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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Housing and Property

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 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 Oregon Wildfires
June 5, 2014 Merkley Announces Wins for Oregon Jobs as Two Appropriations Bills Pass Through Committee
March 13, 2014 Congress Passes Bipartisan Flood Insurance Fix Based on Merkley Bill
Jan. 30, 2014 Merkley Praises Passage of Flood Insurance Bill
Jan. 28, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion To Proceed
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Mel Wat, Director Federal Housing Finance Agency - Revisit Affordable Rental Housing
Dec. 10, 2013 Merkley Statement on Watt Cloture Vote
Nov. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Oct. 29, 2013 Menendez, Isakson Lead Bipartisan Coalition to Protect Homeowners From Flood Insurance Rate Spike
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
July 25, 2013 Merkley Introduces Bills to Help Middle Class Families with New Home Refinancing Options
March 28, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu - Save Weatherization Assistance Program
Feb. 15, 2013 Fighting to Improve National Housing Market
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to Mr. Alfred Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency
July 25, 2012 Merkley Unveils Bold Plan to Jump-Start Housing Markets
May 8, 2012 Merkley Bill Would Help Homeowners Refinance, Rebuild Equity
April 10, 2012 Merkley: FHFA Principal Write-Down Analysis Step in Right Direction
April 10, 2012 Merkley: FHFA Principal Write-Down Analysis Step in Right Direction
April 4, 2012 Menendez, Reed, Warner, Merkley Lead Call for Federal Housing Finance Agency to Fix Flawed Study on Principal Reductions
March 6, 2012 Merkley Cosponsors Bill to Help Communities Hurt by Foreclosures
Feb. 15, 2012 Huffington Post - We Need A Strong Volcker Rule
Jan. 24, 2012 Merkley Statement on State of the Union
Nov. 2, 2011 Letter to Secretaries Geithner and Donovan, Director Sperling, and Acting Director DeMarco
Oct. 28, 2011 Letter to Secretary Geithner, Secretary Donovan, and Acting Director DeMarco
Oct. 25, 2011 The Oregonian - Mortgage Relief for Those 'Underwater'
Oct. 11, 2011 Letter to Secretaries Geithner and Donovan, Director Sperling, and Acting Director DeMarco
Aug. 5, 2011 Merkley Helps Expose Mortgage Scams that Cost Families Their Homes
June 14, 2011 Letter to John Walsh, Acting Comptroller of the Currency
June 14, 2011 Senators Urge OCC to Work with State Attorneys General, DOJ, and HUD to Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable and Prevent Future Abuse
June 9, 2011 Merkley, Snowe, Reed, Whitehouse Offer Amendment to End Worst Mortgage Abuses
June 9, 2011 Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011
May 31, 2011 Merkley: We Must Act Now to Stop Falling Home Prices
May 12, 2011 Merkley, Snowe Introduce Bill to Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable
March 4, 2011 Merkley Joins Effort to Protect Servicemembers From Falling Victim to Mortgage Abuses
Feb. 10, 2011 Wyden, Merkley Bill Will Safeguard Stock of Affordable Housing
Feb. 1, 2011 Wyden, Merkley Amendment Will Protect Residential Through the Fence Agreements
Jan. 24, 2011 Register Guard -
Jan. 20, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
Jan. 18, 2011 Merkley Unveils Plan to Help Get Economy Back on Track: Boost the Housing Market and Stem the Tide of Foreclosures
Jan. 12, 2011 Merkley, Wyden Announce Approximately $44 Million in Emergency Heating Assistance for Oregon Families
Jan. 3, 2011 Letter to Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate & The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
Dec. 4, 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Timothy Geithner, Secretary Of The Treasury
Nov. 16, 2010 Massive Mortgage Servicing Problems Exposed
Oct. 8, 2010 Letter to Mr. James Dimon JPMorgan Chase Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Michael A. Carpenter Ally Financial Chief Executive Officer
Oct. 4, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Honorable Shaun Donovan U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Aug. 16, 2010 Wyden, Merkley Announce Nearly $2 Million for Affordable Housing on Umatilla Reservation
Aug. 16, 2010 Wyden, Merkley Announce Over $18 Million for Low-Income Housing Assistance in Portland Metro Area
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