Tag: Protecting our Democracy and Fixing the Senate

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

Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues to Introduce DISCLOSE Act

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI-01) to introduce the DISCLOSE Act. The DISCLOSE Act is bicameral legislation that would end the corrupting influence of dark money, shine a bright light of transparency on political spending,

Merkley Announces Committee Assignments He’ll Use to Deliver for Oregon, Stand Up for Working Families, and Restore Our ‘We the People’ Government

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced his committee assignments for the 118th Congress, which he says he’ll use to deliver critical resources to Oregon and advance his work to provide opportunity and support to America’s working families. Merkley will continue to be a member of the Senate Appropriations