Press Releases

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 Statement on National Police Week

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released a statement today honoring the brave men and women of law enforcement as well as remembering Oregon State Police Senior Trooper William Hakim and Woodburn Police Captain Thomas Tennant. “We all rely on the selflessness and courageousness of the men and women

Merkley to Hold Southern Oregon Town Halls

Portland – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Coos, Curry, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties in late May. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions about the challenges facing Oregon and America. “Advocating for Oregonians is my number one responsibility,”

Merkley Votes to Move Clean Water Bill

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined his colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in approving legislation to re-authorize funding for clean drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in Oregon.  By authorizing up to $34.7 billion over five years, the Water Infrastructure Financing Act supports public

Merkley Statement on Armed Forces Day

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement to recognize Armed Forces Day: “The members of our armed forces deserve our deepest thanks. They volunteer to serve our country in dangerous and difficult circumstances far from home.  Today is a day to appreciate the sacrifice and courage

Merkley Recognizes National Nurses Week

Washington, DC – Senator Merkley released a statement honoring National Nurses Week and recognizing the hard work of nurses and their commitment to addressing the needs of patients and their families: “I know firsthand the critical role nurses play in providing safe, high quality, preventative health care.  My wife Mary

Merkley Statement on Jobless Numbers

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released a statement today following the announcement by the Department of Labor that job losses were lower than expected even though the national unemployment rate climbed to 8.9%. “While it is clear that we have a long way to go before the recession