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News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Western Wildfire Funding Attached To Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 4:01 p.m. | Portland

As big fires batter Oregon, the state's U.S. senators make the case for more federal help.

News | local | Politics | Health

Northwest Democrats Blast Senate GOP's 'Meaner' Health Care Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:03 p.m. | Portland

The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.

News | Nation | Politics | Election | local

Oregon's Congressional Democrats Push For National Vote-By-Mail

OPB | May 25, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."

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Oregon Congressional Delegation Urges ICE To Release Injured Man

OPB | April 8, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s representatives on Capitol Hill are putting pressure on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release a 21-year-old Portland man recovering from a car crash.

News | Nation | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | March 3, 2017 noon

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Senators On Trump Nominees, Walden On Health Care

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Both of Oregon's U.S. senators are working to block President Trump's nominees, including his pick for the Supreme Court.

News | Nation | Politics | Election | local | Elections

Oregon Sen. Merkley, House Speaker Kotek To Speak At DNC Monday

OPB | July 24, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night, OPB has confirmed.

Think Out Loud

Primary Election Results | Supreme Court Nominee | Sen. Jeff Merkley

OPB | March 16, 2016 noon

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we analyze primary election results, delve into the President's Supreme Court nominee, and talk to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Energy | Land use | Environment

Lawmakers Want To Keep Fossil Fuels In Ground

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 4, 2015 9 a.m.

A Northwest senator is behind a proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by going to the very start of the carbon cycle: the coal, oil and natural gas that has yet to be extracted from the ground.

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Incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley Defeats Monica Wehby In Oregon Race

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 8:15 p.m. | Portland

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley will continue to represent Oregon in Washington, D.C., for another term.

Think Out Loud

Senate Democratic Incumbent: Jeff Merkley

OPB | Sept. 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is running for reelection against Republican challenger Monica Wehby.

Think Out Loud

Jeff Merkley Reacts To Filibuster Compromise

OPB | July 16, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The U.S. Senate avoided the so-called "nuclear option" of limiting the filibuster. We'll hear what Senator Jeff Merkley thinks of the plan.

Think Out Loud

Jeff Merkley Holds Hearing On Middle Class

OPB | June 4, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has invited struggling Oregonians featured in the documentary film American Winter to testify before a Senate subcommittee on economic policy.

Think Out Loud

Jeff Merkley Talks Filibuster Reform

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 12:06 p.m.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) wants to fight congressional gridlock by changing the filibuster rule.

Think Out Loud

Jeff Merkley

OPB | Feb. 15, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley joins us to talk about a number of issues, including a Constitutional Amendment that would invalidate the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.

Think Out Loud

Summer Recess: Jeff Merkley

OPB | Aug. 26, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Senator Jeff Merkley visits Think Out Loud to share his experiences from the year so far and to answer your questions. What would you like to ask him?

Think Out Loud

Controlling LNG

OPB | March 11, 2010 9 a.m.

How much authority should states have over liquified natural gas projects?

Think Out Loud

Getting Personal in Public

OPB | Feb. 25, 2010 9 a.m.

What motivates people to share personal stories in public — whether online, on stage, or in writing?

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Merkley Wins

OPB | Nov. 7, 2008 midnight

What should his priorities be?

Think Out Loud

Candidate Conversation: U.S. Senator

OPB | Oct. 27, 2008 midnight

What's important to you in Oregon's Senate race?