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 2020-07-05 15:14 

Business Insider

A US senator wants to propose legislation blocking middle seats on planes after he flew on a crowded American Airlines flight...

US Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is planning to introduce legislation to require US airlines to block middle seats on their aircraft. Merkley was flying on American Airlines on Thursday when he grew frustrated with the airline's lack of social distancin...

 2020-07-04 21:29 

USA Today

Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to ban sale of middle seats on airplanes during coronavirus pandemic...
 2020-07-04 19:45 

Breitbart.com

Democrat Senator to Introduce Bill to 'Ban the Sale of Middle Seats' on Flights Through Pandemic...

Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced his intention to introduce a bill to...

 2020-07-04 02:32 

The Hill

Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed flight...

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced Friday he intends to introduce a bill banning the sale of tickets for middle seats on flights for as long as the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the U.S....

 2020-07-03 20:37 

The Daily Mail

Chrissy Teigen SLAMS American Airlines for not caring if passengers 'get sick and die' on flights...

Chrissy Teigen publicly lambasted American Airlines on Friday, after Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) uploaded a photo of his packed flight to Twitter....

 2020-07-01 18:38 

KOIN

[ CBS Portland ]

Merkley pitches Constitutional amendment to ban forced labor...

Noting that the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery "except as a punishment for a crime," Sen. Jeff Merkley is preparing to introduce a Constitutional Amendment to end forced, unpaid labor....

 2020-06-29 23:26 

The Oregonian

Oregon senators renew push to punish Saudi Arabia over suspected role in whisking fugitives out of US...

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are renewing a push to have the Trump administration investigate — and potentially punish — the government of Saudi Arabia for its suspected role in whisking its citizens out of the United States to escape...

 2020-06-29 21:55 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley back bill to extend federal eviction moratorium to March...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., co-sponsored legislation Monday that would extend the federal eviction moratorium by nearly eight months, to March 27, 2021, and expand it to cover nearly all renters. The Protecting Renters f...

 2020-06-29 19:30 

Daily Kos

Democrats eye filibuster reform if they win the Senate...

Momentum is building among Democrats to reform or eliminate the legislative filibuster if the party retakes the Senate in November. And about time. Sen. Jeff Merkley has been pushing filibuster reform for years, but suddenly some of the key voices for sta...

 2020-06-27 05:14 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Prineville Airport receives $1.3 million federal grant for improvements...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Friday that airports in La Grande, Cave Junction, Prineville and Gleneden Beach have earned a total of more than $9.1 million in federal grants for improvements to runways, taxiways,...

 2020-06-25 23:16 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden intro bill to remove Confederate names, monuments from military bases...

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Democratic colleagues introduce legislation requiring the Pentagon to remove all names, other elements that honor or commemorate the Confederacy from all military bases within a year. The post Merkley, Wyden intro ...

 2020-06-25 21:15 

Fortune

New bill would bar federal agencies from using facial-recognition technology...

The bill, introduced by Senators Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, and other, would ban federal agencies from using facial recognition technology....

 2020-06-23 04:34 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley criticizes years of EPA delays, urges Congress to ban asbestos...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., lead sponsor of the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, released the following statement Monday marking the four-year anniversary of the signing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century ...

 2020-06-19 02:23 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Governor, senators, others react to U.S. Supreme Court ruling...

Gov. Kate Brown, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and many others voiced reactions to Thursday's 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The post Governor, se...

 2020-06-17 18:19 

KOIN

[ CBS Portland ]

Merkley notes 'big love hug to national parks system'...

Sen. Jeff Merkley was most happy to talk about was the Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act that provides permanent and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund....

 2020-06-17 16:52 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Wyden, Merkley hail Senate passage of 'Great American Outdoors Act'...

Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley welcome Senate passage Wednesday of legislation to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, address a major maintenance backlog in national parks, on federal lands. The post Wyden, Merkley ...

 2020-06-17 16:37 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley seeks nominations for U.S. service academies...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has begun the process for nominating young Oregonians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Cl...

 2020-06-12 21:20 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Oregon lawmakers press for more testing supplies for long-term care facilities...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., on Friday led all six Democratic members of Oregon's congressional delegation in pushing the Trump administration to help meet Oregon's urgent need for critical coronavirus testing supplies at long-term care facilities. ...

 2020-06-11 16:30 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

COCC president backs Merkley bid for $47 billion in higher ed coronavirus relief...

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., led a group of 31 senators Thursday in urging Senate leadership to include $47 billion in financial support for students and institutions of higher learning in the upcoming coronavirus relief package. The post COCC president bac...

 2020-06-11 06:20 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden urge steps to block military use against peaceful demonstrations...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Jeff Merkley and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), on Wednesday urged the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Defense Appropriations ...

 2020-06-11 05:50 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Merkley, Wyden seek GAO review of safety of rubber bullets used in protests...

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are requesting that the Government Accountability Office immediately conduct a review to examine the safety of rubber bullets being used against protesters during civil rights protests. Merkley a...

 2020-06-10 18:12 

KOIN

[ CBS Portland ]

Merkley involved in protest, pandemic legislation...

As the pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd continue nationwide, Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley is deeply involved in legislation on both issues....

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