Democrat from Oregon
Jeff Merkley is a Democratic senator from Oregon. He was elected in 2008. Merkley won his first campaign for the Oregon Legislature as a representative in 1998. He was elected Democratic leader in 2003 and speaker of the House in 2007. He studied international relations at Stanford University and earned a graduate degree in public policy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Recent statements involving Jeff Merkley
"400,000 Oregonians have gained access to health care" through the Affordable Care Act.
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
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