Press Releases

Wyden, Merkley: Klamath Tribes Earn $500,000 Federal Investment in Upgraded Broadband

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Klamath Tribes have secured a $500,000 federal grant to improve broadband service for its Tribal members in southern Oregon. “Tribal communities in Oregon and nationwide need and deserve reliable, modern broadband for educational and job opportunities,

Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Urge Immediate Action on Wildland Firefighter Pay Reform

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Senate colleagues this week called on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to advance permanent, comprehensive pay reform for wildland firefighters in Oregon and nationwide as temporary pay increases are set to end. “Firefighters deserve fair pay, support for their

Merkley to Chair Hearing Examining Beverage Container Waste

Chairman Continues Series of Hearings Investigating Plastic Production and Pollution  Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 am Eastern, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will chair a subcommittee hearing to explore options to improve the domestic collection of single-use beverage containers, such as Oregon’s deposit return bottle program.

Merkley’s SAFER Banking Act Clears Key Hurdle; Heads to Senate Floor

Senator Reiterates Commitment to Supporting Restorative Justice Provisions on the Floor WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act – legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses have access to critical banking and financial services – cleared a key hurdle

Merkley, Wyden Announce Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Bill Passes Senate Committee

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Act cleared a major hurdle by passing out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The critical legislation would reauthorize the Deschutes River Conservancy’s (DRC) eligibility to receive federal funding for water quality and conservation projects—efforts critical