Press Releases

Following Horrific Findings at FCI Sheridan, Oregon Lawmakers Demand Federal Bureau of Prisons Address Staffing Shortages and Other Alarming Risks

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s congressional delegation—U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, alongside U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Andrea Salinas, and Val Hoyle — today demanded the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director take swift action to address staffing shortages, inmate medical needs, and other alarming issues that put

Wyden, Merkley Announce NOAA Recommendations for Oregon Fish Passage Projects

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ recommendations for Oregon fish passage projects funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. “Salmon and other native fish are so central to our culture and economies here

Merkley, Young Bipartisan Bill to Promote Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Unanimously Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and Indiana’s U.S. Senator Todd Young announced their bipartisan, bicameral Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act unanimously passed the Senate. The bill strengthens the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between the People’s

Merkley: Republicans Playing Politics with Crisis at Southern Border

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today issued the following statement regarding his vote on bipartisan border security legislation: “The crisis at our southern border is a direct result of a systematic effort by MAGA Republicans to obstruct every meaningful attempt to enact immigration reform. “Today, I will