Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is in Central Oregon for a couple town halls. He'll be in Prineville and Bend today. One of the subjects he expects to address is the troubled housing market that continues to be a drag on the economy. Merkley believes we need to act now to put housing at the top of the national agenda: “B all estimates, there's another five million foreclosures to come. What I'm arguing for is a foreclosure modification programs that is straight forward and reasonable and quick. It’s currently a horrific effort for families seeking modification.” Merkley says in the coming weeks, he'll be renewing his call to the Obama Administration to better address housing issues facing this country.