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Umatilla County to Get Money for Emergency Housing Vouchers

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that 31 Oregon counties and cities – including Umatilla County - will receive about $12.8...

Oregon to Receive More Than $90 Million in Relief for Homeowners

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that Oregon will be allocated more than $90 million in federal assistance from the American Rescue Plan for homeowners...

31 Counties Receive More Than $39 Million in Secure Rural School...

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, along with U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader, announced on Monday that...

Hermiston Airport to Receive Federal Funding to Combat COVID Spread

Hermiston Municipal and Roseburg Regional Airports will each receive $23,000 in federal funds to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The funds will be used...

Federal Health Care Training Grant to Aid Students in Eastern Oregon

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Baker Technical Institute has secured a $147,203 federal grant to increase access to health care...

Greater E. Oregon Development Corp. Receives $400,000 from CARES Act

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC) has earned a $400,000 federal economic development award that would...

Merkley to Hold Remote Town Hall for Morrow County on Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a Morrow County remote town hall meeting on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. To watch and...

Oregon Lawmakers Urge Army to Clean Up Umatilla Chemical Depot

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Rep. Greg Walden urged the Army to complete its commitment to remediate the now-closed Umatilla...

Boardman Health Center to Receive $600,000 to Fight COVID-19

Columbia River Community Health Services in Boardman will receive $600,000 to combat the coronavirus. U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that more than...

Bill Aims to Help Imigrant Families During COVID-19 Health Crisis

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they will introduce legislation that would ensure everyone in the United States can have access...

City, Chamber Calling Businesses About CARES Act Assistance

The city of Hermiston, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and Hermiston Downtown District are working together to directly contact all local businesses and encourage them...

Senators Urge USDA to Provide Immediate Aid to Cattle Producers

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are urging federal officials to provide immediate assistance to cattle producers in Oregon and nationwide by using...

Lawmakers Push for Emergency Aid for Flood-Stricken Eastern Oregon

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wrote to President Trump urging for an expedited review...

Merkley Touts Oregon Hemp Industry During Governor’s Luncheon

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley touted the 2018 Farm Bill and what it means for Oregon and hemp production during Friday’s sixth annual Governor’s Luncheon...

Sen. Wyden Pushing Key Legislation for Eastern Oregon

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden announced that legislation to support rural air service and job growth in Eastern Oregon is heading to the full Senate...

Wyden, Merkley Seek Lower College Costs

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today introduced legislation to make college more affordable for students and families in Oregon and across...

Oregon Lawmakers Seek Hemp Pilot Program

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici asked the Oregon Department of Agriculture...

FAA Decision Good News for UAS Site in Pendleton

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley praised Thursday’s announcement by federal regulators that cuts red tape for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites...

Bill Aims to Clean Up Columbia River Basin

Several members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation introduced the Columbia River Basin Restoration Act on Wednesday. The act would authorize $50 million over five years for...

Letter: Delegation Concerned Over Depot Plans

Wyden, Merkley, Walden Urge Hagel to Accept No-Cost Transfer Dear Secretary Chuck Hagel: We are writing to express our strong concerns about reports that the U.S....

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