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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Trade

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: Myrtle Creek, OR
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Christian
Date Title
July 14, 2014 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General - Influence of Trade Agreements on "Buy American" Preferences
May 28, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; Michael Froman, Trade Represenative; Kathryn Sulliva, Acting Adminstrator of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
May 15, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary Department of Commerce - Protect American Jobs from Unfair Foreign Competition
April 9, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Uphold Fair Trade for US Steel Workers
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
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
March 4, 2014 Merkley: Good News for American Manufacturing in President's Budget
Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid - Stand up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Oppose Outdated "Fast Track"
Dec. 11, 2013 Merkley, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturing
Nov. 25, 2013 Merkley Announces Trade Bill to Level the Playing Field for Oregon Manufacturing Companies and Create Middle Class Jobs
Nov. 12, 2013 Letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, Office of the United States Trade Representative - Safeguard Tobacco Control Measures and Protect Public Health in Trade Agreement
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Irving Williamson, Chair of the US International Trade Commission - Chinese Trade Practices
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury and Michael Froman, Ambassador of the US Trade Representative - Sixty Senators Urge Administration to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
July 9, 2013 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Footwear
March 23, 2013 Merkley "Too Big to Jail" Amendment Passes
March 13, 2013 Letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar - Effects of Sequestration
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 6, 2012 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Oct. 2, 2012 Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer, DeFazio, Schrader and Bonamici Call for Action on Unfair Chinese Subsidies to Paper Manufacturers
Sept. 19, 2012 Letter to Speaker Boehner
July 12, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, and Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council
June 25, 2012 Letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk United States Trade Representative
May 24, 2012 Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Fresh Potato Acess
May 11, 2012 Merkley: J.P. Morgan's Trading Losses Show Need for Strong Volcker Rule
May 8, 2012 Letter to Chairmen Boxer and Baucus and Ranking Members Inhofe and Hatch of the House-Senate Conference Committee to Strengthen Harbor Maintenance Language
Feb. 1, 2012 Merkley, Brown Outline Amendment that Would Strengthen Insider Trading Bill
Feb. 1, 2012 Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012
Dec. 15, 2011 Letter to Secretary Vilsack and Ambassador Kirk
Dec. 9, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 27, 2011 Letter to Chairman Bernanke, Acting Chairman Gruenberg, and Acting Comptroller Walsh
Oct. 26, 2011 East Oregonian - World Issues Touch Home for Senator Merkley
Oct. 14, 2011 Merkley Highlights Unfair Chinese Subsidies and the Effect on American Jobs
Oct. 12, 2011 Merkley Statement on Korea, Panama, and Colombia Trade Agreements
Oct. 11, 2011 Merkley, Levin Statement on Draft Proprietary Trading Rules
Oct. 11, 2011 Merkley Statement on China Currency Vote
Oct. 6, 2011 Senators Welcome USTR Announcement on China Subsidies
Oct. 6, 2011 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Aug. 3, 2011 Letter to the President
July 13, 2011 Merkley-Levin: GAO Study on Proprietary Trading Is a Major Disappointment
May 31, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Honorable Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
May 23, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 11, 2011 Letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
May 11, 2011 Merkley, Alexander Introduce Bill to Jump-Start Electric Vehicles
April 15, 2011 Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative Ambassador
March 18, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
March 18, 2011 Letter To The Honorable Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Jan. 18, 2011 Merkley Applauds Move Against Canadian Lumber Unfair Trade Practices
Aug. 3, 2010 Letter to Heads Of The Government Agencies Charged With Implementing Wall Street Reform
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