Tag: Protecting Consumers, Taxpayers, and the Economy

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: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/merkley-statement-i-cannot-in-good-conscience-vote-for-this-bill

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

Merkley Grills Norfolk Southern CEO over Safety Concerns at Senate Hearing

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

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