Press Releases

Wyden, Merkley, Hoyle Announce $5.5 Million to OSU for Marine Energy Research

Federal funds for OSU part of $14.7 million overall for Pacific Marine Energy Center consortium Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley with U.S. Representative Val Hoyle today announced that Oregon State University will receive $5.5 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support its Pacific Marine Energy Center operations in Corvallis. 

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

Merkley: Jobs Numbers Underscore Need to Act on Recovery Package Now

Washington, DC – The United States Labor Department released new jobs numbers today showing that the American economy lost almost 600,000 jobs in January alone and the unemployment rate has hit a 16 year high of 7.6%.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement:   “Every day we get