Senator Jeff Merkley

State Orengon
Party Democratic
Term 2nd
Commitees Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development,
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy (Chair)
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife
Quote “We owe it to our children to act and to respond to the threat of catastrophic climate change.”


Leadership: Senator Merkley has worked tirelessly in the Senate to protect the environment and public health. He believes that we have an economic and moral imperative to tackle climate change and vows to continue to fight for policies that reduce carbon pollution and keep our air and water clean. Senator Merkley has introduced legislation to increase production and use of electric vehicles, and he’s voted to end Big Oil’s taxpayer-funded subsidies. He also fought for improved fuel efficiency standards, and introduced a bill to bring Oregon-based energy efficiency efforts to the national level, helping homeowners and business owners conserve energy and save money.Senator Merkley also co-sponsored legislation that would ban so-called Frankenfish - genetically engineered, manufactured salmon – unless it was deemed safe by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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