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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.

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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 thenewsguard.com attached to this story.
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 ...
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley answers a question about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from Corvallis High School junior Tamy Huerta, ... U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a warm reception at a town hall meeting in Corvallis Wednesday night, earning frequent applause as he touted progressive ...
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.
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 ...
The junior Democratic senator from Oregon didn't rule out a White House run when he spoke with CNN last year. He also penned an op-ed in an Iowa newspaper last year, adding fuel to the fire. And if the tweetstorm from Merkley's official account denouncing and fact-checking President Donald Trump's ...
WASHINGTON - Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Thursday that his guest to the 2018 State of the Union address will be Leonardo Reyes, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient from the Salem area and co-founder of the Oregon DACA Coalition. Merkley said he voted “no” on a series of ...
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in five counties — Tillamook, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane and Benton — on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 21. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the ...
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 ...
I'm a lifelong union electrician and a Republican, and I did not vote for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley. But what Merkley said in the Mail Tribune recently opposing the proposed fracked gas pipeline and export terminal at Coos Bay made a whole lot of sense to me. I was born in Coos County and have lived on ...
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon). “The Senate Republicans just pulled off the biggest bank heist in history. And they're delivering the loot – more than a trillion dollars out of our national treasury – to the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations. “This is government by and for the powerful instead of ...
It was the biggest “bank heist in U.S. history.” At least, that's how the junior Democrat senator from Oregon saw it. Despite the fact that no money was stolen and despite the fact that Republicans announced to the world their plan beforehand, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., accused his colleagues of stealing “$1 ...
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said Monday that someone impersonated him while posting an anti-net neutrality comment to the FCC's public comment system. Merkley posted an image of the comment on Twitter, saying it was “further proof of forged comments in this process.” Fake public ...
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said on Monday that someone used his identity to submit fake comments against net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission. "Turns out someone impersonated me during the ... comment period – further proof of forged comments in this process," Merkley wrote in a ...
... answers questions about a Michael Flynn pardon with the phrase "let's see," Sen. Jeff Merkley tells Erin Burnett the response was "just wrong." https://t.co/mH2rVhlaci pic.twitter.com/I5rXlUrtJi. — OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) December 16, 2017. Sen. Jeff Merkley Jeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyAvalanche of ...
"It's fundamental accountability. That's what it boils down to": Sen. Jeff Merkley explains why he is calling on President Trump to resign following accusations of sexual misconduct pic.twitter.com/SM91bO4ho8 ... "Alisyn, there were over 40 senators that said it was the right thing for Sen. [Al] Franken [D-Minn.] ...
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley on Thursday called on President Trump to resign due to accusations by multiple women that Trump sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them. ... Minnesota senator Al Franken announced Thursday that he would resign following accusations of groping by at least seven women.
She said based on her understanding, the designation is usually reserved for geographic types of disasters, which the opioid epidemic is not. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, told federal officials it's worth continuing to look into the measure. The subcommittee's chairman, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, ...
Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley talks one-on-one with KATU 's Debora Knapp about his call for fellow Democrat Sen Al Franken to step down, amid sexual misconduct allegations. Sen Merkley also tells Deb why he didn't call for Sen Franken's resignation sooner, the likelihood that a North Korean ...
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley called on Democratic colleague Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday in the wake of accusations from multiple women that he groped them. Their statements came as at least two dozen Democratic senators called for Franken to resign Wednesday. Franken's office has said the ...
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said he understood the dilemma facing state officials who have to parse the tax bill for how it affects everything from health care eligibility to college tuition waivers to deduction of state income taxes. “We all expect each day to pinch ourselves and find we've been in a dream,” ...
WASHINGTON - Senator Jeff Merkley gave an impassioned speech Tuesday against what he called the GOP tax scheme "as Senate Republicans pushed their plan through committee on a hasty, party-line vote," the senator's office said. “This bill is not a bill about helping the middle class,” Merkley said.
Sen. Jeff Merkley. Sen. Jeff Merkley speaking at the St. Helens Senior Center during a May 28 town hall. Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:00 am. Tax cut bill demands voter's attention Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley TheChiefNews.com | 0 comments. By Sen. Jeff Merkley. Americans should pay very close attention right ...
Merkley didn't go into detail about what kind of incentives he could support, but according to the senator's office, he wouldn't rule out a remedy that could impose quotas on the amount of imports allowed or auction of import licenses, the latter which works kind of like a tariff in that it imposes an extra cost on ...
This has all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing," Senator Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, told a press conference at the U.S. embassy in Yangon. Merkley told reporters that the U.S. Congressional delegation has urged Myanmar's government to implement the recommendations of the Kofi Annan-led ...
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley traveled to Bangladesh this weekend to meet with some of the more than 500,000 refugees who have fled what the United Nations described as a "textbook ethnic cleansing" in their home country of Myanmar. Maggie Vespa, KGW 1:06 PM. PST November 19, 2017. Myanmar refugees in ...
Sen. Merkley travels to meet refugees from Myanmar. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley traveled to Bangladesh this weekend to meet with some of the more than 500,000 refugees who have fled what the United Nations described as a "textbook ethnic cleansing" in ...
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler took to Twitter Thursday to criticize Republicans' federal tax plans, calling them “needlessly cruel” and wrong for Portland and the country. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in a statement called the tax reforms the “greatest bank heist in American history.” Gov. Kate Brown tweeted that ...
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential contender, warned members of his party Thursday not to ... Merkley, a progressive, was the only senator to endorse Sanders' 2016 campaign and has been rumored to be mulling a presidential bid of his own, ...
As Senate Republicans geared up to pass sweeping changing to the tax code early Saturday, senators offered a number of amendments aimed at making the bill better. Oregon's Jeff Merkley is the only Democrat to get one included in the final bill. His amendment cut out a provision of the hastily-written bill ...
Staff members for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said that amount is estimated to be at least $300 million, but our guess right now is that's low.


 

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