Press Releases

Merkley Applauds Federal Agency Rejecting Proposal to Bet on US Congressional Elections

Senator Led Colleagues in Urging CFTC to Reject KalshiEX LLC’s Congressional Control Contracts Proposal Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley applauded the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) for rejecting a proposal by a private prediction market operator that would have allowed for legal gambling on U.S. elections

Merkley Announces $15 Million for the Opal Creek Promise

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that Business Oregon and the U.S. Forest Service have signed an agreement to fund the full $15 million Opal Creek Promise.   “This funding has been nearly thirty years in the making and is a major achievement for Marion County and

Merkley, Wyden Announce $1.3 Million for Migratory Bird Habitat 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is awarding Ducks Unlimited $1.3 million for habitat conservation for wetland migratory birds in the Lake County Closed Basin Project Area. Given its location as a stopover in the

Merkley on Introduction of SAFER Banking Act; Commitment to Restorative Justice Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley – the lead sponsor of legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses would have access to critical banking and financial services – issued the following statement after introducing updated bipartisan legislation, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act: “Forcing

Merkley Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Create African Diaspora Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined fellow committee member, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in the introduction of a bill authorizing the formal designation of a national African Diaspora Heritage Month. The legislation would cement this celebration by recognizing and reaffirming the significant