the Senate legislation and member of the Senate Banking Committee, attended the Rose Garden signing ceremony and issued

Merkley: Senate Bill Promotes Equality for Federal Employees

Washington DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today co-sponsored legislation that entitles all federal employees, no matter their sexual orientation, to the same employment and health care benefits as married couples.  “It is plain wrong that some federal employees are not currently entitled to equal health and employment benefits,” said