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Senator Jeff Merkley

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District:
Oregon
Party:
Democratic
Terms:
2
Committees:
Appropriations; Environment and Public Works; Foreign Relations; Budget
Quotes:

“We owe it to our children to act and to respond to the threat of catastrophic climate change.”

Websites:
http://www.merkley.senate.gov/
http://www.jeffmerkley.com/
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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 (S. 738) that would ban so-called Frankenfish – genetically engineered, manufactured salmon – unless it was deemed safe by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Senator Merkley sponsored:

  • S. 991 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • S. 987 (100 by ’50 Act 2017)
  • S. 750 (Keep It in the Ground Act of 2017)
  • S. Res 124 (A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the National Sea Grant College Program is a valuable program that protects and enhances the coastal communities and economy of the United States 2017)
  • S. 1255 (Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills Area Preservation and Economic Enhancement Act of 2015)
  • S. 1275 (Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act)
  • S. 1394 (Columbia River Basin Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 1794 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2015)
  • S. 2238 (Keep It in the Ground Act of 2015)
  • S. 335 (Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013)
  • S. 1771 (Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act of 2013)
  • S. 2811 (Migratory Bird Treaty Act Penalty and Enforcement Act of 2009)

Senator Merkley cosponsored:

  • S. 1548 (Oregon Wildlands Act 2017) S. 958 (Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2017)
  • S. 948 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2017)
  • S. 820 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness 2017)
  • S. 569 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act 2017)
  • S. 513 (Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act 2017)
  • S. 192 (Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2017)
  • S 865 (FRAC Act 2017)
  • S. 1036 (Marine Energy Act 2017)
  • S. 999 (COAST Anti-Drilling Act 2017)
  • S. 31 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • S 3165 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Unlimited Liability Act of 2016)
  • S 3163 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Trust Fund Act of 2016)
  • S. 3074 (Climate Change Education Act 2016)
  • S. 2705 (Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2016)
  • S. 2155 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015)
  • S. 133 (Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 2886 (A bill to reauthorize the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2000)
  • S. 132 (Oregon and California Land Grant Act of 2015)
  • S. 133 (Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 346 (Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2015)
  • S. 738 (Genetically Engineered Salmon Risk Reduction Act)
  • S. 785 (FRAC Act: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes)
  • S. 815 (Cow Creek Umpqua Land Conveyance Act)
  • S. 814 (Oregon Coastal Land Act)
  • S. 822 (Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2015)
  • S. 890 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2015)
  • S. 1058 (Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2015)
  • S. 1041 (End Polluter Welfare Act of 2015)
  • S. 1143 (West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act)
  • S. 1375 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2015)
  • S. 1448 (Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Designation Act)
  • S. 1554 (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2015)
  • S. 1699 (Oregon Wildlands Act)
  • S. 1713 (Low-Income Solar Act)
  • S. 2089 (American Energy Innovation Act of 2015)
  • S. 2155 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015)
  • S. 2341 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness)
  • S. 2603 (CLEANUP Act: A bill to deny corporate average fuel economy credits obtained through a violation of law, establish an Air Quality Restoration Trust Fund within the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes)
  • S. 2705 (Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2016)
  • S. 267 (Pirate Fishing Elimination Act)
  • S. 269 (International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act)
  • S. 353 (Oregon Treasures Act of 2013)
  • S. 352 (Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Act of 2013)
  • S. 679 (Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013)
  • S. 1254 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014)
  • S. 1275 (REFI Pacific Act)
  • S. 1414 (Oregon Coastal Land Conveyance Act of 2013)
  • S. 1415 (Canyon Mountain Land Conveyance Act of 2013)
  • S. 2016 (California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014)
  • S. 2901 (10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2014)
  • S. 2911 (Super Pollutants Act of 2014)
  • S. 2963 (A bill to remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels)