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Education

Jeff is fighting to support students, their families, and educators because he knows that a strong education system is essential to restoring a strong middle class. Read More

Jobs & the Economy

As our Senator, Jeff took on the big banks, Wall Street, and even China in order to make college more affordable, strengthen the middle class and protect jobs here at home. Jeff is a proven champion for Oregon’s small businesses and manufacturers, and he will always fight for the middle class. Read More

Health care

Jeff believes access to quality, affordable health care is not a privilege, but a basic human right. Read More

Seniors

Jeff is fighting to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, and is committed to ensuring that future generations of Americans can receive all of the benefits that they are promised. Read More

Advocating for Women and Families

Jeff is a leader in the U.S. Senate fighting to protect women's rights and women's health. He always sides with women who want to make their reproductive and health care decisions without government interference, and as long as Jeff represents Oregon, women and working families throughout the state will have a champion in D.C. Read More

Tackling Climate Change

Climate change is real, and is deeply disastrous for both our local economy and our world. Jeff understands Congress needs to wake up. Read More

Veterans

Our veterans have served their country with honor and deserve the utmost respect from our nation for their sacrifice, and Jeff is committed to the nearly 320,000 veterans living in Oregon. Read More

Foreign Policy

Jeff is committed to a foreign policy that uses every tool available to make the United States safer and stronger, and knows that those tools are often not military. Read More

Making Washington Work for Working Families

To create a stronger and growing economy, Jeff is leading the fight to create a fairer system for consumers, end the flow of unlimited secret cash into our elections, and break the special interest stranglehold on the Senate. Read More

A Leader for LGBT Equality

Jeff sees the battle for LGBT equality as the central civil rights issue of our time. He's been a leading advocate for the LGBT community during his time in the Oregon State House, and the U.S. Senate. Read More

Standing With Oregon's Farmers and Protecting Oregon's Natural Resources

In the Senate, Jeff is working to create jobs for families and small businesses in rural communities. Read More

Consumer Protection

Jeff believes our government should protect consumers from unsafe products as well as predatory, abusive, and deceptive corporate business practices. Jeff is leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to require labeling of genetically modified foods, to rein in predatory payday lenders, and is defending a free and open internet by standing up for net neutrality.

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Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.