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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
June 5, 2014 Merkley Announces Wins for Oregon Jobs as Two Appropriations Bills Pass Through Committee
May 14, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Loans
April 29, 2014 The Minimum Wage
April 7, 2014 Senate Passes Merkley-Backed Extension of Emergency Unemployment Insurance
April 4, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 3, 2014 Merkley-Backed Bipartisan Unemployment Deal Moves Toward Final Passage in Senate
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
March 27, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Extension Overcomes Key Hurdle
March 13, 2014 Merkley Helps Reach Bipartisan Agreement to Restore Emergency Unemployment Insurance
Feb. 20, 2014 Merkley: Great News "Chained CPI" Not in Budget
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Jan. 28, 2014 Merkley Reaction to State of the Union: Success of Middle Class Is Defining Issue of Our Time
Jan. 7, 2014 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Unemployment Benefits
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
March 28, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu - Save Weatherization Assistance Program
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Restore Funding for LIHEAP
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Unemployment Insurance Programs
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
May 3, 2012 Merkley Statement on Agreement to Improve Care for Oregonians on Medicaid
Feb. 17, 2012 Merkley Statement on Payroll Tax and Unemployment Insurance Compromise
Dec. 17, 2011 Merkley Statement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance Compromise
Oct. 25, 2011 The Oregonian - Mortgage Relief for Those 'Underwater'
July 12, 2011 Shared Sacrifice in Resolving the Budget Deficit-Continued
June 8, 2011 Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011
Feb. 10, 2011 Wyden, Merkley Bill Will Safeguard Stock of Affordable Housing
Jan. 12, 2011 Merkley, Wyden Announce Approximately $44 Million in Emergency Heating Assistance for Oregon Families
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate & The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
Nov. 29, 2010 Merkley, Wyden Call for Yearlong Renewal of Unemployment Benefits for Jobless Americans
Nov. 23, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Sept. 17, 2010 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Chairman Baucus
Aug. 16, 2010 Wyden, Merkley Announce Over $18 Million for Low-Income Housing Assistance in Portland Metro Area
July 20, 2010 KTVZ News: Merkley: Jobless Benefits Extension Crucial
April 22, 2010 Senate Budget Committee Adopts Merkley Forest Jobs Amendment
March 17, 2010 U.S. Senate Passes Jobs Bill with Bipartisan Majority
March 2, 2010 Merkley Statement on End to Republican Filibuster and Passage of Benefits for Unemployed Oregonians
Feb. 28, 2010 Senator Merkley Tours Sustainable Irrigation Project and Talks with Oregonians Put to Work by the Recovery Act
Feb. 25, 2010 Merkley Fights for a Vote on Assistance for Unemployed
Feb. 24, 2010 Merkley: Bipartisan Jobs Bill "Just the Beginning" of Efforts to Tackle Unemployment
Feb. 23, 2010 Letter To Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate and Senator Max Baucus, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
Feb. 19, 2010 Wyden, Merkley Urge Sen. Reid to Make Extending Unemployment/COBRA a Priority
Feb. 5, 2010 Merkley Urges Swift Action to Address Unemployment
Jan. 7, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LIHEAP
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