Tag: Civil Rights

Merkley, Kamlager-Dove Introduce Legislation to Protect Children in Government Custody

Bicameral bill strengthens standards to ensure safety and well-being of migrant children prioritized Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA-37) today led colleagues in the introduction of the Children’s Safe Welcome Act of 2024. The bicameral Children’s Safe Welcome Act embeds child welfare

Merkley Statement on Cannabis Rescheduling

Merkley: “Cannabis has not been descheduled, so we still have work to do.” Washington, D.C. – Following the Biden administration’s cannabis rescheduling announcement, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—a lead sponsor of the SAFER Banking Act—shared the following statement: “I pushed the Biden administration to make good on the President’s commitment

Warren, Markey, Merkley Call on the Bureau of Prisons to Protect Inmates, End Prison Accreditation Contract with the American Correctional Association 

“We urge the BOP not to renew its ACA accreditation contract when it expires next month.”  “The ACA’s accreditation system is ineffective at best, and at worst misleads the public to believe that a failing facility’s operations are adequate.” Text of Letter (PDF) Washington, D.C. – Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),