Senator Jeff Merkley was in Central Oregon today, hosting town halls and taking questions from local residents. Central Oregon Daily stopped by two of the town halls, one in Madras and the other in Bend. Reporter Anyssa Bohanan has more from the town hall in Bend this afternoon.
Senator Jeff Merkley was in Deschutes County on Friday for a unity rally ahead of Tuesday’s election. Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with him to discuss his take on some of the biggest issues facing Oregonians and some national hot button issues: starting with immigration.
Denial Prompts Questions About Immigration Detention Centers
Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley tried to visit an immigration detention facility in Texas over the weekend. However he was denied access to the building, which prompted the Senator to question what is going on behind the closed doors of immigration detention facilities, some of which house children that have been seperated from their families.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has a closer look at what happened on the Senator’s trip to Texas.
U.S Senator Jeff Merkley visited Warm Springs and Sisters this week for town hall meetings. Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton looks at some of the issues raised at the town halls, from veteran’s care and public lands to school safety.
In the third of his three Central Oregon town halls on Saturday, Senator Jeff Merkley closed out his appearance in front of more than 500 people at Ridgeview High School in Redmond by explaining why he will oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose confirmation hearings will begin on Monday.