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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 Statement on Military Families Appreciation Day

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement to recognize Oregon’s Military Families Appreciation Day: “Military families are the true backbone of our armed services.  I can’t thank them enough for their sacrifice and service to our nation.  We all need to recognize that when our service

Merkley: Senate Bill Will Help Families Stay in Their Homes

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Senate passed crucial housing legislation to address the mortgage crisis and assist families facing foreclosure.   The bill provides additional resources to prevent future foreclosures and expands access to the HOPE for Homeowners Program.   “The loss of a home is a devastating blow for any

Merkley Launches New Website

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley unveiled his new website today to connect with Oregonians and keep them informed on the work he’s doing in Washington, D.C.   The new website features a media center, an extensive “About Oregon” section highlighting every region in the state, and a wealth of

Merkley: Oregon Grown Clean Energy Proposal Will Create Jobs and Save Energy

Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, announced a plan today that will reduce energy consumption, create jobs and allow every American to participate in the fight to arrest global warming.  The legislation is modeled on the bi-partisan State House Bill 2626, authored by

Merkley to Chair Hearing on Predatory Lending Practices

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will continue his push to restore fairness to American homeowners by chairing an upcoming hearing in the Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee.  Today, Merkley offered an amendment to the Senate housing bill that would ban steering payments and prepayment penalties that drive