Press Releases

Merkley, Wyden: $500,000 to Harney Country for Brownfield Cleanup

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Harney County has received $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up hazardous materials at the two-acre former Lincoln School site in Burns.   “This funding is a major win for Harney County’s natural resources,

Merkley Statement on Ceasefire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today released the following statement regarding the Israel-Hamas war. In his statement, the Senator calls for a ceasefire, to include the immediate cessation of hostilities by both sides. He also notes that a ceasefire will not endure unless the ceasefire and the

Forty-One Senators Push to Keep Harmful Environmental Riders Out of Appropriations Bills

The senators warn that anti-environment policy riders inserted by House Republicans could jam up Senate’s ability to pass bipartisan spending bills Washington, DC – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and 38 additional senators today urged Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Vice-Chair Susan

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $2 Million in Housing Assistance for Six Oregon Counties

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced a total of $2,366,528 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program investments are heading to Clackamas, Douglas, Lane, Linn-Benton, Malheur, and Marion counties. “As the affordable housing crisis continues to impact