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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 9, 2017 Merkley Statement on Comey Firing
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Conflicts of Interest Regarding Clean Power Plan
March 31, 2017 Waters and 40 Democratic Members Unite in Their Fight to Protect the Consumer Bureau
March 28, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Bharara Firing Amid Reports of Justice Department Investigation of HHS Secretary Price
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Requesting Information on the Recent Reorganization of the National Security Council to Include President Trump's Chief Political Strategist Steve Bannon as a Regular Attendee of NSC Principals Committee
Feb. 15, 2017 Letter to Mr. Mark Sandy, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs Executive Order
Feb. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Hon. Wade Warren, Acting Adminstrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development - Deep Concerns about Reports that the Trump Administration Plans to Restructure U.S. Government Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Ensure Open and Transparent Communications Between Federal Agencies and Public, Members of Congress
Jan. 13, 2017 Letter to Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor and David Weil, Administrator of Wage and Hour Division - Fulfill FOIA Request of Trump Nominee Labor Violations
Oct. 21, 2016 Merkley, Wyden Invite Further Public Comment on Proposal to Expand Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Sept. 28, 2016 GAO Releases Reports Requested by Whitehouse, Merkley, Menendez on Climate Change & Oceans
Sept. 26, 2016 Wyden, Markey, McCaskill to Introduce Bill to Expand Whistleblower Protections at the Energy Department
Sept. 26, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Demand Answers from Dept. of Homeland Security on Use of Private Prisons
Sept. 23, 2016 Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down from Federal Reserve Panel After Call from Wyden and Merkley
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to Roy A. Vallee, Chairman of the Board, Federal Reserve Bank of San Fransisco - Requesting John Stumpf not be Reinstated on the Federal Advisory Council
Sept. 20, 2016 Merkley Calls on SEC to Investigate Wells Fargo for Failures of Internal Controls
Sept. 14, 2016 Whitehouse, Warren, Reed, Sanders & Merkley Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending
July 7, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Menendez, Booker, Merkley, Sanders: 3.5M American Citizens in Puerto Rico Must Have Voice on Oversight Board
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and the Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the United States Senate - Urge for Senate Leadership to Support Funding Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 29, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, Respectively Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the US Senate - Urging Senate Leadership to Support Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 16, 2016 Merkley Announces Key Oregon Wins for Oregon Small Businesses and to Address Tax ID Fraud
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
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 1, 2016 Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans
May 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Whitehouse, Sanders, Warren, Merkley Question GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
April 26, 2016 Merkley-Grassley Wind Energy Amendment Passes Senate
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 14, 2016 Merkley and Murray Announce Key Appropriations Win to Address Tribal Housing Needs in the Columbia Gorge
Feb. 11, 2016 Merkley Decries Republican Blockade of Aid to Flint, Lack of Investment in Crumbling Water Infrastructure
Jan. 12, 2016 Merkley Statement on State of the Union
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. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
Dec. 18, 2015 Required State Preemption Provision in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
Dec. 9, 2015 Merkley Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Revamp Broken "no Child Left Behind" Law
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation
Dec. 3, 2015 Wyden, Merkley Statement on Klamath Basin
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 10, 2015 In Advance of Veterans Day, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Introduces New Legislation to Improve Staffing at Va Health Centers
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to SEC Nominees - Regarding Political Spending Disclosure
Oct. 21, 2015 Merkley Presses for Fix to Rural Development Rental Assistance Shortfall That Could Kick Low-Income Oregonians Out of Their Homes
Sept. 22, 2015 Merkley, Stabenow Decry Potential Loss of Food Assistance if Republicans Shut Down Government
July 31, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Protection of Captive Orcas and Marine Mammals
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
April 8, 2015 The Newberg Graphic - Rep, Senator Hold Town Hall
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
Nov. 19, 2013 Senators Press for Action on Flood Insurance Rates
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