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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, 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
Feb. 12, 2014 Merkley Applauds Passage of Bill to Reverse Military Retiree Cuts
Feb. 11, 2014 California, Oregon Senators Introduce Drought Relief Legislation
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Protect the Open Internet
Feb. 10, 2014 Merkley Votes to Remove Military Retiree Cuts
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 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion To Proceed
Jan. 28, 2014 Merkley Reaction to State of the Union: Success of Middle Class Is Defining Issue of Our Time
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Mel Wat, Director Federal Housing Finance Agency - Revisit Affordable Rental Housing
Jan. 24, 2014 Merkley and Wyden Call for National Minimum Wage Increase and for Congress to Tackle Income Inequality
Jan. 17, 2014 Merkley Statement on the President's NSA Speech
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
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 Merkley Secures Support for Threatened Control Towers in Omnibus Bill
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley's Appropriations Seat Pays Dividends for Oregonians
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 Letter to Harry Reid - Stand up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Oppose Outdated "Fast Track"
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
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, Chairwoman of the 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
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Making Washington Work for Working Families
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Tackling Climate Change
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy
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
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