Senator Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley's Public Statements


Full Name: Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last 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
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Gazette Times - Merkley Swings Through Valley 7/22/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnel, Senate Minority Leader, Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fighting Wildfires 7/22/14 Regarding U.S. Support for Israel 7/22/14 Letter to Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Oil and Gas Leasing Program Concerns 7/22/14 Letter to Tom Tidwell, Chief of the United States Forest Service, and Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management - Continued Vigilance over Pacific Northwest Fires 7/21/14 Merkley Celebrates Three Year Anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 7/21/14 President Signs Merkley-Backed Executive Order Banning LGBT Job Discrimination 7/18/14 Merkley and Women's Groups Call for Congress to Keep Bosses out of Employees' Health Care Decisions 7/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians 7/17/14 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 7/16/14 Following Senate Vote, Merkley Vows to Keep Fighting for Women's Health Care 7/16/14 Executive Session 7/15/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality 7/15/14 Hobby Lobby Illustrates Broader Problem For Wehby -- Oregonians Are Learning She Won't Protect Women's Basic Healthcare & the Right To Choose 7/14/14 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General - Influence of Trade Agreements on "Buy American" Preferences 7/10/14 Wyden-Merkley Oregon Caves Bill Passes U.S. Senate 7/09/14 Merkley Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Ruling 7/08/14 Wyden, Merkley Call on Congress to Pass Fire Funding 7/01/14 Merkley Calls for Fairness and Expanded Opportunities for Women and Working Families 6/30/14 Merkley: Hobby Lobby Decision is "Tremendous Blow' to Women's Access to Fundamental Health Care 6/27/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy 6/26/14 Merkley Holds Hearing on Economic Challenges Facing Young Workers and Recent Grads 6/26/14 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Transparency of Crude-by-Rail Trains 6/26/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader - Funding for Wildfire Suppression 6/25/14 Merkley Hails Passage of Bipartisan Job Training Bill 6/25/14 Merkley Slams Citi for Flouting Volcker Rule Firewall 6/18/14 Wyden, Merkley Safety of Dams Bill Takes Step Forward 6/18/14 Senate Committee Passes Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act 6/16/14 Vote Explanation 6/16/14 The Daily Astorian - Merkley: Seize 'The American Dream' 6/16/14 Merkley: ENDA Executive Order Empowers Millions to Go to Work Free of Discrimination 6/11/14 Republican Blockade of Student Loan Bill Leaves Students and Economy Behind 6/11/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Palestinian Unity Government 6/10/14 Letter to Christopher Hart, Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board - Crude Oil Transports Via Railroads 6/10/14 Merkley Statement on Reynolds High School Shooting 6/10/14 Letter to Martin Barrington, Nicandro Durante, Ling Chenqing, Alison Cooper, Pierre de Labouchere, Murray Kessler, Andre Calantzopoulos, Daniel Delen, J. Pieter Sikkel, and George Freeman III - Protect Children from Nicotine Poisoning 6/09/14 Merkley Welcomes Expansion of Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Options 6/09/14 Merkley Announces FEMA Assistance for Fire Management for Two Bulls Fire 6/09/14 Following New Report, Oregon Senators Call for Changes at Local VA Hospitals and Accountability for Those Who Let Down Oregon's Veterans 6/08/14 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 6/06/14 Merkley Releases Congressional Report on Need for E-Cigarette Regulation 6/05/14 Merkley Announces Wins for Oregon Jobs as Two Appropriations Bills Pass Through Committee 6/04/14 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 6/04/14 Wyden, Merkley and Sanders Introduce New Bill to Bring Accountability to the VA 6/04/14 Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services - Continued 6/02/14 Merkley Statement on EPA Climate Announcement 5/30/14 Merkley Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation 5/29/14 Merkley Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation 5/29/14 Merkley Announces $1.55 Million in Federal Grants to Create Jobs by Revitalizing and Redeveloping Oregon Communities