Tag: Protecting our Democracy and Fixing the Senate

Senator Merkley speaks out on the need to ban Congressional stock trading

Senator Merkley gave remarks at a press conference on the need to pass the ETHICS Act to ban lawmakers from buying and trading stocks. Politicians should work for the public, not for their stock portfolios. Watch the full press conference: https://youtube.com/live/xb6-Fs8xVb4 Read more about the ETHICS Act: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/peters-merkley-hawley-and-ossoff-announce-historic-bipartisan-agreement-to-advance-legislation-to-ban-member-stock-trading/

Merkley Applauds Federal Agency Rejecting Proposal to Bet on US Congressional Elections

Senator Led Colleagues in Urging CFTC to Reject KalshiEX LLC’s Congressional Control Contracts Proposal Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley applauded the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) for rejecting a proposal by a private prediction market operator that would have allowed for legal gambling on U.S. elections

Merkley, Wyden Join Legislation to Safeguard Elections from Partisan Interference

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined colleagues to introduce the Preventing Election Subversion Act, legislation which would institute new safeguards to insulate state election administration from partisan pressure, and empower non-partisan local election officials. In 2022, state legislators across the country introduced over 150 bills

Merkley, Colleagues: No Gambling on Elections

Senators: “Mass commodification of our democratic process would raise widespread concerns about the integrity of our electoral process. Such an outcome is in clear conflict with the public interest and would undermine confidence in our political process.” Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley led Senators Sheldon Whitehouse


Tuesday, May 9, 2023 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections, and U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Sheldon