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 2020-04-02 20:14 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley call for improved net access for low-income, students...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley on Thursday demanded better mobile internet service for low-income Americans impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Improved internet access would help American families better work and...

 2020-04-02 18:44 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden announce $32 million in housing grants to Oregon communities...

Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making over $32 million in grants available to communities in Oregon to support a variety of social services and homelessness assistance progr...

 2020-04-02 17:02 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley reacts to jobless numbers, urges proper priorities...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Thursday after weekly unemployment claims shot up to a record-shattering 6.6 million, showing the economic devastation of the coronavirus crisis: "Over the last several w...

 2020-03-31 16:40 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden urge states to impose moratorium on utility shutoffs, rate hikes...

Senators Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and six colleagues introduce resolution urging states, utilities to impose moratorium on disconnections, rate hikes, more due to COVID-19 The post Merkley, Wyden urge states to impose moratorium on utility shutoffs, rate h...

 2020-03-31 04:03 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Oregon lawmakers welcome news of 'call when needed' air tanker contracts...

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., welcomed news Monday that the U.S. Forest Service has awarded "call when needed" contracts to providers of wildfire-fighting large air tankers. The post Oregon lawmakers welco...

 2020-03-30 17:55 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley offers virus resource site to help small businesses, self-employed...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., on Monday launched a new coronavirus resource webpage to provide guidance specific to small business owners, 501(c)(3)s, and self-employed Oregonians. The post Merkley offers virus resource site to help small businesses, self-em...

 2020-03-25 06:55 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden announce funding for meals to low-income seniors...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Tuesday that Oregon will receive more than $3 million to help provide home-delivered and pre-packaged meals to low-income older adults, as communities are ordered to stay home and av...

 2020-03-23 20:48 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden demand answers on testing, equipment shortages...

Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have joined 45 of their Senate colleagues in pressing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for answers about supplies and equipment in the Strategic National Stockpile critical to addressing the Co...

 2020-03-23 07:38 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley list issues with latest coronavirus relief proposal...

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued statements Sunday explaining their issues with and opposition to the current version of the third coronavirus relief package. The post Wyden, Merkley list issues with latest coronavirus relief proposal appe...

 2020-03-21 08:52 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden COVID-19 news releases Friday...

Here are four news releases issued Friday by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., addressing various efforts to relieve the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak: The post Merkley, Wyden COVID-19 news releases Friday appeared first on KTVZ ....

 2020-03-19 17:45 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, colleagues raise alarm over Americans stranded overseas...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and nine colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, raising serious concerns about Americans struggling to return home after being stranded abroad due to the COVID-...

 2020-03-19 15:59 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley, Walden, Oregon DOJ issue virus-related statements...

Another flurry of news releases Wednesday on various aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak from Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Rep. Greg Walden. We also have a release from the Oregon U.S. attorney about their response to the related issues, including prote...

 2020-03-18 15:30 

MSNBC

How to keep U.S. workers safe during coronavirus...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka join Morning Joe to discuss safety for U.S. workers and what the labor movement is doing in this time of crisis....

 2020-03-14 08:23 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Oregon senators issue numerous virus-related statements...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released at least seven coronavirus-related news releases on Friday. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., also issued a release, commenting on the passage of a virus preparation funding bill. Here are the r...

 2020-03-13 00:44 

MSNBC

'It's insane that we're leaving D.C.' Sen. Merkley on Senate break amid coronavirus pandemic...

The Senate left for a three day weekend as the House works out coronavirus legislation. Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, says, "It's insane that we're leaving D.C. in this moment."...

 2020-03-12 16:31 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley seek permanent funding of Land, Water Conservation Fund...

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., join bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce landmark legislation to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks...

 2020-03-12 04:15 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Oregon gets nearly $8 million from CDC for coronavirus response...

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., talked with NewsChannel 21 on Wednesday about how he feels Congress is dealing with the pandemic. The post Oregon gets nearly $8 million from CDC for coronavirus response appeared first on KTVZ ....

 2020-03-11 18:33 

KOIN

[ CBS Portland ]

Merkley, Bonamici work to feed kids during pandemic...

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley told KOIN 6 News kids should be able to get meals at schools if they close and during the summer....

 2020-03-09 19:50 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley announces expansion of SNAP online food purchases...

Sen. Jeff Merkley on Monday announced the expansion of a pilot program that will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Oregon to use their benefits to purchase food online from Amazon and Walmart. The post Merkley announces ...

 2020-03-07 06:45 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley: USDA change will bring back summer food aid for Oregon kids...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Friday the U.S. Department of Agriculture will once again administer a critical program that has helped fight hunger during summer months among children in Oregon, after providing no justification ...

 2020-03-06 04:44 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

GOP U.S. Senate candidate speaks in Bend...

Albany resident Jo Rae Perkins, a Republican running to unseat Sen. Jeff Merkley, spoke Thursday at the Bend Golf Club. The post GOP U.S. Senate candidate speaks in Bend appeared first on KTVZ ....

 2020-03-04 20:58 

KOIN

[ CBS Portland ]

Merkley talks coronavirus, Super Tuesday results...

Sen. Jeff Merkley said the coronavirus is a serious issue and the federal government needs to "take fundamental actions" to help stop the spread of the disease....

 2020-03-04 06:24 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley urge Supreme Court to uphold law against robocalls...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., have joined more than a dozen members of Congress to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging the Justices to uphold the validity of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the long-e...

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