Press Releases

April 29, 2021

Wyden, Markey Introduce GREEN Communications Act to Promote Network Resiliency and Energy Efficiency in Communications Networks

Washington, DC - U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced the Generating Resilient and Energy Efficient Network (GREEN) Communications Act, legislation that will harden our communications networks against climate change and natural disasters, while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint of communications infrastructure. "Oregonians know first-hand that hardening our communications networks is a life-and-death proposition as supercharged wildfires … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Wyden, Merkley: Oregon to Receive More Than $90 Million in Relief for Homeowners

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Oregon will be allocated more than $90 million in federal assistance from the American Rescue Plan for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage, home insurance and utility payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "No one should have to fear losing their home due to circumstances beyond their control, like a global pandemic," Wyden said. "The economic fallout of this public health crisis has underlined just … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Wyden, Rubio, Durbin and Boozman Introduce Resolution Condemning Repression of Iranian Baha’i

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a resolution condemning Iran's government for persecuting the 300,000 members of the Baha'i faith. "Baha'is in Iran should be free to practice their faith safely and peacefully," Wyden said. "But the Iranian government continues to wrongly imprison Baha'i religious leaders and persecute their followers, in violation of Iran's own international commitments. This … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Wyden Joins Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Stop Sexual Harassment in STEM

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden today joined colleagues to introduce legislation that would improve the understanding of factors contributing to sexual harassment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, examine impacts of harassment on individuals and policies to reduce it, and spur interagency efforts to mitigate this harassment. "As the #MeToo movement continues to spotlight, sexual harassment remains all too prevalent in the workplace. Too often, … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Wyden Joins Warren to Introduce Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today joined U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and colleagues to introduce legislation that would ensure every family in Oregon and nationwide has access to high-quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities by establishing a network of federally-supported, locally administered child care options. "Working families in Oregon and throughout our country face the daunting challenge of soaring child care expenses while trying to make a … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Merkley, Wyden, Colleagues Push Plan to Help Long-Term Unemployed Oregonians Get Back to Work

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden-alongside U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Andy Levin (D-MI-09)-have introduced the Long-Term Unemployment Elimination Act, legislation to create a subsidized jobs program that would help Americans who have been unemployed long-term finally get back to work. Even before the pandemic hit, over 1 million Americans were looking for work for over six months and could not find a job. That number rose … Continue Reading

April 26, 2021

Merkley, Wyden, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Break America’s Addiction to Fossil Fuels, Ban U.S. Oil Exports

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden-alongside their colleagues U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)-introduced legislation to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and reinstate the ban on exporting American crude oil and natural gas abroad. The Block All New (BAN) Oil Exports Act would help prioritize American consumers, protect the climate, promote environmental justice, and encourage the United … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Wyden Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Child Care for Working Families Act

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said today he has joined U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and colleagues to introduce the Child Care for Working Families Act, comprehensive legislation to address the child care crisis and ensure that working families can find and afford high-quality child care. "Working families in Oregon and across the nation have long been struggling to navigate child care deserts, but the pandemic has laid bare that too many women are being forced to … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Wyden Will Hold Three Online Town Halls for Oregonians

Portland - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today announced he will have live on-line town halls hosted by People's Town Hall for residents of Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wasco counties Wyden has held 970 in-person town halls statewide in fulfillment of his pledge to hold at least one town hall each year in each of Oregon's 36 counties. Wyden has postponed in-person town halls until there are clear-cut public health guidelines that a large open-to-all public meeting poses no unusual health risk … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Wyden, Merkley: City of Ashland to Receive $3 Million Federal Wildfire Grant

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the city of Ashland has secured a $3 million federal grant to fund the creation of wildfire defensible space for 1,100 homes and the replacement of 23 wood shake roofs with ignition-resistant roof materials. "Ashland residents know from painful experience the frightening hazards of living and working in a region at serious risk of wildfires," Wyden said. "This federal investment will help to protect hundreds … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Resolution Honoring Beverly Cleary Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today passed a resolution by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley honoring Oregon-born author Beverly Cleary for her timeless impact on children's literature with Ramona, Beezus, Henry and many other memorable characters she brought to life for young readers with her books set in Northeast Portland. "Beverly Cleary had a unique ability to write books that the whole family could enjoy, wearing out copies of Beezus and Ramona after years and years of bedtime … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Wyden Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Soil Health, Crop Resilience and Address the Climate Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today reintroduced legislation to help address the climate crisis by encouraging farming practices that improve soil health and crop resilience and lower the amount of carbon in the atmosphere - with a strong focus on supporting the nation's small, rural and underserved farmers in this transition. "Every day should be Earth Day, where we acknowledge the need for and prioritize climate action to protect our planet for future generations. … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Co-sponsor Clean Commute for Kids Act

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today co-sponsored legislation that would protect children's health by investing $25 billion to replace existing diesel buses in the nation's school bus fleet with zero-emission vehicles. "Children riding a school bus throughout Oregon and nationwide should not be forced to breathe polluted air when heading to school in the morning and back home in the afternoon," Wyden said. "As schools reopen to in-person learning after … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Join Colleagues to Reintroduce Green New Deal Resolution

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they joined colleagues to reintroduce the Green New Deal Resolution (GND), legislation that would address the existential challenge of climate change and create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the process. "Oregonians enduring longer wildfire seasons along with prolonged droughts know full well how the climate crisis is already ravaging communities throughout our state," Wyden said. "The need to act is now, … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Wyden, Crapo, Merkley, Risch Urge Biden Administration to Support Long-term Stability for Secure Rural Schools Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, today asked the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to support long-term stability for the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program to ensure rural counties have the consistent funding needed for schools, road maintenance, and other essential services. In a letter to OMB Acting Director Shalanda Young, the senators requested that OMB include a permanent national endowment … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Wyden, Paul and Bipartisan Members of Congress Introduce The Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., and 18 other senators, today introduced a bill to put a stop to shady data brokers buying and selling Americans' Constitutional rights. The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act closes the legal loophole that allows data brokers to sell Americans' personal information to law enforcement and intelligence agencies without any court oversight - in contrast to the strict rules for phone companies, social media sites and … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Reintroduce Bill to Allow VA to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they have joined colleagues to reintroduce legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in Oregon and the 35 other states that have established medical marijuana programs. "Plenty of evidence suggests that medical marijuana holds promise for pain management, PTSD and other medical conditions frequently experienced by our wounded warriors. … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Wyden Co-sponsors Legislation to Invest in Forest, Watershed Restoration Across the West

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today joined U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., to introduce legislation that would create or sustain more than 2 million jobs in the outdoors by investing in forest and watershed restoration. "The climate crisis is not some distant threat. It's here, and families out West feel its impacts year after year as catastrophic wildfires and extreme weather events devastate their communities," Wyden said. "Climate action and climate resilience efforts go hand … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Wyden, Democrats Question DOJ Funding of Unproven Predictive Policing Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., with seven other members, asked the Justice Department to account for how it funds and oversees so-called predictive policing programs, especially whether the programs actually reduce crime, and the potential to amplify biased results that harm marginalized groups. Reps. Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Wyden Releases Draft Legislation to Protect Americans’ Personal Data From Hostile Foreign Governments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released a discussion draft of legislation to regulate the export of Americans' sensitive personal information to potentially hostile foreign nations. The Protecting Americans' Data from Foreign Surveillance Act would create new safeguards against exporting sensitive personal information to foreign countries if doing so could harm U.S. national security. "Shady data brokers shouldn't get rich selling Americans' private data to foreign … Continue Reading

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