Tag: Education

Merkley, Colleagues Push For Critical Support For Higher Ed Students, Schools Amid Coronavirus-Related Campus Closures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL),

Merkley, Wyden Announce Legislation to Help Students Seeking Higher Education

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced new bipartisan legislation that would address an injustice for some students wanting to use the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) for higher education. The AOTC is the primary tax credit available to students seeking a higher education;

Senator Merkley, Congresswoman Clark Introduce Legislation to Put Mental Health Care in Reach for Every Student in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Immediately following National Suicide Prevention Week, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-5) today introduced the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, bicameral legislation that would help fill the critical unmet need for school-based mental health services providers in elementary and secondary schools across America.

Merkley, Morelle, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Close Summer Learning Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Congressmen Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25) and John Katko (R-NY-24), today introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019—legislation to address summer learning inequality by keeping school libraries open at schools that already serve free summer meals. “Every student—no matter