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

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
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Gazette Times - Merkley Swings Through Valley 5/15/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees 5/08/15 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education -Provide Support to Students Affected by the Closure of Corinthian Colleges 5/08/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care 5/05/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception 4/27/15 Letter to James Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 4/24/15 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs 4/16/15 Senators Urge FDA to Reject "Legally Defective" And "Factually Unjustified" Application for Modified, Inaccurate Warning-Label on Swedish Match's Tobacco Snuff Products 4/16/15 Letter to Mitch Zeller, Director, Center for Tobacco Products - Swedish Match's Tobacco Snuff Warning-Label 4/08/15 The Newberg Graphic - Rep, Senator Hold Town Hall 3/31/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change 3/30/15 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human - Expanding Louisiana Preschools 3/27/15 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights 3/27/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act 3/26/15 Blumenthal Leads Bill to Crack Down on Predatory Lending Practices 3/26/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education - Pell Grant Funding 3/25/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program 3/24/15 Durbin, Boxer, Senators Introduce Bill To Crack Down On Predatory Lending Practices 3/23/15 Feinstein Supports Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments 3/23/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers 3/23/15 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Charmin of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Crude Oil by Rail 3/10/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Finalize Tobacco Deeming Regulations to Protect Children Against Harmful E-Cigarettes 3/10/15 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation 3/06/15 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners 3/05/15 Letter to Meredith Broadbent, Chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission - Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal 3/03/15 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Full Access for Women to the Affordable Care Act 2/28/15 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - End Trade Deal Secrecy 2/25/15 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program 2/25/15 Senator John McCain and Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge VA Secretary Robert McDonald to Rectify Problems with Choice Card Eligibility and Fully Implement VA Reform Legislation 2/09/15 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Biodiesel Fuel Standards 2/05/15 Senators Coons, Merkley introduce bill to expand ACA small business tax credit 2/04/15 Merkley: Stronger Net Neutrality Rules are Huge Step Forward for Consumers and American Innovation 2/04/15 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Ensure Post Vietnam Air Force Veterans Receive Proper Benefits and Compensation 2/02/15 Merkley-Backed Executive Order Delivers Big Impact as Exxon Mobil Changes LGBT Discrimination Policy 2/02/15 Merkley Announces New State Director 2/02/15 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes 1/30/15 Merkley Statement on the Senate Banking Committee's Markup of Iran Sanctions Legislation 1/28/15 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Consumers from Unwanted Telemarketing Calls 1/27/15 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States Senate - Homeland Security Funding Bill 1/26/15 Oregon Receives Nearly $27 Million to Put Roofs Over Oregonians' Heads 1/26/15 Senator Merkley Applauds Plan to Protect Alaskan Wilderness 1/23/15 Merkley Becomes Top Democrat on Consumer Protection Subcommittee 1/20/15 Merkley State of the Union Reaction: "Let's Seize this Moment for a Bold, Middle-Class Opportunity Agenda" 1/20/15 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army - Civil Works - Investments, Critical Maintenance of Oregon's Ports 1/16/15 Senator Merkley Announces State of the Union Guest 1/15/15 Merkley Applauds New Steps Forward to Tackle Dangerous Methane Pollution 1/09/15 Merkley Becomes Top Democrat on Agriculture Appropriations 1/09/15 National Championship: The "Big Bet" 1/08/15 Wyden, Merkley Introduce Bills to Double Timber Harvest, Protect Oregon's Treasures And Settle Water Disputes 1/08/15 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Roll Back Hemp Restrictions