Jeff Merkley's file:

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

Sen. Jeff Merkley "voted six times for more debt."

"I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act" for transportation and infrastructure.

"400,000 Oregonians have gained access to health care" through the Affordable Care Act.

"Jeff Merkley was the deciding vote on Obamacare, which in Oregon has been an unmitigated disaster."

"60 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession were living-wage jobs. Of the jobs we’ve gotten back, only 40 percent are living-wage."

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