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 United States Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Jeffrey Alan Merkley (born October 24, 1956) is the junior United States Senator from Oregon. A member of the Democratic Party, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly representing House District 47, located in eastern Multnomah County within the Portland city limits. He also served as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.

He defeated two-term Republican incumbent Gordon Smith in the 2008 U.S. Senate election. Merkley's tenure serving in the 111th United States Congress commenced on January 3, 2009, though he was not sworn into office until January 6,[1] with most of the rest of the incoming Congress.

US Senator Jeff Merkley
US Senator Jeff Merkley
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Speech to Text for Sen. Merkley Announces Debt-Free College Act. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. senator jeff merkley ke pkg: take sba key; oregon tech, klamath falls sionan says, "this bill ...
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A crowd of about 150 people met with Senator Jeff Merkley for a town hall meeting at Oregon Tech Tuesday. One of the most emotional moments came during a discussion on gun control when a woman noted the personal link Merkley has to a victim of gun violence.

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said Monday he will hold town halls in Klamath, Lake, Deschutes and Jefferson counties on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4. Merkley said in a release that he "will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., and answer their questions and invite their ...
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – When it comes to a possible run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Jeff Merkley says "we'll leave the future to the future." The Oregon senator's comments came in an interview minutes before he headlined a meeting Saturday of the New Hampshire ...
Potential 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Jeff Merkley ... Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) of Oregon visited New Hampshire Saturday adding fuel to the proverbial fire burning around a possible run for President in 2020. Merkley ... In 2016, Merkley was the only Democratic senator to back Bernie Sanders. Potential ...
As one of the most progressive members of the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley of Oregon has predictable opinions of President Donald Trump. “It's such a rhythm of continuous misrepresentation. You can almost say that, if the president says it, the opposite is true,” the second-term Democrat said in an interview.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) objected to proceeding with the nomination of Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany — which blocked it from going forward under Senate rules requiring unanimous consent — citing concerns over Grenell's tweets against women, an issue that prompted Democrats to ...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a bipartisan group of senators are pushing legislation that would allow legal marijuana businesses to use banks to store profits. Murkowski and Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon have introduced a measure within the Secure and Fair ...
He was ranked in 2012 as the “most liberal senator” by the National Journal. As recently as mid-January, Merkley told a town hall audience in his home state, “I haven't ruled out the possibility” of running for president in 2020. And his name has been mentioned in several national media reports on possible ...
Senator Jeff Merkley honors Terry McDonald, executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, with an American flag that flew over the U.S. ... Sen. Merkley opened the Town Hall by announcing a Senate bill he authored, named the “BUILD Act of 2018.” The act would restore funding for ...

A conversation with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley ... Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) took questions at a town hall hosted at the St. Helens Senior Center. The event was officiated by ... I'm telling the mayor this and she says, “Well, senator, you didn't know this but my son had a football injury. He got a bottle of opioids to ...
Oregon's Sen. Jeff Merkley was attending a town hall in Rockaway Beach when he stopped to praise the student body at Tillamook High School, as well as members of the Women's Resource Center in Tillamook for their effort they put into the community. The senator lauded the students at Tillamook High ...
Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced Thursday that he plans to introduce the "BUILD" Act. It's part of an effort to better invest in Career and Technical Education. The senator was joined by the Springfield Public Schools superintendent during a town hall meeting at Lane Community College.
I've co-sponsored a bipartisan bill with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to bring about such an increase. Our bill would support efforts like the Lane County project to house chronically homeless people in a supportive atmosphere, addressing the issues that are keeping them on ...
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith Receives $1,000 Campaign Donation and Endorsement from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden ... The senator has endorsed her candidacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, and Sen. Jeff Merkley at a rally to save Obamacare on Jan.
Not all of the Democrats sat in silence during President Trump's recent State of the Union address. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley stayed busy during the speech, or at least his Twitter account did. Merkley tweeted many responses to the president's remarks, and he's had much to say in the days since.
Sen. Merkley responds to Trump's 'treasonous' claims ... DC - DECEMBER 12: U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) speaks during a news briefing December 12, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(Photo by Alex ... U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (OR-D) was at Trump's first State of the Union. And on Monday, he ...
To The Audience: Oregon U.S. Sen. ... Jeff Merkley used to fire back at the Trump Administration and his colleagues in the U.S. Senate over plans to allow drilling off the Oregon coast – and most ... Read an exclusive one-on-one interview with the U.S. Senator and attached to this story.


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