Two Oregon members of a U.S. Congressional Delegation will join forces this Saturday to “engage and inform” the public in the political process. Lane Community College will host the three major events.
Democrats meet in Philadelphia this week to nominate Hillary Clinton for President. Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is a superdelegate to the convention, but he will not cast his vote for the former secretary of state.
Most states require voters to head to their nearest polling place each election, but since 1998 Oregonians have voted by mail. However, a new Senate bill wants to extend the practice to the rest of the country.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley visited the University of Oregon campus today (Tuesday). He spoke to constitutional law students about the Senate's refusal to hold hearings on the President's Supreme Court nominee.
During a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meeting, Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley pressed the top official on air quality to investigate the recent discovery of heavy metals in Portland.
Oregon delegates continue to react to the occupation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley was in Eugene Friday and said the occupation has been a tremendous cost to the State, and federal government because of the FBI time and local community expenses.
Both of Oregon's U.S. Senators were on the University of Oregon campus today (Monday) to hear from college students about how to deal with the rising cost of school. They called it a "listening session."