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

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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 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 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 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
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 6, 2015 The Hill - Bill Would Create 'National Nurse' Position
May 6, 2015 On National Nurses Day, Merkley and Capito Introduce Bipartisan National Nurse Act of 2015
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 Senators Urge FDA to Reject "Legally Defective" And "Factually Unjustified" Application for Modified, Inaccurate Warning-Label on Swedish Match's Tobacco Snuff Products
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
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
Aug. 26, 2014 Oregon Nurses Association Endorses Jeff Merkley
Aug. 26, 2014 Merkley Announces Funding to Improve Oregon Health Centers
July 31, 2014 Merkley Introduces Older Americans CARE Act To Help Seniors Stay in their Homes
July 31, 2014 Congress Passes Merkley Bill in Veterans Compromise
July 18, 2014 Merkley and Women's Groups Call for Congress to Keep Bosses out of Employees' Health Care Decisions
July 16, 2014 Executive Session
July 16, 2014 Following Senate Vote, Merkley Vows to Keep Fighting for Women's Health Care
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
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