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Jeff Merkley's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 21, 2009 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)

Oregon Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 15, 2008 HB 3618 Inheritance Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(41 - 18)
June 12, 2007 HB 2967 Tobacco Tax Increase for Children’s Health Care Bill Failed - House
(35 - 22)
March 8, 2007 HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - House
(48 - 9)
April 20, 2006 HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - House
(57 - 3)
April 20, 2006 SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - House
(36 - 24)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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