Press Releases

During Pride Month, Wyden, Merkley Join Resolution Apologizing for Government Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Civil Servants, Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they are co-sponsoring a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals who have served the nation in the uniformed services, as civil servants, or in the Foreign Service. “Even as millions celebrate Pride

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

Merkley: Coos Bay Rail a Lifeline for South Coast

Washington, DC – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement applauding the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission’s loan to the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to purchase the Coos Bay Rail Line:   “This loan is a lifeline for Southern Oregon and a jobs boost for Oregon’s

Merkley: Federal Help on the Way For Victims of Winter Storms

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the White House announced that President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the State of Oregon to help communities recover from the severe winter storm and record snowfall, landslides, and mudslides that occurred in December of 2008.  This designation will release federal funding to help

Merkley: Children’s Health Bill Covers Oregon’s Uninsured and Creates Jobs

Portland, OR – Today Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley toured the Rosewood Family Health Center in Southeast Portland and praised Congressional action to cover more children under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).  Rosewood Family Health Center serves children who are covered under SCHIP.  “The new children’s health bill is