House Passes Bill to Ensure 8-Year-Old Locally Supported Land Exchange in Oregon
H.R. 699, the “Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act,” sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) passed on suspension by a vote of 415-1. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement
SENATE PASSES PROVISIONS TO HELP REBUILD LOST HOUSING FOR COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBES
U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that provisions to help fulfill long-unmet housing obligations to tribes along the Columbia River have passed the full U.S. Senate as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA)
Rep. Peter DeFazio Announces New Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness across Southwestern Oregon
Representative Peter DeFazio today announced nearly a million dollars in new funding has been awarded to combat veteran homelessness across southwestern Oregon. The VA has awarded $985,293 in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families avoid homelessness
MERKLEY AND WYDEN ANNOUNCE $4.7 MILLION TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS ACROSS OREGON
Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded over $4.7 million in grant funding for homeless veterans in Oregon. The funding comes from the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program and will be distributed to organizations across the state.
Wyden and Merkley Announce $4.7 Million to Help Homeless Veterans Across Oregon
Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded over $4.7 million in grant funding for homeless veterans in Oregon. The funding comes from the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program and will be distributed to organizations across the state.
Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with their Housing Rights
John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.
Wyden, Merkley, Bipartisan Group Of Members Of Congress File Amicus Brief In Support Of...
Bipartisan Group Of Current And Former Senators And House Members Argue In Amicus Brief That Clean Power Plan Is A Pragmatic Solution To Address The Largest Source Of Carbon Pollution In America
MERKLEY COMPLETES OREGON AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley completed his Oregon Affordable Housing Tour today after stops in Portland, Medford and Eugene this week. Merkley held roundtable discussions in each city with local and state advocates about what the federal government can do to help address the housing crisis that is gripping the entire state. Additionally, Merkley heard directly from Oregonians who have been affected by rising rental prices, lack of available housing and skyrocketing housing prices
Wendy Serrano Joins the Home Forward Board of Commissioners
Wendy Serrano, a Field Representative for Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s office, has been appointed to the board of commissioners. She holds a City of Portland seat on the nine-member citizen commission.
MERKLEY APPLAUDS OREGON LEGISLATURE’S PASSAGE OF BILL TO END COAL ELECTRICITY, BOOST RENEWABLE ENERGY...
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Oregon State Senate passed landmark legislation to end the usage of coal-powered electricity in the state and to increase the percentage of the state’s electricity generated from renewable power sources to 50% by 2040. The legislation, which was previously passed by the Oregon House of Representatives, will now go to the Governor to be signed into law
MERKLEY STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT TO HELP REBUILD FLINT AND OTHER CRUMBLING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after Senate leaders, including Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, announced an agreement to move forward on a package of emergency funding to help Flint, Michigan with its water crisis and to help other cities across the country avert similar crises by investing in repairs and replacements for crumbling water infrastructure.
USDA to Help Finance New Farm Waste Biorefinery in Oregon
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah joined Sen. Jeff Merkley in Oregon today to pledge their support for a new biorefinery in the state.
MERKLEY ANNOUNCES $36 MILLION IN HOUSING FUNDS FOR STATE OF OREGON
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley announced that Oregon would receive over $36 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury to assist homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure. Today’s announcement from the Treasury Department includes an opportunity for the state of Oregon to apply for an additional $110 million to address housing needs in the state. Senator Merkley has been instrumental in advocating for additional funding to address the foreclosure crisis that has rocked Oregon since the Great Recession and called on the Treasury Department to release this funding
MERKLEY DECRIES REPUBLICAN BLOCKADE OF AID TO FLINT, LACK OF INVESTMENT IN CRUMBLING WATER...
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement as Senate Republicans continued to block proposed aid to Flint, Michigan, where families are facing lead-poisoned tap water