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

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 14, 2016 ICYMI: Congressman Lieu Files FEC Complaint Against Super PAC Spending In Elections
July 14, 2016 Backed By Coalition of Voting Rights Advocates, Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer, Cicilline Introduce National Vote-By-Mail Bill
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development- Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama- Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 12, 2016 Letter to Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association-Anti-LGBTQ measure
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative- Malaysian Labor Standards
March 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC To Strengthen Disclosure Of Corporate Board Diversity
March 2, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exhange Comission- Corporate Board Diversity
March 2, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 7, 2015 Merkley: Trump Proposal to Ban Muslims From Entering U.S. "Single Worst Idea I Have Heard From Any Presidential Candidate, Ever"
Nov. 11, 2015 Letter to His Excellency, Nicolas Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Calling for Transparent and Democratic Legislative Elections in Venezuela
Nov. 10, 2015 Merkley Statement on President Obama'S Endorsement of the Equality Act
Aug. 4, 2015 Merkley Calls for Fairness and Equality at NAACP Journey for Justice March in Selma, Alabama this weekend
June 3, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
June 2, 2015 Senate Passes Reforms to NSA Programs, Including Merkkley-backed "End Secret Law" Legislaiton
March 12, 2015 Merkley, Baldwin Introduce Trade Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturing
March 9, 2015 Fiftieth Anniversary of the Selma Marches
Dec. 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Government Program Tracking Phones Invades Privacy, Could Violate U.S. Constitution
Nov. 13, 2014 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Announces Bill to Support Hong Kong's Freedom and Democracy
Jan. 17, 2014 Merkley Statement on the President's NSA Speech
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Foreign Policy and National Security
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: A Leader for LGBT Equality
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
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 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
Feb. 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Working at the United Nations to Establish an Independent Human Rights Monitor on Iran
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Positions: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
July 30, 2010 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State - Investigate Possible War Crimes In Burma
July 26, 2010 Merkley Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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