Sen. Merkley to Host Rally at UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Sen. Jeff Merkley is hosting a rally at University of Oregon Monday. Sen. Merkley is joined by fellow Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts. She is in Oregon to support his re-election. The two say they want to continue their push in the Senate to make banking safer and make college more … Continue reading »

Anti-Discrimination Act Passes Senate

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley was celebrating a big victory Friday on the University of Oregon campus, but it may be short lived. A bill that would ban workplace discrimination against gays and transgendered people passed the Senate under his leadership. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is now in the hands of the House … Continue reading »

Senators Visit South Eugene High School

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden paid a visit to South Eugene High School Wednesday. They talked about the government shutdown and fielded questions from students. The government shutdown was the main issue Merkley and Wyden wanted to address with about 100 students there. Although many of these students right now … Continue reading »

Merkley Talks Immigration

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After the United States Senate passed an immigration reform bill on Thursday, one Senator began traveling through Oregon to discuss the bill’s impact on the state’s forest industry. The national immigration bill is composed of different sections, and one amendment, S.891 American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013, sponsored by U.S. … Continue reading »

Merkley Presents Economic Proposal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Even as the economy continues to recover, lawmakers say there’s room for improvement. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has a new proposal to help rebuild the economy. The senator spoke in front of a packed house at the Springfield City Club Thursday. His focus was that education and a hands-on approach will help … Continue reading »

Senator Merkley Taking Oil-Free Tour

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Springfield Monday as part of his oil-free state tour. Merkley is traveling by electric car from the Washington border to the California border, visiting communities along the way. He plans to drive the more than 300 miles without using a single drop of gas. Merkley says he … Continue reading »