Press Releases

Merkley: No President in My Lifetime Has Done More Than Biden

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he will not seek a second term: “No president in my lifetime has done more than Joe Biden. He’s achieved historic successes in investments in American manufacturing, renewable energy, and infrastructure, strengthened

Merkley Joins Bipartisan Effort to Assist Farmers

Washington, DC- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to introduce bipartisan legislation that will help reduce unnecessary regulations for farmers and ranchers in Oregon and across the nation. Specifically, the legislation would provide exemptions so that interstate trucking regulations would not apply to

Merkley Statement on President Obama Signing Public Lands Bill Into Law

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement on President Obama signing the public lands bill into law: “I’m proud that President Obama and Congress have taken action and ensured the preservation of wilderness areas in Oregon and across the country,” said Merkley.  “After years of this

Merkley Praises Passage of National Service Bill

WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Senate last night passed legislation to strengthen programs that encourage community service, a major priority of President Barack Obama.  Senator Jeff Merkley worked to ensure the funding can be used for programs that task volunteers with restoring forest health and reducing wildfire risk on Oregon’s public

Merkley: Green Collar Jobs Boost Economy and Preserve Environment

Portland – Window by window, door by door, bathtub by bathtub, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley learned how DeConstruction Services is assembling the green collar economy. Merkley toured the ReBuilding Center’s DeConstruction Services project at NE 120th Ave. and Burnside in Portland today to learn more about how their hand-dismantling of

Senate Budget Includes County Payments Reserve Fund at Urging of Merkley, Wyden

Washington, DC – The budget under consideration by the Senate Budget Committee today will make significant, long-neglected investments into energy, health, housing and education to rebuild the American economy.  At the urging of Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, the budget also allows for the extension of county payments

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