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  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured investments in a wide range of Oregon priorities in the federal spending bill passed by the Senate last week. The provisions championed by Merkley will help put Oregonians to work in the woods reducing the threat of wildfires, ensure the maintenance and availability […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, working together with local officials, has secured funding for the dredging of Depoe Bay Harbor to be included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2019 budget. Dubbed the “World’s Smallest Navigable Harbor,” Depoe Bay Harbor is home to several small fishing charters, as well as an arm of the Oregon […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has secured key provisions that will help create jobs and improve infrastructure in Oregon communities in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Energy and Water appropriations bill, which was voted out of committee late last week. “One of the most gratifying parts of serving on the Senate Appropriations Committee is that I […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, Representative Earl Blumenauer, Senator Ron Wyden, Representative Suzanne Bonamici and Representative Peter DeFazio yesterday introduced the Columbia River Basin Restoration Act. The legislation would authorize $50 million over five years for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a voluntary, competitive Columbia Basin grants program for projects that assist in eliminating […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Jeff Merkley has announced that the omnibus spending bill expected to pass the Senate and the U.S. House this week includes a provision that will help strengthen Oregon’s small ports and make sure that small ports in America receive their fair share of funding. The omnibus spending bill includes $48 million for small ports, […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Storage, Technology

    The proposed Energy and Water 2019 spending bill, which allots $5 million for the development of PacWave national wave energy test site, has passed the full senate in Oregon.

  • 5 November 2012

    According to Congressman Peter DeFazio, the dredging future for Port of Port Orford will not be so bright this year. The Army Corps of Engineers says it can’t afford to dredge the port this year, nor in the near future, reports theworldlink.com. The several small ports in the Northwest will face similar cuts. “This would […]

  • 22 August 2013

    Recently, at the Oregon Coast Economic Summit, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced plans to introduce the “Marine Debris Emergency Act,” a bill to help communities affected by marine debris emergencies. The bill would expedite the current grant award process made through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris program and give preference in […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, announced yesterday that the Senate’s 2020 water resources legislation contains major victories for communities across Oregon. Merkley has spent months working with community leaders all over the state developing detailed proposals to address local challenges. As a member of […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have introduced the Living Shorelines Act, legislation that would create a new grant program for nature-based shoreline protection projects known as living shorelines. “As sea-level rise and coastal storms continue to threaten thousands of coastal communities and economies, investing in living shorelines can help reduce risk from […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced the Columbia River Restoration Act (CRRA). The CRRA would authorize $50 million over five years for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a voluntary, competitive Columbia Basin grants program for projects that assist in eliminating or reducing pollution, cleaning up contaminated sites, improving […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Peter DeFazio has joined members of the Oregon delegation in sending a letter to Assistant Secretary for the Army of Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Administration to use a portion of federal funds towards operations and maintenance projects at Oregon’s small ports. Representatives Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, along with Senators Ron Wyden […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader yesterday strongly urged federal officials to support a flood protection feasibility study for Portland. The Oregon lawmakers said that their request comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised concerns about the prospects for a Portland […]

  • 5 April 2012

    Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley on April 2nd kicked off a two week tour of Oregon manufacturing facilities with a tour of Vigor Industrial and a roundtable discussion with Portland area manufacturing businesses The “Made in Oregon” tour is a chance for Senator Merkley to hear directly from Oregon businesses about what is working for Oregon’s […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that included in the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations committee bill is $2 million for Scoggins Dam upgrades, $48 million for small ports and over $300 million for additional port programs. “The funding included in the appropriations bill will be a huge relief to Oregon’s port communities […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Congressman Peter DeFazio and Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) urging them to find funds to dredge the Port of Port Orford before it becomes unusable and threatens the local economy. DeFazio, Wyden, and Merkley asked the USACE to add funds to dredge the […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Ryan Fisher urging the Trump Administration to fund critical maintenance and dredging of Oregon’s small ports and jetties. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici, along with Senators Ron Wyden and […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    In an effort to help Ocean State scientists, researchers, and engineers develop new, ocean-based technology, US Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is teaming up with several colleagues on legislation to increase domestic production of low-carbon, renewable energy from the natural power in ocean waves, tides, and currents. The nation’s oceans represent a major potential source of […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, joined by Representatives Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer, have urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support essential dredging and maintenance of Oregon’s small ports in its 2017 work plan. “Oregon’s ports and harbors are the lifeblood of the coastal communities they serve, enhancing regional […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation sent a letter yesterday to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Obama Administration to use a portion of the federal funds allocated for dredging at Oregon’s ports. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici, along with Senators Ron Wyden and […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    All seven members of Oregon’s congressional delegation yesterday urged federal environmental officials to support the prompt transition of the Portland Harbor Superfund site from the prolonged study phase to active cleanup. The letter from U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici […]

  • 6 March 2014

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has heeded their call to fund dredging operations at Oregon’s ports. As a result, Oregon’s ports will receive $19 million more in assistance – $4.2 million of it to six small ports that would have otherwise received $0 in federal […]