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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Dec. 22, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Push for Oregon Counties to Receive Federal Timber Payments
Nov. 18, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Announce $6 Million to Train Oregonians for Jobs in Growing Health Care Industry
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to Tom Perez and David Weil, Secretary of the Department of Labor and Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division respectively - Requesting Further Investigation into the Working Conditions of Wells Fargo Bank
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies
July 14, 2016 Merkley, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Richard Harshman, President and CEO of Allegheny Technologies - Lockout of Steelworkers, Come to Table so Workers Can Return to Work
Jan. 12, 2016 Merkley Statement on State of the Union
Dec. 8, 2015 Sanders Introduces Major Clean Energy Jobs Package
Nov. 20, 2015 Senators Announce Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Expand Breastfeeding Protections At Work
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Commending Labor Department Overtime Rule for Extending Breastfeeding Protection to Over 1 Million Working Women
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Extending Worker Protections
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
June 26, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama - Concerns About Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 13, 2015 Rep. Cartwright, Senator Merkley Introduce Bill to Create Green Jobs, Boost Manufacturing
May 13, 2015 Merkley, Cartwright Introduce Bill to Create Green Jobs, Boost Manufacturing
May 12, 2015 Merkley Joins De Blasio, Progressive Leaders to Lay Out a Progressive Agenda to Create New Opportunities and Rising Wages
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
May 7, 2015 Merkley Introduces New Wilderness and Economic Development Legislation
April 30, 2015 Giving America A Raise: Merkley and Colleagues Introduce Legislation Calling for National Minimum Wage Increase
April 30, 2015 Merkley Introduces Education-to-Jobs Package
April 22, 2015 Merkley, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Require Federal Transportation Projects to Use Made-in-America Materials
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights
March 13, 2015 Mrekley Visits Abandoned Factory in ORegon to Highlight Need for a Level Playing Field for American Manufacturers
March 4, 2015 Merkley and Wyden Announce Over $2 Million for the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project
Feb. 11, 2015 Casey Announces $500k to Presque Isle in Army Corps Work Plan
Feb. 6, 2015 Casey Unveils Bipartisan Legislation that Could Help Local Harrisburg Businesses Open New Locations in the Region
Jan. 27, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act
Jan. 8, 2015 Wyden, Merkley Introduce Bills to Double Timber Harvest, Protect Oregon's Treasures And Settle Water Disputes
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Dec. 12, 2014 Merkley, Walden Deliver Crooked River Victory for Central Oregon
Dec. 11, 2014 Merkley, Walden Deliver Crooked River Agreement as Legislation Passes Senate
Dec. 3, 2014 Merkley Statement on New Federal LGBT Workplace Protection Rules
Sept. 15, 2014 Merkley Slams Filibuster That Blocks Equal Pay Legislation
Sept. 11, 2014 Merkley Calls on GOP to Stop Blocking Minimum Wage Vote & Start Standing Up for Middle Class
Aug. 26, 2014 Oregon Nurses Association Endorses Jeff Merkley
Aug. 22, 2014 Merkley Pledges to Continue Fighting for Critical Dredging Funds for Small Ports
July 21, 2014 President Signs Merkley-Backed Executive Order Banning LGBT Job Discrimination
July 18, 2014 Merkley and Women's Groups Call for Congress to Keep Bosses out of Employees' Health Care Decisions
July 18, 2014 Human Rights Campaign Endorses Jeff Merkley
July 16, 2014 Executive Session
July 16, 2014 Following Senate Vote, Merkley Vows to Keep Fighting for Women's Health Care
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