Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) alongside Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Steve Daines (R-MT), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act.
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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
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
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
Republicans are willing to drive our economy off a cliff to avoid paying the bills. Here’s what’s going on with the debt default crisis, in under a minute.
On March 9, 2023 Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight on the Committee on Environment and Public Works, pressed Alan Shaw, the CEO of Norfolk Southern, to commit to safety improvements before engaging in further stock
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, historic legislation that will tackle the climate crisis, lower health care costs, and increase tax fairness, all while creating good-paying American jobs. For years, Merkley has been one of
Merkley Joins Warren, Baldwin, Schakowsky and Colleagues in Fight to Eliminate Corporate Price Gouging
Washington, D.C. – As Oregonians face rising prices for everyday essentials, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in introducing the Price Gouging Prevention Act of 2022. This legislation would tackle the inflation and rising prices consumers
Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Call on Department of Education, DOJ to Follow Through on Pledge to Improve Handling of Student Debt Bankruptcy Claims
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have joined colleagues in asking the federal Departments of Education and Justice for an update on efforts to improve how the agencies handle undue hardship claims by student borrowers in bankruptcy proceedings. “The undue hardship exception (11 U.S.C. 523(a)(8)) currently
Merkley, Blunt Team Up to Take Down Facial Recognition Technology Use Within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Missouri’s U.S. Senator Roy Blunt today announced the introduction of their No Facial Recognition at the IRS Act, a bipartisan bill to ban the use of biometric recognition technology by the IRS. The introduction of Merkley and Blunt’s bill comes less