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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
Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid - Stand up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Oppose Outdated "Fast Track"
Jan. 14, 2014 Sens. Paul, Wyden and Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Repeal AUMF for Iraq
Jan. 13, 2014 Merkley Calls for National Minimum Wage Increase and for Congress to Tackle Income Inequality
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending Should be Part of 2014 Agenda
Jan. 8, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair Securities and Exchange Commission - Reform Credit Rating Agencies
Jan. 7, 2014 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Unemployment Benefits
Jan. 6, 2014 Merkley: Yellen to Help Restore Economy that Makes Middle Class Jobs Top Goal
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Question U.S. Trade Representative's Position on Tar Sands
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Debbie Stabenow, Chair, and Thad Cochran, Ranking Member, of the Senate Agriculture Committee- Stop Farm Bill's Anti-science Trojan Horse
Dec. 20, 2013 Merkley Introduces Legislation To Clarify Retroactivity Rules For Healthcare
Dec. 20, 2013 Merkley: Yellen Right Person to Helm the Fed
Dec. 20, 2013 Merkley Introduces Legislation to Pilot Innovative Strategy to Help Middle Class Families Pay For College
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. 19, 2013 Letter to Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management - Allow Rollovers For Health FSA Accounts
Dec. 18, 2013 Merkley Cosponsors Plan to Replace Military Retiree Pension Changes in Budget Agreement
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Dec. 16, 2013 Merkley Statement on Murray-Ryan Budget Compromise
Dec. 11, 2013 Merkley, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturing
Dec. 10, 2013 Merkley Statement on Watt Cloture Vote
Dec. 10, 2013 Merkley and Levin Statement on Final Volcker Rule
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Mary Jo White, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
Nov. 25, 2013 Merkley Announces Trade Bill to Level the Playing Field for Oregon Manufacturing Companies and Create Middle Class Jobs
Nov. 21, 2013 Merkley: Rules Change a Victory for the American People
Nov. 21, 2013 Senators Merkley and Wyden Introduce Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act of 2013
Nov. 21, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 20, 2013 Senators: Congress Should Vote on Keeping Troops in Afghanistan Past 2014
Nov. 20, 2013 NBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Afghanistan
Nov. 20, 2013 Nominations
Nov. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Nov. 19, 2013 Senators Press for Action on Flood Insurance Rates
Nov. 18, 2013 Merkley: When Will We Say Enough is Enough?
Nov. 15, 2013 Merkley Launches "Manufacturing Jobs for America" Package in Oregon
Nov. 14, 2013 Merkley Applauds President for Health Care Decision
Nov. 14, 2013 Merkley Statement on Yellen Confirmation Hearing
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Paul Ryan, Chair of the House Committee on the Budget, and Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Committee on the Budget - Fair and Balanced Solutions to Budget Problems
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Secretary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget - Support Biodiesel
Nov. 13, 2013 Merkley: "This Obstruction Is Outrageous"
Nov. 13, 2013 Merkley Cosponsors Bill To Ensure Consumers Can Keep Health Plans
Nov. 13, 2013 Holt International Children's Service
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Secretary John Kerry, State Department - Free and Fair Elections in Honduras
Nov. 13, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act - Motion to Proceed - Continued
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Television Reception Across Rural America
Nov. 12, 2013 Letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, Office of the United States Trade Representative - Safeguard Tobacco Control Measures and Protect Public Health in Trade Agreement
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Dr. Thomas Bach, President International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain Independent
Nov. 8, 2013 Merkley Celebrates Bipartisan Vote on Historic Civil Rights Legislation
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
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