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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

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 23, 2014 Responding to Merkley's Call to Improve Oil Train Safety, DOT Announces Proposed New Rules
June 26, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Transparency of Crude-by-Rail Trains
June 18, 2014 Senate Committee Passes Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act
June 18, 2014 Wyden, Merkley Safety of Dams Bill Takes Step Forward
June 10, 2014 Letter to Christopher Hart, Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board - Crude Oil Transports Via Railroads
June 5, 2014 Merkley Announces Wins for Oregon Jobs as Two Appropriations Bills Pass Through Committee
May 15, 2014 Merkley Helps Pass Job-Creating Transportation Bill Out of Committee
May 9, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Notify States of All Oil Train Shipments
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
Feb. 18, 2014 Merkley: New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks a No Brainer
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley Secures Support for Threatened Control Towers in Omnibus Bill
March 21, 2013 Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center
March 14, 2013 Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Amendment To Protect Contract Tower Program
July 23, 2012 Wyden and Merkley Announce More than $12 Million in Transportation Grant Funding
July 16, 2012 Defazio, Wyden, Merkley Urge Corps to Dredge Port of Port Orford
July 3, 2012 Merkley Kicks Off "Border to Border: Oil-Free Across Oregon" Tour
July 3, 2012 Merkley Celebrates Finish of "Border to Border: Oil-Free Across Oregon" Tour
June 29, 2012 Merkley: Transportation Bill Creates Jobs in Oregon
May 17, 2012 Merkley, Wyden Announce $85 Million for Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Line
May 14, 2012 Merkley Statement on New Alaska Airlines Flight From DC to Portland
May 12, 2012 An Oregon Perspective: What We Can Do to Lower Gas Prices
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
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
March 14, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act
March 14, 2012 Merkley: Transportation Bill Great News for Oregon
March 7, 2012 Merkley Applauds Obama Initiative on Alternative Fuel Vehicles
March 7, 2012 Surface Transportation Act
Feb. 22, 2012 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator
Feb. 16, 2012 Merkley Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Help Oregon Farmers and Ranchers
Feb. 15, 2012 Alaska Rural Roads System
Feb. 13, 2012 Merkley: 2013 Budget Lays Groundwork for Success of America's Middle Class
Dec. 8, 2011 Letter to Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, and Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member of the Committee
Nov. 9, 2011 Transportation Bill Passes Out of Committee
Nov. 3, 2011 Merkley Introduces "EV Car Act"
Sept. 8, 2011 Merkley Statement on President's Jobs Speech
June 24, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Max Baucus, Chairman, The Honorable Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, Committee on Finance
May 11, 2011 Merkley, Alexander Introduce Bill to Jump-Start Electric Vehicles
April 4, 2011 Letter To The Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, and The Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
March 9, 2011 Merkley and Wyden Announce $13.5 Million for Coos Bay Rail Line in Oregon
Feb. 3, 2011 Merkley, Wyden Introduce Amendment to Promote Oregon's Economic Growth
Feb. 3, 2011 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
Feb. 1, 2011 Wyden, Merkley Amendment Will Protect Residential Through the Fence Agreements
Oct. 15, 2010 Gov. Kulongoski, Sen. Wyden and Sen. Merkley announce electric vehicle infrastructure TIGER II Grant
Sept. 29, 2010 Merkley, Wyden: Electric Vehicles Will Strengthen the Economy and Help End Dependence on Foreign Oil
Aug. 3, 2010 Livable Communities Act Heads to Full Senate
July 26, 2010 Merkley Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
June 22, 2010 Merkley: Dr. Earl Weener an Outstanding Addition to National Transportation Safety Board
June 17, 2010 Op-Ed - Charge Ahead Into an Electric Car Future
June 10, 2010 Letter To Senator John Kerry, Senator Lindsey Graham, And Senator Joseph Lieberman
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