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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

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
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
Nov. 19, 2013 Senators Press for Action on Flood Insurance Rates
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed
Oct. 8, 2013 Merkley: Yellen a Great Choice for Fed Chair
Sept. 30, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Sept. 30, 2013 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" - Transcript: ACA and Government Shutdown
Sept. 26, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Set Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers
July 16, 2013 Executive Session
July 16, 2013 Merkley Statement on Senate Agreement to Confirm Nominees
July 11, 2013 Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell - Banking Committee Democrats Urge McConnell to Allow Vote on Cordray Nomination
May 23, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 - Continued
May 20, 2013 Executive Session
April 19, 2012 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011--Motion to Proceed
April 5, 2011 Letter to The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
March 30, 2011 Letter to The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker United States House of Representatives
Sept. 29, 2010 Department Of State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010--Motion To Proceed
June 28, 2010 Merkley Statement on Passing of Senator Robert Byrd
Jan. 22, 2010 Wall Street Journal: Q&A: Sen. Jeff Merkley on Bernanke Confirmation Battle
Dec. 15, 2009 Letter To Susan Rice, Ambassador, Permanent U.S. Representative To The United Nations
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