Senator Merkley Reintroduces the Equality Act

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:

Why I’m Voting No on the Default Bill

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:

We Must Put People Ahead of Dirty Energy Profits

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 Out Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses

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,

Senator Jeff Merkley Testifies in Support of SAFE Banking Act

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