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'Die-In' In Eugene Protests GOP Health Care Bill

The Register-Guard | July 6, 2017 6:57 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Three members of Oregon’s congressional delegation spent part of their Fourth of July recess rallying opposition to the latest Republican-­drafted effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley Launches Bill To Completely Phase-Out Fossil Fuels In US

OPB | April 27, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Called the "100 by 50 Act," it aims to run 100 percent of the country on clean and renewable energy by 2050.

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Merkley, DeFazio Rally In Eugene To Defend The Affordable Care Act

The Register-Guard | Feb. 26, 2017 9:06 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Oregon’s junior senator, Democrat Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., spoke to the crowd at the Save Our Health Care Rally in a plaza on the Lane Community College campus.

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Hundreds Rally In Portland In Support Of Affordable Care Act

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 8:20 a.m. | Portland

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici took part in the event at a gymnasium in support of the Affordable Care Act.

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Politics Of Trade: The Northwest's Complicated Relationship To The TPP

OPB | July 27, 2016 12:33 p.m. | Philadelphia

Lawmakers from the Pacific Northwest have traditionally been strong supporters of trade agreements. But Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have changed the politics of trade. 

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3 Things To Watch On The 1st Day Of The DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016 4 a.m.

Bernie Sanders is expected to speak hot on the heels of the ousting of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Also, Oregon will be represented by Sen. Jeff Merkley and Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek.

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TriMet Awarded $3.4M Grant To Buy Electric Buses

Pamplin Media Group | July 24, 2016 10:27 a.m.

TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain.

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OPB Politics Now: Dallas Repercussions, VP Rumors, And More

OPB | July 7, 2016 2:49 p.m. | Portland

We’ll discuss the local repercussions of police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana and the deaths of five police officers in Dallas Thursday.

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Top Sanders Supporters Talk Up Merkley As Clinton VP Pick

OPB | July 5, 2016 2:24 p.m. | Portland

They argue that Sen. Jeff Merkley — the only senator to back Bernie Sanders in the primary — would help unify the Democratic Party behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Political Chat: Merkley Endorses Sanders, Kasich Makes Oregon Move

OPB | April 16, 2016 11:39 a.m. | Portland

It’s our weekly roundup of the week in politics with Bill Lunch and Jeff Mapes. They discuss Sen. Jeff Merkley's endorsement of Bernie Sanders and John Kasich's support in Oregon.

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Merkley Explains His Endorsement Of Sanders

Portland Tribune | April 14, 2016 3:27 p.m.

Oregon’s Jeff Merkley says a shared vision on key issues led him to become the first U.S. senator to endorse Bernie Sanders for president.

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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

OPB | April 13, 2016 6:56 a.m.

Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon has become the first of Bernie Sanders' Senate colleagues to endorse his presidential candidacy.

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Senator Merkley Asks IRS For Ways To Fix Tax ID Fraud

OPB | April 8, 2016 1:49 p.m. | Portland

As the tax filing deadline approaches, Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is asking the Internal Revenue Service to improve security.

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Senator Merkley Not Opposed To Owyhee Monument Designation

OPB | March 16, 2016 12:40 p.m.

Oregon's junior senator says he has urged the administration to address the concerns of locals.

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Oregon Senator Tries To Find GMO Labeling Compromise

OPB | March 11, 2016 12:08 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley is trying to stop a federal ban on labeling products as containing genetically modified organisms.

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Painted Hills Wilderness Proposed For Eastern Oregon

OPB | May 7, 2015 3 p.m.

Newly introduced legislation promises economic development in Wheeler County and increased habitat protections for the recreation destination.

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Top Stories: Congressmen Advocate For Local Control Of Chemical Depot Land, Eugene Fines Uber $118,000

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Thursday, Jan. 15: Oregon congressional delegation issued concerns over a possible reversal on the decision to return the Umatilla Chemical Depot land to local control at no cost; the city of Eugene has fined ride service company Uber $118,000 for operating without a license; and more.

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Top Stories: Second Washington Shooting Victim Dies, Merkley First U.S. Senator To Support Legal Pot

OPB | Oct. 27, 2014 7:30 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Monday, Oct. 27: A second victim of Friday's shooting at a Washington high school has died; Sen. Jeff Merkley is the first U.S. senator to support legalizing marijuana; the Eugene Planning Commission is considering a boundary expansion; and more.

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Top Stories: Officials Say Local Ebola Scares No Reason For Alarm, Wildfire Season Over For Southwest Oregon

OPB | Oct. 16, 2014 8 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 16: After two Ebola scares in Oregon, officials say there is no reason for alarm; wildfire season is officially over for southwest Oregon; U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby's campaign reported its best fundraising quarter yet; and more.

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Top Stories: U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off During Only Debate, Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Meet Again

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014 7:30 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 15: U.S. Senate candidates Monica Wehby and Sen. Jeff Merkley faced off in the pair's only debate; Oregon gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Kitzhaber and Rep. Dennis Richardson met for a second debate; a business consultant found Cover Oregon's problems stemmed from poor management; and more.