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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

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
June 16, 2014 Vote Explanation
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 5, 2014 Merkley Announces Wins for Oregon Jobs as Two Appropriations Bills Pass Through Committee
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 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
Feb. 27, 2014 Merkley Denounces Republican Obstruction of Vets Bill
Feb. 27, 2014 Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
Feb. 12, 2014 Merkley Applauds Passage of Bill to Reverse Military Retiree Cuts
Feb. 10, 2014 Merkley Votes to Remove Military Retiree Cuts
April 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reduce V-A Claims Backlog
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
Dec. 13, 2012 Veterans Affairs Department Agrees to GI Bill Housing Allowance Fix for OIT Students
Sept. 28, 2012 Letter to Jessica Wright, Assistant Secretary of Defense - Support for the National Guard and Reserve Outreach and Reintegration Programs
Sept. 19, 2012 Merkley: No Excuse for GOP Obstruction of Vets Jobs Bill
Aug. 29, 2012 Merkley Calls on Congress to Pass Veterans' Jobs Bill
Aug. 1, 2012 Mikulski, Harkin, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Stop Colleges from Peddling Worthless Degrees
March 20, 2012 Mikulski, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Education Bill
Nov. 4, 2011 Boxer, Israel, Begich & Merkley Introduce Bill to Help End Veteran Homelessness
July 26, 2011 Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio Issue Statement on VA's Announcement on the Future of the Roseburg VA Hospital
July 20, 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
July 19, 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
April 13, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
March 22, 2011 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and General Craig McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
March 15, 2011 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 13, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Nov. 8, 2010 Merkley Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Building in Eugene
Oct. 28, 2010 Senator Merkley, Veterans Release Operation Free Energy Security Report
Sept. 17, 2010 Wyden, Merkley Urge Servicemembers To Collect Stop Loss Pay Before Deadline
July 22, 2010 Merkley Statement on Hexavalent Chromium Registry for Veterans
March 18, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary, Department Of Veterans Affairs
Nov. 19, 2009 Senate Passes Package to Strengthen Health Care for Veterans
Nov. 17, 2009 Senate Passes Legislation to Provide Housing for Homeless Veterans
Nov. 10, 2009 Honoring America's Veterans
Nov. 10, 2009 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Nov. 10, 2009 Merkley Supports Efforts to Assist Homeless Veterans
June 24, 2009 Merkley Fighting To Improve Veterans Health Care
April 21, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Empowering Workers to Rebuild America's Economy and Longer- Term Competitiveness: Green Skills Training for Workers
March 10, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - The President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal
May 26, 2008 Jeff Merkley's Statement on Memorial Day
Feb. 12, 2008 Merkley, Hooley Call for Reintegration Help for Returning Veterans
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Honoring Our Veterans
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Honoring our Veterans
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