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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

2nd term Democrat from Oregon.

Bio

Residence: Portland

Marital Status: Married (Mary Sorteberg)

Prev. Occupation: Business Owner, Budget Analyst

Prev. Political Exp.: OR House, 1999-2009; US Senate, 2009-present

Education: BA Stanford University, 1979; MPA Princeton University, 1982

Birthdate: 10/24/1956

Religion: Lutheran

Percentage in Last Election: 56%

Major Opponent: Monica Wehby (R)


Contact

Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Jeff Merkley via Web Form.

Website: merkley.senate.gov


Washington, D.C. Office:

313 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997

Portland Office: (more district offices)

121 SW Salmon Street, #1400
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: (503) 326-3386
Fax: (503) 326-2900



Committee


Staff

Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Michael Zamore
  • Scheduler: Carly Vandegrift
  • Legis. Dir.: Laura Updegrove
  • Comm. Dir.: Ray Zaccaro
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Health LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Judiciary LA: Logan Hollers
  • Budget LA: Lauren Oppenheimer
  • Civil Rights LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Medicare/Medicaid LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Science/Technology LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Women's Issues LA: Elvia Montoya

Votes

 

Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Jeff Merkley voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

 
Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
R Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act 02/25/2019 Nay Voted Against
R The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act 01/17/2019 Nay Voted Against
C Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 10/06/2018 Nay Voted Against
R Denial of federal funds to abortion providers (Paul Amendment) 08/23/2018 Nay Voted Against
R Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week ban) 01/29/2018 Nay Voted Against
A Obamacare replacement / defund Planned Parenthood 07/25/2017 Nay Voted Against
C Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 04/07/2017 Nay Voted Against
U Whether to allow filibusters on Supreme Court nominations 04/06/2017 Yea Voted Against
P Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule 03/30/2017 Nay Voted Against
R Collins Amendment to preserve federal funding of Planned Parenthood 12/03/2015 Yea Voted Against
(More Key Votes)
 

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Bills

Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Jeff Merkley's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Jeff Merkley a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Our Position Cosponsor? Send Message
S.2420 - Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.2311 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban) Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.220 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.260 - Repeal law creating Independent Payment Advisory Board (health-care rationing board) Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.1530 - Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.J.RES.13 - Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.510 - "Women's Health Protection Act" (Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act) Oppose Yes Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.J.RES.6 - "Equal Rights Amendment" to U.S. Constitution Oppose No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.J.RES.5 - ERA "back-from-the-dead" resolution Oppose Yes Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.241 - Defund Planned Parenthood Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.J.RES.4 - Nullification of District of Columbia assisted suicide law Support No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
(More Bills)
 
Green means that this is our preferred cosponsorship position.
Red means that this is not our preferred cosponsorship position.