Tag: Tackling Climate Change

Merkley, Whitehouse, Welch, Gillibrand, Huffman Call for Ambitious International Plastics Agreement Ahead of INC-4

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) today called for development of an ambitious international treaty to clean up plastic pollution ahead of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4).  Government

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $11 Million for Oregon Projects to Strengthen Transportation and Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Chaos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announce today the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is sending a total of $11,434,048 to the state through the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) grant program. The investments will support two projects led by

Merkley, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Mass Timber Industry Across America

Will create good-paying jobs through federal building construction and renovation Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Idaho’s U.S. Senator James Risch today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Mass Timber Federal Buildings Act to promote the utilization of mass timber in federal building projects and military construction.

Merkley, Huffman Lead 30+ Senate & House Colleagues to Urge Biden Administration to Embrace Strong Action, Combat Plastic Pollution 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) led their colleagues today in a letter to encourage U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to push for decisive measures in addressing plastic production at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC)’s current session next month. The lawmakers

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