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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 13, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Protect Students Reverse Student Loan Decisions
June 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Support of the Federal Pell Grant Program
May 18, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Join Colleagues in Announcing Student Loan Refinancing Legislation
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 3, 2017 Wyden, Merkley, Bonamici Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Urgently Needed Lifeline to Rural Oregon Counties
April 19, 2017 Letter to His Excellency Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary - Central European University
April 4, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Urging Adminstration to Maintain Critical Funding for National Sea Grant Program
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - National Sea Grant College Program
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Support Adequate Funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination (SRS) Program
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Expand Pell Grant to Make College More Affordable
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Expand Pell Grant To Make College More Affordable
Feb. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Trump - Expand Pell Grant to Make College More Affordable
Jan. 27, 2017 MERKLEY, BLUMENAUER, BONAMICI FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, OPPOSE DEVOS NOMINATION
Dec. 28, 2016 Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio Praise $1.2 Million Federal Grant for Douglas County and the City of Roseburg to Assist with UCC Recovery
Dec. 22, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Push for Oregon Counties to Receive Federal Timber Payments
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to Secretary-Designate Betsy DeVos - Pay $5.3 Million in Unpaid Fines for Election Violations
Dec. 8, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Urge Senate to Extend Critical Lifeline for Rural Communities
Sept. 23, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Call for Immediate Action on County Payment Funding
July 14, 2016 Merkley, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers
June 6, 2016 U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Student Tax Relief Act
May 16, 2016 Merkley, Wyden and Defazio Announce Federal Funding to Help Umpqua Community College Recover From School Shooting
April 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Urge for Education Secretary to Provide Full Debt Relief to Defrauded Student Borrowers
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
March 10, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Students Debt Relief from Schools Engaged in Deceptive and Predatory Practices
March 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses
Dec. 9, 2015 Merkley Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Revamp Broken "no Child Left Behind" Law
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education and Labor Pensions, John Kline, Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce - Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Joseph A. Smith, Special Master, U.S. Department of Education - Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge's Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Oct. 27, 2015 Merkley Applauds Administration Action to Extend Income-Based Student Loan Repayment yo All Federal Borrowers
Oct. 21, 2015 Wyden, Merkley Aim to Lower the Cost of College
Oct. 1, 2015 Merkley Statement on Umpqua Community College Shooting
Aug. 6, 2015 Senator Jeff Merkley Announces New Public--Private Partnership to Improve School Readiness
Aug. 5, 2015 Merkley Introduces New Legislation to Guarantee Affordable Options for Repaying Student Loans
July 16, 2015 Merkley Statement on Passage of Every Child Achieves Act
July 15, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
June 4, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid Process
May 16, 2015 East Oregonian - Merkley Discusses Trade and Education at Hermiston Town Hall
May 12, 2015 Merkley Joins De Blasio, Progressive Leaders to Lay Out a Progressive Agenda to Create New Opportunities and Rising Wages
May 8, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Provide Support to Students Affected by the Closure of Corinthian Colleges
April 30, 2015 Merkley Introduces Education-to-Jobs Package
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