All statements involving Jeff Merkley
"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."
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
Says "in Oregon today, the average debt upon college graduation is more than $24,000."
Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."
Says, "Less than half of all states have legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, despite the fact that LGBT Americans report employment discrimination and unemployment at much higher rates than the U.S. average."
Christmas trees are grown in all 50 States.
Says allowing the payroll tax holiday to expire would end up "costing another estimated 900,000 jobs in 2012."
Oil companies are able to sell oil that costs no more to produce today than it did one year ago.
Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would immediately lower gasoline prices
Says Scott Bruun supports allowing corporations to secretly funnel millions of dollars to front groups to finance attack ads.
Says with the ongoing economic downturn, child abuse is on the rise.
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