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 Statement on Confirmation of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary

Washington, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in supporting the confirmation of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary.  Merkley issued the following statement on the vote:   “It is abundantly clear that our economy is in serious trouble and things will likely get

Merkley Urges Significant Investment in Green Energy

Washington, DC – As the Appropriations and Finance Committees begin consideration of economic recovery proposals, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is pushing substantial investment in a range of projects to boost development and production of green energy and an upgrade to the nation’s electricity grid. “The best thing we can do

Merkley Statement on Announced Closure of Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

In response to President Barack Obama signing a series of executive orders today to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within one year, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement: “This is absolutely the right thing for the President to do and the first step in restoring America’s reputation

Merkley Adds Banking and Budget to Roster of Committees

Washington, DC – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley added two new committee assignments to his roster of appointments.  He will now serve on the Banking and Budget Committees in addition to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee. “The Banking Committee will play a key