Tag: Responding to and Recovering from Wildfire and Drought

Merkley, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Increase Flexibility, Improve Innovative Irrigation Modernization Program

Bipartisan bill to reduce red tape in Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Watershed Improvement Program Washington D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) in introducing the Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Communities Act. This bipartisan bill aims to help American agriculture and communities become

Wyden, Merkley: Nearly $2.2 Million to Rural Oregon Fire Departments for Recruitment

Drain, Roseburg, Siletz & Stayton to benefit Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that four rural Oregon fire departments will receive a combined nearly $2.2 million from FEMA for firefighter recruitment and retention. “Firefighters have been working hard this past summer and year-round to