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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

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 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: Eugene, OR
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Christian
Date Title
May 2, 2014 Merkley and Wyden Announce $11 Million for Upper Klamath Basin
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Sens. King, Collins & Reps. Michaud, Pingree Fight USDA Plan to End Valuable Resource for Maine Farmers
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Sept. 24, 2013 Merkley Praises Senate Plan to End Monsanto Protection Act
June 19, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
June 4, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
May 20, 2013 Merkley: Let's Repeal the "Monsanto Protection Act"
May 9, 2013 Letter to Sally Jewell, Department of the Interior, and Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture - Emergency Grazing Rights on Federal Land in Southeastern and South Central Oregon
March 13, 2013 Letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar - Effects of Sequestration
March 13, 2013 Senators Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Reforms for Fishermen
Dec. 31, 2012 The Farm Bill
Dec. 28, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 19, 2012 National Disasters
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act
Dec. 12, 2012 The Farm Bill
Sept. 19, 2012 Senators Merkley and Wyden Testify on Crooked River Legislation Before Senate Committee
Aug. 3, 2012 Letter to Debbie Stabenow and The Honorable Pat Roberts, Chairwoman and Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
June 21, 2012 Farm Bill Passes U.S. Senate With Bipartisan Support, Includes Two Key Merkley Provisions
June 20, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
June 20, 2012 Merkley, Snowe Amendment to Help Organic Farmers Approved by Senate
June 12, 2012 Merkley Amendment Would Help Organic Farmers
May 24, 2012 Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Fresh Potato Acess
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 13, 2012 Merkley Amendment Huge Win for Farmers and Ranchers
Feb. 16, 2012 Merkley Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Help Oregon Farmers and Ranchers
Jan. 26, 2012 Merkley Applauds USDA Investment in ZeaChem Biofuel Production Facility in Boardman
Nov. 10, 2011 Sen. Merkley, Rep. Mike Thompson Introduce Klamath Basin Economic Restoration Act
Oct. 31, 2011 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
July 5, 2011 Letter to Honorable Tom Vilsack
May 6, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Herb Kohl, Chairman, and The Honorable Roy Blunt, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies
Dec. 15, 2010 Lautenberg, Dodd, Casey, Merkley Introduce Bill to Continue Efforts to Prevent Underage Drinking
Nov. 30, 2010 Merkley: Historic Food Safety Bill Will Protect Families and Small Farmers
Oct. 27, 2010 Merkley Urges Oregonians to Share Concerns Over Tobacco Candy with FDA "Federal Comment Period on Hazardous Tobacco Candy Begins This Week"
July 2, 2010 Merkley Statement on Additional Water for Klamath Users
June 4, 2010 KATU: Families, Senator Want Laws to Curb Food-Borne Illnesses
May 27, 2010 Senate Supplemental Spending Bill Includes $10 Million for Klamath Drought Relief
May 27, 2010 Senate Supplemental Spending Bill Includes $10 Million for Klamath Drought Relief
May 3, 2010 Merkley, Wyden Announce USDA Designation of Klamath County as Primary Natural Disaster Area
May 1, 2010 East Oregonian: Business Owners Weigh In On Reform
April 13, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture
April 13, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture
March 18, 2010 Merkley, Wyden: Interior, Agriculture Announcement Good First Step in Addressing the Klamath Basin Drought
March 9, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, The Honorable Ken Salazar, Secretary, Department Of The Interior, And The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary, Department Of Commerce
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