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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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 for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary; 2 Children: Jonathan, Brynne
Birth Date: 10/24/1956
Birth Place: Eugene, OR
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Christian
Date Title
Jan. 17, 2014 Merkley Statement on the President's NSA Speech
Nov. 5, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Oct. 31, 2013 Landmark Gay Rights Bill Authored by Merkley will End LGBT Employment Discrimination
June 27, 2013 Letter to the Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence - Private Records
June 25, 2013 Merkley: Voting Rights Act Decision Fundamentally Off Base
June 11, 2013 Senators: End Secret Law
June 7, 2013 Merkley: NSA Spying Outrageous Breach of Americans' Privacy
June 7, 2013 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript - Internet Privacy
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
July 26, 2012 Senators Seek Answers from DNI on How Many of Americans' Communications Have Been Monitored
June 25, 2012 Letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk United States Trade Representative
June 25, 2012 Merkley: Supreme Court Doubles Down on Citizens United
May 10, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Enzi
April 18, 2012 Wyden, Feinstein, Merkley, Tester Amendment Will Keep Rural Post Offices Open Through Election Day
May 26, 2011 Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011
May 26, 2011 Merkley: Extending the PATRIOT Act Without Meaningful Debate or Amendments Is a Disservice to America
May 25, 2011 Amendment Requires Government to End Practice of Secretly Interpreting Law
April 14, 2011 Merkley, Kirk, Harkin, Collins Introduce Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
July 26, 2010 Merkley Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
May 20, 2010 Franken Introduces Bill To Protect LGBT Students From Bullying At School
Nov. 5, 2009 Senior Obama Justice Department Official: Employment Non-Discrimination Act a "Top Legislative Priority"
Sept. 28, 2009 Merkley Joins Effort To Protect Civil Liberties
June 11, 2009 Merkley Announces Legislation to Make it Easier for Working Moms to Breastfeed
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Foreign Policy and National Security
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Positions: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
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