Merkely Gets Noticed For Main Street Bailout Plan

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is getting some buzz for a plan he announced yesterday intended to help homeowners refinance their "underwater" mortgages—that is, situations where the homeowner owes more to the bank than the resale value of their property. Merkley's plan would create an agency called the Rebuilding American Homeownership Trust, which will buy up those mortgages with money ...   More
 
Thursday, July 26, 2012 SAM STITES

Oregon Senators Back Bill Aimed At Citizens United

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Speaking of money in politics… U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is among those speaking on the Senate floor today in favor of a legislative effort to roll back the unlimited corporate donations permitted by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision."The Supreme Court, with #CitizensUnited, attacked the heart of our Constitution," Merkley Tweeted this morning.You can watch the speechifying live over ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Corey Pein

Senator Jeff Merkley: China Hawk

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley came by our office last week for a chat. The first-term junior Senator is not up for reelection for two more years (The political blog Roll Call has suggested that he may be vulnerable) and, refreshingly, he seemed more interested in talking issues than touting his own accomplishments. Merkley has a style that is more languid than dynamic, but he got, for him, quite animated ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Merkley Voices "Serious Concerns" with U.S. Involvement in Libya

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Put U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley on the lengthening list of Democratic lawmakers to express frustration with President Obama's decision to launch U.S. forces in a military intervention against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.  In a written statement, the Oregon Democrat's office told WW he "has serious concerns about America's involvement in a third conflict in the Middle East." While Merkley spokesman ...   More
 
Friday, March 25, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Wyden Prevails on Secret Holds, Merkley Doesn't On Filibusters

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We've written a bit about efforts by Oregon's two Democratic senators to make major procedural reforms in the U.S. Senate.Today, both Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley learned the fate of their efforts. Wyden prevailed in his effort to ban secret holds, the practice that allowed any senator to hold up virtually any bill, resolution or nomination without any disclosure of who that senator is. Merkley, ...   More
 
Thursday, January 27, 2011 HANK STERN

Jeff Merkley's Advice for President Obama

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 In advance of President Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is weighing in with what he wants Obama to mention.Merkley tells Marketplace the president should focus on foreclosures because "housing got us into this recession, and as long as housing is a mess, we're going to be in a recession for a very long time."And if you're looking for a worthy piece on foreclosures ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 HENRY STERN

Merkley's "Animal Crush Videos" Bill Advances


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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is one step closer to seeing his Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 enacted into law. The measure—introduced by Merkley, along with Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Richard Burr (R-NC)—passed the Senate unanimously Friday and is now headed to President Obama for his consideration. Their bill bans the creation and distribution of animal torture ...   More
 
Monday, November 22, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

Mr. Merkley Likes Mr. Smith


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When U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) visited WW last August for an interview, the freshman's lawmaker said one of his biggest frustrations so far was with how easy it's become for a filibuster to gum up the Senate. The Oregon Democrat told us then, "I don't think our nation is well served by that or that it produces better legislation. There are a group of us in the freshman class working on ...   More
 
Thursday, December 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Jeff Merkley, George Bailey and an Online Petition


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We've written a bit about efforts by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to reform the filibuster so the Senate doesn't get bogged down so easily. The Oregon Democrat today launched an online petition effort at BlueOregon to drum up support for a reform he and Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) are proposing for the filibuster. Merkley notes that one of their proposals is a requirement that senators who are ...   More
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 HANK STERN

Now This is a Filibuster


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We've written this week about Democratic opposition to President Obama's tax deal with Republicans. And we've written about efforts by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to reform the filibuster—including a proposed requirement that senators seeking to delay legislation by filibustering be required to stay on the Senate floor. Today, the news threads meet in the presence of Sen. Bernie ...   More
 
Friday, December 10, 2010 HANK STERN

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