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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Sen. Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairman, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Call For More Childcare Support For Student Parents
Jan. 5, 2018 Governor Brown, Senator Merkley, and Representatives Blumenauer and Bonamici Call on Congress to Reauthorize CHIP
Dec. 6, 2017 Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn - Senators Blunt, Klobuchar, Young Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service
Nov. 15, 2017 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Breastfeeding Protections at Work
Sept. 14, 2017 Bonamici, Wyden, Merkley Join Effort to Help Working Families Access Affordable, High-Quality Child Care
Sept. 14, 2017 Bonamici, Wyden, Merkley Join Effort to Help Working Families Access Affordable, High-Quality Child Care
Sept. 5, 2017 Merkley Statement on Trump's Move to Dismantle DACA, Endanger Future for Dreamers
May 26, 2017 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Concerning Tobacco Product Regulation
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
July 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 16, 2015 FY16 Agriculture Full Committee Markup Bill Summary
June 30, 2015 KTVZ: Merkley Wants Toxic Chemicals Out of Common Products
June 26, 2015 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections
April 28, 2015 Merkley on Supreme Court MArriage Equality Cases: "Discrimination Has No Place in Our Nation's Laws"
March 30, 2015 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
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
July 18, 2014 Human Rights Campaign Endorses Jeff Merkley
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
July 1, 2014 Merkley Calls for Fairness and Expanded Opportunities for Women and Working Families
June 10, 2014 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
June 6, 2014 Merkley Releases Congressional Report on Need for E-Cigarette Regulation
May 19, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
March 12, 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act
Feb. 27, 2014 Merkley Denounces Republican Obstruction of Vets Bill
Feb. 27, 2014 Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
Jan. 16, 2014 Merkley's Appropriations Seat Pays Dividends for Oregonians
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Advocating for Women and Families
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Making Washington Work for Working Families
Dec. 16, 2013 Merkley Statement on Murray-Ryan Budget Compromise
Nov. 13, 2013 Holt International Children's Service
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Craig Weiss, President and Chief Executive Officer NJOY - Call on E-Cigarette Makers to Explain Marketing Tactics Targeting Kids
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
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