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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, Progressive, Working Families, Democratic, Independent for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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
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 US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
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 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Community Bank Experience Needed on Federal Reserve Board
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 Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Uphold Fair Trade for US Steel Workers
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
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 Oregon Delegation Applauds Release of Timber Payments to Oregon Counties
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs
April 3, 2014 Merkley-Backed Bipartisan Unemployment Deal Moves Toward Final Passage in Senate
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
April 1, 2014 Merkley: Ryan Budget Would Be a Deadly Blow to the American Dream
April 1, 2014 Letter to John J. Manfreda, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau - Oregon Delegation Calls for Common Sense Rules for Wine Growlers
March 27, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Extension Overcomes Key Hurdle
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 21, 2014 Letter to Ron Wyden, Chairman Committee on Finance and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member Committee on Finance - Include Extensions of Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy in Upcoming Tax-Extenders Package
March 19, 2014 Merkley Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Women's Health Care
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 14, 2014 Letter to Mark Wetjen, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Scott O'Malia, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Bart Chilton, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Oil and Gas Market Speculation
March 13, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Calling For Broad Reform Of Debt Collection Practices
March 13, 2014 Merkley Helps Reach Bipartisan Agreement to Restore Emergency Unemployment Insurance
March 13, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the Senate - Confront Abusive Patent Trolls, Support Main Street Businesses
March 13, 2014 Congress Passes Bipartisan Flood Insurance Fix Based on Merkley Bill
March 12, 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act
March 12, 2014 Merkley Holds Hearing on the State of Retirement Security
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 6, 2014 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors
March 6, 2014 Merkley Cosponsors Bill to Protect Medicare for Seniors
March 6, 2014 Merkley, Wyden Push Leads to Big Support for Dredging, Jetties
March 5, 2014 Historic Agreement Reached on Upper Klamath Basin Water
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
March 4, 2014 Merkley: Good News for American Manufacturing in President's Budget
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. 26, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Crack Down on Consumer Scams
Feb. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Reduce Super Pollutant Allowances
Feb. 20, 2014 Merkley: Great News "Chained CPI" Not in Budget
Feb. 18, 2014 Merkley: New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks a No Brainer
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 12, 2014 Merkley Applauds Passage of Bill to Reverse Military Retiree Cuts
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