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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley
Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independent for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary; 2 Children: Jonathan, Brynne
Birth Date: 10/24/1956
Birth Place: Myrtle Creek, OR
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Christian
Date Title
Aug. 22, 2014 Merkley Pledges to Continue Fighting for Critical Dredging Funds for Small Ports
July 30, 2014 Merkley Slams Republican Filibuster of Bring Jobs Home Act
July 23, 2014 Merkley Urges Congress to Close Tax Loopholes that Ship Jobs Overseas, Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Soil
July 22, 2014 Letter to Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Oil and Gas Leasing Program Concerns
July 21, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Three Year Anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
July 15, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality
June 6, 2014 Merkley Releases Congressional Report on Need for E-Cigarette Regulation
June 2, 2014 Merkley Statement on EPA Climate Announcement
May 14, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Loans
April 9, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Uphold Fair Trade for US Steel Workers
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
March 4, 2014 Merkley: Good News for American Manufacturing in President's Budget
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley Ensures Coastal Priorities Addressed in Spending Bill
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Dec. 10, 2013 Merkley and Levin Statement on Final Volcker Rule
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Mary Jo White, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Nov. 15, 2013 Merkley Launches "Manufacturing Jobs for America" Package in Oregon
Oct. 29, 2013 Merkley Joins Effort to Focus Washington on Manufacturing Jobs
Oct. 21, 2013 Letter to Chairman Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission - Release Crowdfunding Rules
Sept. 4, 2013 Merkley Chairs Congressional Hearing in Portland on Plan to Create Jobs through Energy Efficiency Renovations
Aug. 29, 2013 Merkley Teams Up with Google to Help Oregon Small Businesses
July 11, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards"
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, and Director Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Student Loans
June 19, 2013 Merkley Amendment to Protect Jobs in the Woods Passes Senate
May 15, 2013 Senate Passes Merkley-Brown "Buy America" Amendment to Water Infrastructure Bill
May 6, 2013 Merkley: Oregon Retailers Should Not Be Forced to Collect Inefficient, Regressive Sales Tax
May 2, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Don't Cut Timber Sales
April 30, 2013 Letter to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White - Protect Consumers' Legal Rights Against Wall Street
April 24, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
April 9, 2013 Merkley Statement on the Passing of Lynn Lundquist
April 9, 2013 Merkley Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Excessive Interest Rates and Fees
March 13, 2013 Merkley: Senate Budget puts Premium on Job Growth
March 12, 2013 Merkley Statement on Ryan Plan
Feb. 20, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator Perciasepe - Environmental Health
Feb. 19, 2013 Merkley Applauds Oracle Jobs Announcement
Oct. 18, 2012 Merkley Statement on Solar Trade Decision
July 26, 2012 Crowdfunding
July 19, 2012 Bring Jobs Home Act--Motion to Proceed
May 11, 2012 Merkley: J.P. Morgan's Trading Losses Show Need for Strong Volcker Rule
May 2, 2012 Merkley Meets with Small Business About New Options for Raising Money Online
April 5, 2012 Merkley: Crowdfunding Exciting New Opportunity for Small Businesses and Startups
April 5, 2012 Merkley: Crowdfunding Exciting New Opportunity for Small Businesses and Startups
April 3, 2012 Merkley Continues "Made In Oregon" Manufacturing Tour In Eugene at Bike Friday
March 26, 2012 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee
March 22, 2012 Merkley Statement on Crowdfunding Amendment
March 21, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
March 20, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
March 14, 2012 Unanimous Consent Agreement
March 13, 2012 CROWDFUND Act to Encourage Safe, Accessible Investing Through the Internet
March 13, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act--Continued
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