Press Releases

June 12, 2009

Merkley, Wyden Announce $11.85 Million for Oregon Biomass Projects

Washington D.C. - Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the Department of Agriculture has awarded $11.85 million to five counties in Oregon to create clean energy jobs and reduce the risk of wildfire in Oregon as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding will go to projects in Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, and Linn Counties. "During my recent trip through Southern Oregon I saw firsthand how biomass projects are creating jobs in our forests," … Continue Reading

June 10, 2009

Wyden Challenges BPA's Proposed Rate Increase on Wind Energy Producers

Portland, OR - Out of concern for the future of alternative energy in Oregon, Senator Ron Wyden today challenged the Bonneville Power Administration to do a better job integrating wind-produced electricity into its grid, charging that a BPA proposed rate increase on wind energy producers would make wind projects less profitable or "downright unaffordable." "BPA needs to be part of the solution," Wyden told a wind energy conference in Portland. "I am doing what I can to make integrating wind … Continue Reading

June 09, 2009

Wyden "Trigger" Rumors are "False"

"There is a rumor making the rounds that Sen. Wyden supports the Snowe proposal for a public option "trigger." That rumor is false. It never happened and he has at no time expressed support for this idea."As happens so often both around Congress and across the Internet, false information gets spread and repeated until even well-meaning commentators begin to adopt and repeat the false information as if it were fact. This appears to have happened with former Secretary Reich, and we … Continue Reading

June 08, 2009

Wyden, Merkley Announce $15 million in Recovery Package Funding for Low-Income Weatherization Programs

Washington, D.C. - Continuing efforts to make sure low-income Oregonians have safely heated and more energy efficient homes, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced today that Oregon's Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAP) will receive more than $15 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."This economic recovery funding will put folks back to work the right way," said Wyden. "We are going to do well by doing good … Continue Reading

June 05, 2009

Wyden, Snowe Introduce Legislation to Prevent Discriminatory Wireless Tax Increases

WASHINGTON, DC - Working to ensure American telecommunications networks remain on the cutting edge of wireless technology and keep pace with foreign competitors, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have introduced the Mobile Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2009 to enact a five-year moratorium on new or increased taxes on wireless telecommunications infrastructure and services. Supported by a bipartisan coalition of Senators including Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), John McCain … Continue Reading

June 04, 2009

Wyden Promotes Strategy to Cut Medicare Costs

Washington, D.C. - Seeking to curb the cost of Medicare by promoting healthy lifestyles that lower the incidence of chronic disease, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today introduced the "Healthy Living, Healthy Aging Demonstration Project Act of 2009." The legislation would establish a demonstration project to evaluate strategies to lower rates of chronic disease for individuals who are about to enter the Medicare program. Up to six eligible partnerships between public health departments and … Continue Reading

June 01, 2009

Wyden Calls for Second Look at Chrysler's Decision to Close Dealerships

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to protect as many Oregon jobs as possible, Senator Ron Wyden has asked the head of the White House's Automobile Task Force to determine whether the decision to close Chrysler dealerships is in the best interest of the state and the nation. "It is inconsistent with American values to force business owners to secure financing with their homes and other personal assets and then turn around and shut them down and refuse to buy back their cars," Wyden said. "I'm … Continue Reading

May 28, 2009

Wyden, Merkley Announce Funding To Improve Access to Mental Health Treatment for Rural Veterans

Washington, D.C- Continuing efforts to make sure all of Oregon's veterans have access to the quality medical care they deserve, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D- Ore.) announced today that the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center will receive $1.9 million to improve mental health treatment for veterans in rural Oregon. "As more and more of our veterans confront the sometimes severe mental health effects of serving in a very dangerous environment, we must commit to … Continue Reading

May 27, 2009

Wyden Statement on Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court:"By selecting Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama fulfilled his promise not only to consult with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, but to ultimately appoint an individual with a 'sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and … Continue Reading

May 22, 2009

Wyden, Merkley Applaud Obama Decision to Restore Salmon Recovery Money

Portland, OR - Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today applauded the decision by the Obama administration to amend its budget to include $50 million for the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund. "Since its inception in 2000, this fund has supported the health of Oregon communities, rural economies, and the waters of Oregon as well as salmon and steelhead populations," Wyden said. "It was inadvertently left out of the budget and the Obama administration is to be commended for recognizing … Continue Reading

May 21, 2009

Wyden Introduces Bills to Transfer Property in LaPine and Wallowa

Washington, D.C. - Working to provide opportunities for economic development in two of Oregon's hardest hit areas, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation today to allow LaPine and Wallowa to use hundreds of acres of federal land to sustain community attractions, shore up significant infrastructure needs, and preserve historic areas. "Recreation has long been an economic engine in Oregon," Wyden said. "These bills will be a shot in the arm for these two very deserving … Continue Reading

May 21, 2009

Wyden, Markey Introduce "Independence at Home" Act

Washington, D.C. - With the goal of keeping chronically ill Medicare patients in their homes and also improving their health care, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced the "Independence at Home Act." The bill will create a pilot program to bring primary care medical services to Medicare beneficiaries with … Continue Reading

May 21, 2009

Wyden, Gregg, Blumenauer Put Patients in the Driver's Seat

Washington, DC - Giving Medicare patients a greater role in their care while containing costs of that care, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) along with U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the Empowering Medicare Patient Choices Act. The bill will create a "shared decision-making process" between physicians and patients, offering incentives for doctors to inform patients of all their treatment options, and the risks and benefits of those … Continue Reading

May 20, 2009

Wyden Unveils Energy Agenda to End U.S. Addiction to Foreign Oil

Washington, D.C. - Offering a new direction for the U.S. Senate energy debate, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a series of energy initiatives today aimed at reducing America's consumption of fossil fuels. The package of eight initiatives takes a market-based approach to green energy by focusing on ways to make alternative energy more competitive with fossil fuels while promoting energy efficiency and innovation in new sustainable energy technologies. "This country can't break free … Continue Reading

May 14, 2009

Wyden to hold Town Halls in Washington, Columbia Counties on May 24

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host town hall meetings on May 24, 2009, in Vernonia and Forest Grove. Columbia and Washington county residents are invited to attend the open forums to ask questions and voice their concerns. Senator Wyden has been holding town halls in each Oregon county every year since 1996. The events in Vernonia and Forest Grove are numbers 513 and 514 respectively Columbia County Town Hall Meeting Date: May 24, 2009 … Continue Reading

May 14, 2009

Wyden to Hold Town Halls in Grant, Harney, Lake Counties on May 23

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host town hall meetings on May 23, 2009, in Burns, John Day and Lakeview. Harney, Grant and Lake county residents are invited to attend the open forums to ask questions and voice their concerns. Senator Wyden has been holding town halls in each Oregon county every year since 1996. The events in Burns, John Day and Lakeview are numbers 510, 511, and 512 respectively Harney County Town Hall Meeting Date: May 23, 2009 … Continue Reading

May 14, 2009

Wyden to hold Town Halls in Lincoln, Tillamook Counties on May 30

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host town hall meetings on May 30, 2009, in Lincoln City and Tillamook. Lincoln and Tillamook county residents are invited to attend the open forums to ask questions and voice their concerns. Senator Wyden has been holding town halls in each Oregon county every year since 1996. The events in Lincoln City and Tillamook are numbers 515 and 516 respectively Lincoln County Town Hall Meeting Date: May 30, 2009 … Continue Reading

May 13, 2009

FEMA Agrees to Delay Eviction of Vernonia Residents from Trailers

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, the Federal Emergency Management Agency today agreed to give Vernonia families left homeless by a December 2007 flood an additional four months to stay in their FEMA-provided trailers. FEMA was planning to evict the families on June 8, but in a letter sent last Thursday to Dennis Hunsinger, FEMA deputy administrator for Region X, Wyden requested a delay to give the families more time to finish rebuilding. In a response to Wyden, Hunsinger … Continue Reading

May 12, 2009

Wyden, Merkley Urge Funding for Salmon Disaster Relief

Washington, D.C. - Working to save Oregon's salmon industry and the coastal communities that rely on it, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D- Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) asked the Senate Appropriations Committee today for an additional $9.8 million in federal disaster assistance."This is the third year out of the last four years that commercial salmon fishing has been virtually eliminated along the Oregon coastline due to low salmon return numbers from one of the major salmon runs," Wyden and … Continue Reading

May 08, 2009

Statement on Efforts to End Offshore Corporate Tax Loopholes

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement on efforst to end offshore corporate tax loopholes: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE … Continue Reading

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