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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
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 - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
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
Feb. 12, 2014 Merkley Applauds New Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Feb. 11, 2014 California, Oregon Senators Introduce Drought Relief Legislation
Feb. 10, 2014 Merkley Votes to Remove Military Retiree Cuts
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Protect the Open Internet
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Mark Wetjen, Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Share Information for Energy Market Oversight Now
Feb. 6, 2014 Bipartisan Group of Senators Push for Congressional Vote Before Extending Afghanistan Troop Presence
Feb. 6, 2014 Bipartisan Group of Senators Push for Congressional Vote Before Extending Afghanistan Troop Presence
Feb. 5, 2014 Pacific Northwest Research Station, OSU, Chosen to be Climate Change Research Hub
Jan. 31, 2014 Merkley Statement on Keystone Report
Jan. 30, 2014 Merkley Praises Passage of Flood Insurance Bill
Jan. 28, 2014 Merkley Reaction to State of the Union: Success of Middle Class Is Defining Issue of Our Time
Jan. 28, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion To Proceed
Jan. 24, 2014 Merkley and Wyden Call for National Minimum Wage Increase and for Congress to Tackle Income Inequality
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Mel Wat, Director Federal Housing Finance Agency - Revisit Affordable Rental Housing
Jan. 17, 2014 Merkley Statement on the President's NSA Speech
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley Secures Support for Threatened Control Towers in Omnibus Bill
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley's Appropriations Seat Pays Dividends for Oregonians
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Fox News Chair Roger Ailes, CBS News President David Rhodes, ABC News President Ben Sherwood, NBC News President Deborah Turness - Cover Global Warming
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley Ensures Coastal Priorities Addressed in Spending Bill
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
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