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WASHINGTON, DC - June 29: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., during a news conference on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on legislation he is sponsoring that is aimed at eliminating U.S. dependence on overseas oil by 2030. At right is aide Sophia Yan, who holds a chart steady in the breeze. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - June 29: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., during a news conference on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on legislation he is sponsoring that is aimed at eliminating U.S. dependence on overseas oil by 2030. At right is aide Sophia Yan, who holds a chart steady in the breeze. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

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