March 22, 2023
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that 11 Oregon farmers will received a combined $2.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand their influence and market new products. The grant announcement comes out in honor this week of National Ag Day 2023.
"Oregon's family farmers and ranchers have put Oregon on the map as an agriculture powerhouse, all while supporting jobs across the state. These grant dollars help kick-start efforts for family fa… Continue Reading
March 22, 2023
Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be awarding the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) $28,513,417 from the Wildlife Restoration fund for wildlife habitat restoration projects and research aimed to better manage wildlife species, and $9,229,182 from the Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) fund to support important fisheries, monitoring, and education programs throughout Oregon.
"As Chairman of the Interior Appropri… Continue Reading
March 22, 2023
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and 12 other bipartisan senators called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to ensure rural and tribal communities in need receive their fair share of federal broadband grants, in a letter today. The members urged FCC to update the National Broadband Map each month, rather than every 6 months, so broadband grants will be awarded based on the most accurate information.
The National Telecommunications and Information Agency (N… Continue Reading
February 07, 2023
This week Portland and our entire state came together to assemble a "dream team" of Oregon's women's sports luminaries at local bar The Sports Bra to show WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert that Portland is ready to get in the game - and make the winning shot - for a WNBA team.
With an all-star panel of… Continue Reading
July 13, 2022
Oregon's Silicon Forest is one of our state's biggest job creators and the beating heart of American semiconductor production. Oregonians shopping for a robotic vacuum this summer, browsing for a car on lots across the state, or any number of products probably aren't thinking about semiconductors or domestic chip manufacturing.
But at the iconic, 90-year-old Stark's Vacuums on Portland's East Side,… Continue Reading
June 22, 2022
After two years of virtual events due to COVID, it was so good to dust off my rainbow sneakers and share the joy of the Portland Pride Parade in person. Marching side-by-side with members and allies of Oregon's LGBTQ+ community (including a visit to the PRISM health center and the famous Sports Bra bar), I was reminded that today and every day, it's essential to ensure that pride prevails over prejudice throughout our country.… Continue Reading
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