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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
March 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon Mike Crapo, Chairman of Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Hon Sherrod Brown Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - In Bipartisan Push, Merkley and Colleagues Call on Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on the Safe Banking Act
March 21, 2018 Merkley Secures Funding to Block Opioids Entering U.S.
Jan. 25, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Murray, Cantwell, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge President Trump to Keep Campaign Promise on State Marijuana Laws
Jan. 4, 2018 Merkley Decries Sessions Cannabis Decision
Jan. 4, 2018 Merkley Decries Sessions Cannabis Decision
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations
July 14, 2017 Daines, Merkley Protect States' Rights
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 2, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Provide Access to Epilepsy Treatment
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws
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. 20, 2017 Senators View Security, Immigration Processing Operations at U.S.-Mexico Border
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Enforcement Network - Regarding Guidance on Banking Services
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Guidance on Banking Service for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
Aug. 11, 2016 Merkley Statement on DEA's Decision Not to Reschedule Marijuana
Aug. 11, 2016 Merkley Statement on DEA's Decision Not to Reschedule Marijuana
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration - Take Action on Medical Marijuana
June 28, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, Harry Reid, Minority Leader, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provisions in Funding Bill
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration - Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision
June 16, 2016 Appropriations Committee Passes Merkley-Murray Amendment to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Marijuana Businesses
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 19, 2016 Merkley, Mikulski and Manchin Push For More Action on Opioid Abuse in Senate Spending Bill
April 19, 2016 Merkley Denounces Lack of Action on E-cigarette Rules
April 15, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medical Marijuana
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana
April 7, 2016 Federal Agencies Commit to Marijuana Scheduling Decision This Year
March 25, 2016 Letter to Janet L. Yellen, Chairman of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Debbie Matz, Chairman of National Credit Union Administration Board; Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency; Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury; Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Marijuana Businesses' Access to Banking Services
Feb. 29, 2016 Merkley Statement on Senate Action to Take on Opioids Crisis
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
Aug. 4, 2015 Letter to Members of the Senate - Join Effort to Provide Life-Saving Treatment to Epilepsy Patients
July 23, 2015 Appropriations Committee Passes Merkley Amendment to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Marijuana Businesses
July 9, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Efforts to Facilitate Medical Marijuana Research
July 9, 2015 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Marijuana Business
July 9, 2015 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Marijuana Businesses
May 21, 2015 Merkley Joins Montana Senator Daines on Bipartisan Amendment Letting VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veterans
May 13, 2015 Senate Coalition To Introduce Bill Providing Access To Epilepsy Treatment
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
April 1, 2014 Letter to John J. Manfreda, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau - Oregon Delegation Calls for Common Sense Rules for Wine Growlers
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice - "Deferred Prosecution" for Large Financial Institutions
April 26, 2012 Letter to Chairman Inouye and Ranking Member Cochran
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