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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements

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 9, 2014 Merkley Welcomes Expansion of Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Options
June 8, 2014 Letter to Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, and Dan Tarullo, Governor of the Federal Reserve Board - Big Bank Ownership of Physical Commodities
June 6, 2014 Merkley Releases Congressional Report on Need for E-Cigarette Regulation
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
June 4, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 4, 2014 Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services - Continued
June 2, 2014 Merkley Statement on EPA Climate Announcement
May 30, 2014 Merkley Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 29, 2014 Merkley Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 29, 2014 Merkley Announces $1.55 Million in Federal Grants to Create Jobs by Revitalizing and Redeveloping Oregon Communities
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 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding the Filling of Vacant Federal Offices
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
May 27, 2014 Merkley Calls for Congressional Vote on Afghanistan Troop Proposal
May 22, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League - Regarding Changing the Name of the Washington Redskins
May 22, 2014 Merkley Introduces Legislation to Give Seniors a Raise
May 21, 2014 Merkley Statement on Barron Nomination
May 21, 2014 Feinstein, Boxer, Wyden, Merkley Introduce Klamath Basin Legislation
May 19, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon
May 16, 2014 Senator Merkley Marks Military Appreciation Month by Co-Sponsoring Legislation to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans
May 16, 2014 Merkley Introduces Bill to Make Hospitals Safer for both Nurses and Patients
May 15, 2014 Merkley Helps Pass Job-Creating Transportation Bill Out of Committee
May 15, 2014 Merkley Announces Job Creation Wins for Oregon in Water Resources Development Act
May 15, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary Department of Commerce - Protect American Jobs from Unfair Foreign Competition
May 14, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Loans
May 9, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Notify States of All Oil Train Shipments
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Free and Open Internet
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
May 8, 2014 Murkowski Joins Walsh to Fight Veteran Suicide Epidemic
May 6, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 6, 2014 "Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act" Would Allow Borrowers to Refinance Existing Student Loans at Today's Rates
May 6, 2014 Merkley Teams Up With Warren on Bill to Reduce Debt Burden for Student Borrowers
May 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Universal Service of Advanced Communications
May 2, 2014 As Families Consider New Financial Aid Offers, Merkley Announces Cosponsorship of Legislation to Refinance High-Interest Student Loans
May 2, 2014 Merkley and Wyden Announce $11 Million for Upper Klamath Basin
April 29, 2014 The Minimum Wage
April 28, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Regarding College Banking Practices and Federal Student Aid
April 24, 2014 Merkley Announces Legislation to Give Seniors a Raise
April 22, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Prohibit Harmful Banking Practices Targeting College Campuses
April 18, 2014 Wyden Hails Historic Upper Klamath Basin Agreement Signing Along Banks of Spring Creek
April 15, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - 26 Northwest Lawmakers Highlight the Importance of the Columbia River Treaty
April 11, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member of Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Bulletproof Vest Program
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
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
April 9, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Uphold Fair Trade for US Steel Workers
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Community Bank Experience Needed on Federal Reserve Board
April 7, 2014 Senate Passes Merkley-Backed Extension of Emergency Unemployment Insurance
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
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