Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport to receive $5.7 million in federal grant money for taxiway improvements

Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport to receive $5.7 million in federal grant money for taxiway improvements

Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden, today announced more than $16.2 million in grant funding for taxiway improvements at airports in Oregon - including $5.7 million for the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport.

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Oregon Bi-Partisan Leaders Push for Changes to Essential Air Service

Oregon Bi-Partisan Leaders Push for Changes to Essential Air Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2), are pushing the Comptroller General of the United States to consider the negative impact of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 on Klamath Falls and other rural airports in an upcoming study on reforms to the Essential Air Service program.

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Wyden, Merkley Welcome Senate Passage of Public Lands Legislation [VIDEO]

Wyden, Merkley Welcome Senate Passage of Public Lands Legislation [VIDEO]

Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today welcomed Senate passage of a bipartisan package of public lands legislation securing critical measures they achieved for Oregon, including improved flexibility for hazardous fuels reduction efforts and protections for wilderness and wild and scenic rivers in the state.

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Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues to Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect America’s National Monuments from Unlawful Attacks

Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues to Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect America’s National Monuments from Unlawful Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined more than 100 Democratic Members of Congress to introduce legislation protecting America’s treasured national monuments against the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on public lands. The America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2019 reinforces Congress’ clear intent in the Antiquities Act of 1906: Only Congress has the authority to modify a national monument designation. 

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Merkley, Wyden Announce Millions for Oregon to Fight Homelessness

Merkley, Wyden Announce Millions for Oregon to Fight Homelessness

Nearly $3 million will help organizations statewide provide supportive services to help people out of homelessness
[No monies allocated for Klamath or Lake Counties]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced nearly $3 million in Continuum of Care grants across the state, providing resources to help house and provide supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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Wyden Urges Treasury to Protect Taxpayers and Schedules Town Halls in 12 Counties

Wyden Urges Treasury to Protect Taxpayers and Schedules Town Halls in 12 Counties

IRS is operating with limited staff, which could cause refund delays and leave taxpayers vulnerable to identity theft during the 2019 filing season /// Senator’s open-to-all meetings will be in Benton, Linn, Clackamas, Polk, Wasco, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Multnomah, Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties. [No town hall meetings are currently scheduled for Klamath County]

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Wyden, Merkley Co-Sponsor Expanded Gun Background Check Bill

Wyden, Merkley Co-Sponsor Expanded Gun Background Check Bill

Washington, D.C. – Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week co-sponsored legislation that would expand federal background checks to all gun sales. The Background Check Expansion Act would fix federal law that unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm.

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Merkley, Wyden Urge FAA to Implement and Improve Airport Contract Tower Program

Merkley, Wyden Urge FAA to Implement and Improve Airport Contract Tower Program

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement a provision in this year’s FAA spending bill that would allow airports that utilize the contract tower program to become eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants from the small airport fund. 

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Tribes, SCOEDD and Lake County to Receive Grants for Rural Business Development

Tribes, SCOEDD and Lake County to Receive Grants for Rural Business Development

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced nearly $560,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development grants were awarded to projects across Oregon.

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Merkley, Wyden Announce Final Passage of Provisions that will Help Klamath Basin Farmers

Merkley, Wyden Announce Final Passage of Provisions that will Help Klamath Basin Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced final passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes drought relief language to assist Klamath Basin farmers who have been hard-hit by drought in recent years. The language is essential for the irrigators to effectively use $10 million in drought relief funds that the lawmakers secured in 2018.

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Oregon Senators Announce $7M for Oregon Community Health Centers - $286,750 for Klamath Health Partnership

Oregon Senators Announce $7M for Oregon Community Health Centers - $286,750 for Klamath Health Partnership

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that 25 community health centers throughout Oregon will get more than $7 million in federal resources to expand access to treatment for substance use and mental health treatment.

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Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Health Care, Education in Spending Bill

Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Health Care, Education in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced key provisions in education and health care in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill that will help Oregon communities. The bill passed the full Senate on Tuesday and is expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives next week.

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Merkley, Wyden Push Zinke to Fulfill Agreement with Klamath Tribes

Merkley, Wyden Push Zinke to Fulfill Agreement with Klamath Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today [September 5, 2018] pushed U.S. Department of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to reverse his decision to withhold from the Klamath Tribe almost $500,000 in already allocated funding for critical water quality research in the Upper Klamath Lake.

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Wyden, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Ensure LGBTQ Americans are Counted in Census

Wyden, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Ensure LGBTQ Americans are Counted in Census

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week introduced legislation that would require the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure the approximately 10 million Americans who identify as LGBTQ are properly counted in Census data collection.

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Airport to Receive $620k in Federal Grants

Airport to Receive $620k in Federal Grants

Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that airports in Hillsboro, Albany, Klamath Falls, Bend and Grants Pass will receive a combined $14.3 million in federal grants for facility improvements and aviation training.

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Officials Tour Request Rejected for Oregon Child Refugee Camp

Officials Tour Request Rejected for Oregon Child Refugee Camp

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Gov. Kate Brown, today released the following statement in response to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) refusing to allow the delegation to tour on Thursday evening Morrison Child & Family Services, where ORR placed children who the federal agency had separated from their parents when they crossed the border.

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Funding to Train National Guard to Fight Wildfires Passes out of Senate Committee

Funding to Train National Guard to Fight Wildfires Passes out of Senate Committee

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $7 million to train National Guard members to fight wildfires. The bill passed out of committee today.

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Wyden to Forest Service: Ensure Enough Air Tankers Are Ready to Fight Fires This Wildfire Year [VIDEO]

Wyden to Forest Service: Ensure Enough Air Tankers Are Ready to Fight Fires This Wildfire Year [VIDEO]

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden today pressed Interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen to ensure enough air tankers are available to fight fires in another significant fire year facing western communities.

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Merkley, Wyden, Walden Introduce Bill to Support Rural Air Service, Armed Forces

Merkley, Wyden, Walden Introduce Bill to Support Rural Air Service, Armed Forces

Washington, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have introduced the Defending Essential Flights and Ensuring National Security Efforts (DEFENSE) Act, which would allow rural commercial airports that are also heavily utilized by the military to access critical federal support to help maintain air service. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2) is introducing a companion bill in the House of Representatives.

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