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Merkley, Colleagues Demand Protections for Americans Against Utility Shut-Offs Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 15, 2020— Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14), Ro Khanna (D-CA-17), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9), today led a group of 15 Senators and 98 House members in pushing congressional leadership to institute a nationwide moratorium on utility shut-offs amid the mounting economic insecurity caused […]

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Senator Jeff Merkley: Trump and Pompeo are either dangerously inept or colossally ignorant

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 6, 2020 – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement regarding the spiraling national security concerns stemming from President Trump’s reckless and impulsive actions and statements: President Trump and Secretary Pompeo are either dangerously inept or colossally ignorant, and have done enormous damage to U.S. security. In short order they have… […]

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Merkley, Durbin, Krishnamoorthi Introduce Bill to Protect Students From Worthless Degrees

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 21, 2019 – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8) today introduced the Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act of 2019 in the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation would close a loophole that allows for-profit colleges to take federal financial aid […]

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Senator Merkley to Open Perjury Investigation into DHS Secretary Nielsen

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 18, 2019 – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today formally requested that FBI Director Christopher Wray open a perjury investigation into Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, after new documents show that Nielsen lied in sworn testimony to Congress about the administration’s family separation policy. A previously-undisclosed administration memo, which Merkley released publicly […]

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n Bombshell NBC News Story, Merkley Reveals Secret Trump Administration Plan to Create Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 17, 2019 – In a bombshell NBC News report, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today revealed a previously secret document that shows the Trump Administration deliberately plotting to create a crisis at the southern border. The memo, dated December 2017, details deliberate plans to implement a family separation policy as a deterrent to […]