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

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 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
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 16, 2014 Following Senate Vote, Merkley Vows to Keep Fighting for Women's Health Care
July 16, 2014 Executive Session
July 9, 2014 Merkley Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Ruling
July 1, 2014 Merkley Calls for Fairness and Expanded Opportunities for Women and Working Families
June 30, 2014 Merkley: Hobby Lobby Decision is "Tremendous Blow' to Women's Access to Fundamental Health Care
June 25, 2014 Merkley Hails Passage of Bipartisan Job Training Bill
June 16, 2014 Merkley: ENDA Executive Order Empowers Millions to Go to Work Free of Discrimination
May 15, 2014 Merkley Helps Pass Job-Creating Transportation Bill Out of Committee
Feb. 27, 2014 Merkley Denounces Republican Obstruction of Vets Bill
Feb. 12, 2014 Merkley Applauds New Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Jan. 28, 2014 Merkley Reaction to State of the Union: Success of Middle Class Is Defining Issue of Our Time
Jan. 24, 2014 Merkley and Wyden Call for National Minimum Wage Increase and for Congress to Tackle Income Inequality
Jan. 13, 2014 Merkley Calls for National Minimum Wage Increase and for Congress to Tackle Income Inequality
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 11, 2013 Merkley, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturing
Nov. 8, 2013 Merkley Celebrates Bipartisan Vote on Historic Civil Rights Legislation
Nov. 7, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Historic Vote for Equality
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 4, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators: It's Time to Pass ENDA
Nov. 4, 2013 NBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Oct. 31, 2013 Landmark Gay Rights Bill Authored by Merkley will End LGBT Employment Discrimination
Oct. 29, 2013 Merkley Joins Effort to Focus Washington on Manufacturing Jobs
Oct. 28, 2013 Merkley Statement on ENDA Coming to Floor
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Set Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers
July 31, 2013 Letter to Chairman Max Bachus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, Senate Finance Committee - Tax Code Reform
July 30, 2013 Merkley: NLRB Key for Workplace Fairness
July 10, 2013 Merkley Applauds Committee Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
June 28, 2013 Merkley Calls on House to Pass Bill Giving Oregonians First Shot at Local Forestry Jobs
June 27, 2013 Merkley Statement on Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
June 19, 2013 Merkley Amendment to Protect Jobs in the Woods Passes Senate
May 13, 2013 Merkley Introduces Breastfeeding Legislation and Highlights Portland Police Bureau's Commitment to Working Mothers
May 9, 2013 Water Resources Development Act of 2013
April 29, 2013 Merkley Announces STEM and Career Technical Education Legislation at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School
April 25, 2013 Merkley, Kirk, Polis, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Feb. 12, 2013 Merkley Statement on State of the Union
Dec. 4, 2012 Merkley Saddened by Senate Vote Against Equal Opportunity
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
Aug. 29, 2012 Merkley Calls on Congress to Pass Veterans' Jobs Bill
July 19, 2012 H-2B Update - DeFazio, Merkley Fight to Protect American Workers
July 19, 2012 Bring Jobs Home Act--Motion to Proceed
June 12, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Merkley, Kirk Bill to End LGBT Employment Discrimination Receives Hearing in Senate
May 10, 2012 Merkley: Employment Non-Discrimination Hearing Opportunity to Hear Employment Struggles of LGBT Americans
May 10, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Enzi
March 26, 2012 Merkley Cosponsors Bill Supporting Wind Power
Dec. 17, 2011 Merkley Statement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance Compromise
Nov. 2, 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act--Motion to Proceed
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