Tag: Standing up for Civil and Human Rights

My Visit to the Rafah Crossing and the Urgent Need to get Humanitarian Aid into Gaza

This weekend marked 100 days in the Israel-Hamas war. I recently visited the Rafah Crossing and saw first-hand the badly broken system preventing life-saving aid from reaching Palestinians in Gaza. I’ve called for a ceasefire, which is critical to stopping this humanitarian catastrophe. Read my op-ed in the Oregonian: https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2024/01/merkley-gaza-needs-a-massive-increase-in-humanitarian-aid-immediately-opinion.html

DURBIN, MERKLEY LEAD BICAMERAL COLLEAGUES IN COMMENT IN SUPPORT OF BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSAL TO CODIFY FLORES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Lawmakers submit comment regarding HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement’s proposed rule, “Unaccompanied Children Foundational Rule” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led 14 colleagues in submitting a bicameral comment regarding the Department of Health and

DURBIN, CORTEZ MASTO, HIRONO, GILLIBRAND, MENENDEZ, MERKLEY INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION TO REFORM GOVERNMENT’S CARE & CUSTODY OF UNACCOMPANIED NONCITIZEN CHILDREN

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today introduced new legislation to provide a comprehensive framework to reform the federal government’s care

Merkley on Introduction of SAFER Banking Act; Commitment to Restorative Justice Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley – the lead sponsor of legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses would have access to critical banking and financial services – issued the following statement after introducing updated bipartisan legislation, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act: “Forcing

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