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

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Concerning Tobacco Product Regulation
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office od Budget and Management - E-cigarettte Regulations
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
Aug. 4, 2015 Letter to Members of the Senate - Join Effort to Provide Life-Saving Treatment to Epilepsy Patients
July 14, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of the United States Department of Defense - End Legal Purgatory with Sick Oregon Veterans
July 9, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Efforts to Facilitate Medical Marijuana Research
June 30, 2015 KTVZ: Merkley Wants Toxic Chemicals Out of Common Products
June 30, 2015 KTVZ - Merkley Wants Toxic Chemicals Out of Common Products
June 25, 2015 Oregon Delegation Members Applaud Success of Ohsu Knight Cancer Challenge to Raise $1 Billion for Cancer Care and Research
June 25, 2015 Merkley Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling
June 25, 2015 Oregon Delegation Members Applaud Success of Ohsu Knight Cancer Challenge to Raise $1 Billion for Cancer Care and Research
June 18, 2015 Following Push by Merkley and Burr, C-123 Veterans will Receive Care and Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure
June 18, 2015 Following Action by Wyden, Brown and Merkley, VA Finalizes Rule to Extend Benefits to Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange Residue
June 18, 2015 Following Push by Burr and Merkley, C-123 Veterans Will Receive Care and Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure
June 12, 2015 At Meals on Wheels Center, Merkley Announces Inroduction of Older Americans Care Act to Help Seniors Continue to Lice in Their Own Homes
June 11, 2015 Sens. Brown, Merkley, and Wyden Block Veterans Affairs Nominee Confirmation Until Administration Responds to Demands for Benefits for C-123 Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange Residue
May 13, 2015 Senate Coalition To Introduce Bill Providing Access To Epilepsy Treatment
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 7, 2015 Udall, Vitter Announce 14 New Bipartisan Cosponsors for Chemical Safety Reform
May 6, 2015 On National Nurses Day, Merkley and Capito Introduce Bipartisan National Nurse Act of 2015
May 6, 2015 The Hill - Bill Would Create 'National Nurse' Position
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
April 29, 2015 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
April 29, 2015 Merkley Introduces Legislation to Make Hospitals Safer for Nurses and Patients
April 27, 2015 Udall, Whitehouse, Merkley, Booker Announce Breakthrough Improvements to Landmark Chemical Safety Bill
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 16, 2015 Merkley Renews Calls for FDA Action as New Study Shows E-cigarette Use Tripling Among Middle and High School Students
April 16, 2015 Letter to Mitch Zeller, Director, Center for Tobacco Products - Swedish Match's Tobacco Snuff Warning-Label
April 16, 2015 Senators Urge FDA to Reject "Legally Defective" And "Factually Unjustified" Application for Modified, Inaccurate Warning-Label on Swedish Match's Tobacco Snuff Products
March 31, 2015 Merkley Highlights Rising Prescription Drug Costs for Oregon Seniors
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
March 23, 2015 ICYMI: Consumer Protection News: Credit-Reporting Agencies to Improve Medical Debt Policies
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
Feb. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Ensure Post Vietnam Air Force Veterans Receive Proper Benefits and Compensation
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Oct. 22, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Overseeing Selection of Next Roseburg VA Director
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Sept. 18, 2014 Merkley Statement on Continuing Resolution and ISIS
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