Tag Archives: Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden

Oregon and California Senators seek fishery disaster declaration

Oregon’s and California’s senators called for a federal salmon fishery disaster declaration for both states to support economic recovery for coastal communities, in a letter Friday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The letter from Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein follows a request from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown for the federal government to issue a fisheries disaster declaration to provide economic relief for the loss of coastal jobs due to declining salmon populations. Click here to read the story 17:00

Hold on Rear Admiral’s Promotion as South Carolina and Oregon Lawmakers Urge Coast Guard to Reverse Course on Helicopters

The effort to keep a Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter on the central coast is picking up steam, with the chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation adding his support and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden putting the brakes on one admiral’s promotion. Read the rest here 22:29