Tag: Education

Wyden, Merkley: More than $140,000 to Klamath Community College to Recruit Veterans for a Commercial Driver Training Program

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Klamath Community College has earned a $140,856 grant from the United States Department of Transportation for a commercial driver training program for veterans. “Oregonians who have served this country deserve every opportunity to have productive civilian careers,” Wyden said. “The

Merkley, Wyden, Bonamici Urge President Biden to Deliver Much-Needed Relief by Extending Pause on Federal Student Loan Payments, Interest

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, alongside U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), this week urged President Biden to provide student loan borrowers with urgently needed relief by extending the current pause on payments and interest for federally held student loans. “The suspension of payments and

Merkley Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan to Send Stimulus Checks to Struggling Americans, Support Frontline Workers and Main Street Businesses, Open Schools Safely, and Establish National Vaccine Distribution Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after a marathon of votes that culminated in the Senate passage of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan: “Good news, America: Relief is finally on the way. The American Rescue Plan is going to put money in people’s pockets, vaccines in

Merkley Votes to Advance Plan to Deliver Stimulus Checks to Struggling Americans, Support Frontline Workers and Main Street Businesses, Re-open Schools, and Speed Vaccinations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement today following his vote to advance the process for the latest coronavirus relief proposal, which would provide badly-needed aid to help Americans make it through the pandemic: “I am deeply grateful to the public health workers and researchers who are working tirelessly around

Merkley, Colleagues Seek $130 Billion Funding Boost for Local School Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has joined a group of his colleagues to introduce the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act—legislation that would invest $130 billion in modernizing classrooms across the country and would help schools complete critical physical and digital infrastructure upgrades. Crumbling, outdated school infrastructure makes it tougher for students,