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

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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 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 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 Letter to Mitch Zeller, Director, Center for Tobacco Products - Swedish Match's Tobacco Snuff Warning-Label
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
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 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 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
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 Murkowski Joins Walsh to Fight Veteran Suicide Epidemic
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
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
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