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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 29, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Family Planning Clinics
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Mr. Spencer Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaléo Pharmaceuticals - Concern That Kaléo Dramatically Increased the Cost of its Naloxone Injector Device
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Oppose EPA Grants Freeze
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander and the Hon. Orrin Hatch - Price Hearings Should Include Outside Witnesses
Jan. 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Cease "Harmful, Partisan" Path Toward Defunding Planned Parenthood
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary - Applauding the Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urging the VA to Comply with 2010 Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President-Elect - Regarding Medicare and Medicaid
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Medicare and Medicaid
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President-Elect - Calll for Smooth Transition for Chemical Safety Reform Implementation in New Administration
Nov. 30, 2016 21st Century Cures Bill
Nov. 18, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Announce $6 Million to Train Oregonians for Jobs in Growing Health Care Industry
Nov. 11, 2016 Merkley Announces $500,000 Grant To Provide Oregon Veterans With Medical Transportation
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Compliance with Title X Requirements to Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients
Sept. 27, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Continued
Sept. 21, 2016 Merkley Pushes for Stronger Generic Marketplace Following EpiPen Price Increase
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage
Sept. 16, 2016 Merkley Joins Oregon Advocates to Call for Health Care Public Option
Sept. 15, 2016 Senators Introduce Resolution Calling for Health Care Public Option
Sept. 15, 2016 Politico - Is It Time for Public Option? Senate Dems Lead New Push Today
Sept. 15, 2016 The Huffington Post - Senate Progressives, Activists Plan Big Public Option Push
Sept. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Vote on Zika Funding
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 14, 2016 Merkley, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
June 28, 2016 Daines Leads Bicameral Group of Members Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provision in Funding Bill
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration - Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of Commerce - Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 7, 2016 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015
June 7, 2016 Senate Passes Landmark, Merkley-Backed Bill to Reform Toxic Chemical Safety in the U.S.
June 7, 2016 The Washington Post - Sweeping Overhaul of Nation's Chemical-Safety Laws Clears Final Legislative Hurdle
June 7, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 1, 2016 Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans
June 1, 2016 Willamette Week - Sen. Jeff Merkley Explains Why U.S. Needs New Regulation of Toxic Substances
May 26, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Motion to Proceed
May 24, 2016 V-A to Voluntarily Implement Bipartisan Provision to Enhance V-A Medical Care
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 19, 2016 Merkley, Mikulski and Manchin Push For More Action on Opioid Abuse in Senate Spending Bill
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