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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 2, 2017 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress
May 2, 2017 Letter to the President - Reverse Course on Anti-Women's Agenda
April 5, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Co-Sponsor Bill to Block Immigration Enforcement at Sensitive Locations
April 3, 2017 Letter to the President - Call For Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence
March 16, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Join Congressional Members to Introduce "NO HATE" Act
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - Reaffirm the Strategic Importance of the U.S.-Mexico Partnership
Feb. 22, 2017 Merkley Denounces Reversal of Policy Protecting Transgender Students
Feb. 8, 2017 Merkley Statement on Jeff Sessions' Nomination as Attorney General
Feb. 6, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Introduce Resolution to Honor Civil Rights Hero Fred Korematsu
Jan. 6, 2017 Merkley Joins Colleagues to Introduce Legislation Blocking Establishment of Federal Religious Registry
Jan. 5, 2017 Schatz, Booker, Warren, Markey, Murray, Sanders, Leahy, Merkley, Hirono Introduce Legislation To Block Establishment Of Federal Religious Registry
Dec. 1, 2016 Appointments and Voter Rights
Nov. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of United States Department of Justice - Call on Justice Department to Continue Rigorous Investigations into all reported Hate Crimes
Nov. 17, 2016 President-Elect Trump
Nov. 14, 2016 Merkley Denounces Appointment of White Nationalist to Top White House Post
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
Aug. 26, 2016 Members of Congress File Brief Urging Court to Recognize Employment Protections for LGBT Americans
July 14, 2016 Backed By Coalition of Voting Rights Advocates, Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer, Cicilline Introduce National Vote-By-Mail Bill
July 14, 2016 ICYMI: Congressman Lieu Files FEC Complaint Against Super PAC Spending In Elections
July 6, 2016 Cloture Motion
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 25, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Motion to Proceed
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 12, 2016 Letter to Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association - Anti-LGBTQ measure
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards
March 15, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
March 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC To Strengthen Disclosure Of Corporate Board Diversity
March 2, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exhange Comission - Corporate Board Diversity
March 2, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 7, 2015 Merkley: Trump Proposal to Ban Muslims From Entering U.S. "Single Worst Idea I Have Heard From Any Presidential Candidate, Ever"
Nov. 11, 2015 Letter to His Excellency, Nicolas Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Calling for Transparent and Democratic Legislative Elections in Venezuela
Nov. 10, 2015 Merkley Statement on President Obama'S Endorsement of the Equality Act
Aug. 4, 2015 Merkley Calls for Fairness and Equality at NAACP Journey for Justice March in Selma, Alabama this weekend
June 3, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
June 2, 2015 Senate Passes Reforms to NSA Programs, Including Merkkley-backed "End Secret Law" Legislaiton
March 12, 2015 Merkley, Baldwin Introduce Trade Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturing
March 9, 2015 Fiftieth Anniversary of the Selma Marches
Dec. 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Government Program Tracking Phones Invades Privacy, Could Violate U.S. Constitution
Nov. 13, 2014 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Announces Bill to Support Hong Kong's Freedom and Democracy
Jan. 17, 2014 Merkley Statement on the President's NSA Speech
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: A Leader for LGBT Equality
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Foreign Policy and National Security
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
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