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

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 21, 2016 Merkley Pushes for Stronger Generic Marketplace Following EpiPen Price Increase
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 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
June 7, 2016 Senate Passes Landmark, Merkley-Backed Bill to Reform Toxic Chemical Safety in the U.S.
June 7, 2016 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015
June 7, 2016 The Washington Post - Sweeping Overhaul of Nation's Chemical-Safety Laws Clears Final Legislative Hurdle
June 1, 2016 Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans
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 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
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 11, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Air Pollution from National Transportation Systems
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
May 5, 2016 Merkley Applauds Finalization of FDA Tobacco Rule, Urges Swift Further Action on Candy and Fruit-Flavored E-cigarettes
April 20, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce "True LEADership Act" to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
April 19, 2016 Merkley Denounces Lack of Action on E-cigarette Rules
April 19, 2016 Child Nicotine Addiction
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
Feb. 29, 2016 Merkley Statement on Senate Action to Take on Opioids Crisis
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
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 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
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 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
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