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

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, Independent for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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 31, 2014 Congress Passes Merkley Bill in Veterans Compromise
July 31, 2014 Merkley Introduces Older Americans CARE Act To Help Seniors Stay in their Homes
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 15, 2014 Hobby Lobby Illustrates Broader Problem For Wehby -- Oregonians Are Learning She Won't Protect Women's Basic Healthcare & the Right To Choose
July 9, 2014 Merkley Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Ruling
June 30, 2014 Merkley: Hobby Lobby Decision is "Tremendous Blow' to Women's Access to Fundamental Health Care
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 16, 2014 Vote Explanation
June 10, 2014 Letter to Martin Barrington, Nicandro Durante, Ling Chenqing, Alison Cooper, Pierre de Labouchere, Murray Kessler, Andre Calantzopoulos, Daniel Delen, J. Pieter Sikkel, and George Freeman III - Protect Children from Nicotine Poisoning
June 9, 2014 Following New Report, Oregon Senators Call for Changes at Local VA Hospitals and Accountability for Those Who Let Down Oregon's Veterans
June 6, 2014 Merkley Releases Congressional Report on Need for E-Cigarette Regulation
June 4, 2014 Wyden, Merkley and Sanders Introduce New Bill to Bring Accountability to the VA
May 30, 2014 Merkley Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 29, 2014 Merkley Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
May 16, 2014 Merkley Introduces Bill to Make Hospitals Safer for both Nurses and Patients
May 16, 2014 Senator Merkley Marks Military Appreciation Month by Co-Sponsoring Legislation to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
May 8, 2014 Murkowski Joins Walsh to Fight Veteran Suicide Epidemic
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 19, 2014 Merkley Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Women's Health Care
March 12, 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 27, 2014 Merkley Denounces Republican Obstruction of Vets Bill
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Craig Weiss, President and Chief Executive Officer NJOY - Call on E-Cigarette Makers to Explain Marketing Tactics Targeting Kids
Sept. 24, 2013 Bennet, Merkley Applaud Implementation of New Safety Provision for Medical Devices
April 26, 2013 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Tom Harkin and Jerry Moran - Senators Seek Support for Seniors
Jan. 30, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Protect Public Health
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
May 24, 2012 Merkley Applauds Passage of Bill to Speed Medical Innovations to Market
March 20, 2012 Letter to Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General
March 15, 2012 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Effort To Make Medical Devices Safer
March 7, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
March 6, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Commissioner Hamburg
March 2, 2012 Merkley Reintroduces Bill to Provide Relief to Americans Struggling with Medical Debt
Feb. 29, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act
Feb. 21, 2012 Merkley Denounces Senate Amendment that Attacks Women's Health Care
Feb. 21, 2012 Letter to Tom Stemberg, Highland Capital Partners
Feb. 2, 2012 Letter to Nancy G. Brinker
Dec. 22, 2011 Letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner and IRS Commissioner Shulman
Dec. 16, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Dec. 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration
Dec. 13, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services
Nov. 8, 2011 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Commissioner Hamburg
Oct. 19, 2011 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the United States Department of Health & Human Services
Sept. 16, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Aug. 2, 2011 Merkley, Maloney Announce Legislation to Protect and Expand Working Moms' Right to Breastfeed
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