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 2018-04-24 03:26 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley co-sponsor bill to prevent coastal oil spills...

Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Monday that they have joined Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and others to introduce the Clean Coast Act, legislation that codifies rules that......

 2018-04-20 19:38 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley join call for EPA chief's resignation...

Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Friday they have joined a group of 170 members of Congress in introducing resolutions in the U.S. Senate and House formally calling......

 2018-04-20 18:51 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley opposes use of force authorization...

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement Friday opposing the proposed Corker-Kaine Authorization for Use of Military Force:...

 2018-04-20 16:28 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley sic 'ROBOCOP Act' on robocalls...

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said Friday they have joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to introduce the ROBOCOP (Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones) Act,......

 2018-04-19 20:34 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

32 male senators back up women, urge action on #metoo legislation...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and 31 of his male Senate colleagues on Thursday joined calls, led by the women of the Senate, for the Senate majority and minority leaders to bring to the Senate floor......

 2018-04-19 16:15 

ThinkProgress

Male GOP Senators balk at new rules requiring them to pay their own sexual harassment settlements...

Male Democratic senators are preparing to join female senators from both sides of the aisle in supporting legislation to overhaul workplace sexual harassment rules on Capitol Hill. According to Politico, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) appealed to chamber leader...

 2018-04-19 15:26 

Crooks and Liars

Sens. Jeff Merkley And Chris Murphy Offer Expanded Medicare Buy-In Bill...

Let me put it this way: Our managing editor, healthcare wonk extraordinaire Karoli, loves this plan. The new bill from Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Ed Merkley yesterday introduced the "Choose Medicare Act," a plan for an expanded version of traditio...

 2018-04-18 19:52 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley intros bill to make Medicare available to all...

Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), introduced on Wednesday the Choose Medicare Act, which they said would give every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or......

 2018-04-18 19:40 

The CT Mirror

Murphy introduces 'Medicare for more' health plan option...

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow individuals and businesses to purchase Medicare coverage. Murphy and co-sponsor Sen. Jeff Merkley say there's little chance of immediate passage of the bill, but say ...

 2018-04-18 10:00 

The Hill

Dem senator sees opening on left for possible 2020 bid...

PORTLAND, Ore. — Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is quietly making clear to liberal advocacy groups that he's available for a 2020 bid, even as the Democratic field of potential White House hopefuls fills with better-known progressives....

 2018-04-16 21:00 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley urges students to apply for Senate page program...

Senator Jeff Merkley announced Monday that he will be accepting applications to the U.S. Senate Page Program. From now until Friday, May 18, students who will be juniors during the 2018-19 school......

 2018-04-14 09:30 

The Daily Independent

McConnell introduces legislation to legalize hemp...

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced today the bipartisan, Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity...

 2018-04-14 03:30 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley: 'Military action not the only tool we have'...

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Friday night regarding President Trump's strikes in Syria:...

 2018-04-12 23:28 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley to 'fiercely oppose' Pompeo as CIA director...

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Committee held a hearing Thursday on the nomination of CIA Director Mike......

 2018-04-12 19:26 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley, McConnell intro bill to legalize hemp...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced Thursday the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly......

 2018-04-12 17:07 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Feds grant Oregon $37 million for highway repairs...

Sens. Jeff Merkley, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Thursday more than $37 million in grant funding to reimburse Oregon for extensive repairs......

 2018-04-11 22:11 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden want Air National Guard trained for wildfires...

Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Ron Wyden partnered Wednesday to urge the director of the Air National Guard to rapidly begin wildfire training......

 2018-04-10 01:13 

MSNBC

Senator Merkley responds to Trump tirade...

Senator Jeff Merkley responds to President Trump's diatribe about the FBI raid of his personal attorney as well as Trump's vow to use forceful action against Syria....

 2018-04-09 18:46 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley calls on EPA Administrator Pruitt to resign...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Monday, calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign -- or for President Trump to fire him:...

 2018-04-06 04:00 

KPTV

[ FOX Portland, OR ]

Local students sound off to Oregon's senators about gun violence...

Local students on Thursday voiced their concerns and ideas about gun violence and making Oregon schools safer. In the audience were Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden....

 2018-04-05 01:13 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley addresses issues at Sisters town hall...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., held a Sisters town hall on Wednesday, talking about a variety of issues, including one followed closely by area residents: a recently passed funding bill that he......

 2018-04-02 18:11 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley returns from trip to famine-stricken Africa...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has just returned from a week-long congressional trip examining the humanitarian and food crisis in east and central......

 2018-03-29 18:32 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden fight cuts to Lifeline program...

Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth......

 2018-03-29 06:15 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden warn against payday lending rule repeal...

Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., along with 41 of their Senate colleagues on Wednesday urged Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management......

 2018-03-27 23:28 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley urge Trump to drop BPA auction idea...

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and a bipartisan group of their colleagues urged federal officials to oppose President Trump's Fiscal Year 2019...

 2018-03-27 00:15 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley plans Sisters, Warm Springs town halls...

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said Monday he will hold town halls in Klamath, Lake, Deschutes and Jefferson counties on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4....

 2018-03-26 13:48 

Roll Call

Sen. Jeff Merkley Tests 2020 Waters With New Hampshire Visit...

Sen. Jeff Merkley made his first stops in New Hampshire over the weekend, fanning speculation that he is considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. The Oregon Democrat is in his second term and has built a resume as one of the m...

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