Senator Merkley details his experience with facial recognition at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Read more about Sen. Merkley’s recent experience when refusing to use facial recognition technology: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/07/11/tsa-airport-security-facial-recognition/
We need bold action to break free from plastic pollution and protect our health, planet, and future.
On June 21, 2023, Senator Merkley announced the introduction of the Equality Act, bicameral legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ+ Americans. Learn more about the Equality Act: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/as-states-across-the-country-strip-away-lgbtq-rights-merkley-baldwin-booker-takano-introduce-urgently-needed-protections-through-the-equality-act
I wanted to share my thoughts with you about why I’ll be voting no on the default bill. Simply put: it’s a disaster for our environment and attacks the foundational programs that families rely on to thrive. Read my full statement: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/merkley-statement-i-cannot-in-good-conscience-vote-for-this-bill
Senator Merkley questioned White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory about the Biden administration’s continued approval of dirty energy projects, despite claims to be moving toward a renewable energy future during a Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Hearing.
Republicans are trying to make the rich even richer and flood the country with fossil fuels while dangling our economy over a cliff. President Biden needs to stop Republican hostage taking and prepare to invoke the 14th Amendment to do so. Senator Merkley joined 10 Senate colleagues in urging President
I refuse to accept a system in which the fossil fuel industry buys our elections to push their planet-destroying policies. We must put people over dirty energy profits and transition to renewable energy.
Senator Merkley calls for the U.S. to strengthen enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, hold the Chinese government accountable for its perpetration of transnational repression, and to continue to block the export of crowd control supplies to the Hong Kong police in a press conference on May 3,
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley spoke in support of the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act at a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled, “Examining Cannabis Banking Challenges of Small Businesses and Workers” on May 11, 2023. Senator Merkley and Montana Senator Steve Daines introduced the SAFE Banking