[Electric vehicle development] is not just good for the atmosphere. This is good for creating jobs by moving the energy dollars here at home. And it’s good for our national security not to be dependent upon the Middle East.
As a U.S. Senator representing Oregon, Jeff Merkley has dedicated himself to fighting for opportunity for Oregon’s families. During his tenure he’s ruthlessly pursued this goal in a variety of ways, including successfully leaing passage of the Water Infrastructure Financing Innovation Act to help local communities replace aging sewer and drinking water systems and save ratepayers money. He expanded Buy America programs so that taxpayer dollars are spent on American steel and other materials whenever possible, and wrote legislation to crack down on unfair and illegal trade practices that threaten Oregon jobs.
Merkley serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Budget Committee.