All Articles on Jeff Merkley

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wave to the crowd at the end of a campaign rally in Wichita, Kansas on July 20, 2018. News
Because 'Puerto Rico Must No Longer Be Treated as a Colony,' Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Lead Demand to End Painful Austerity
"We must hold la Junta accountable—otherwise Wall Street vultures will continue to be prioritized over the needs of the people."
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Merkley Senate Bill Would Abolish 'Undemocratic' Electoral College
"The idea of democracy is simple and obvious even to young kids on a playground—whoever gets the most votes should win."
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Five 2020 Democrats Back Sweeping Bill to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Aid Impacted Communities
"The failed War on Drugs has really been a war on people—disproportionately criminalizing poor people, people of color, and people with mental illness."
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Facing Decades in Prison, Anti-Nuke Activists Condemn Trump for Putting 'Human Experiment' at Risk With INF Withdrawal
"There is a real and present danger that this will provoke a renewed nuclear arms race and brings us closer to nuclear war."
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Makers of Nuclear Weapons Only Winners, Warn Critics, as Trump Ditches INF Treaty
"Flipping over the negotiating table and storming out of the room may have worked in real estate, but when you're dealing with nuclear treaties, the risk of misplaying your hand isn't a failed business venture—it's an arms race and possibly nuclear war."
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Merkley Calls for FBI Perjury Probe into Homeland Secretary Nielsen After Child Detention Memo Leaked
"Merkley deserves a ton of credit for his leadership here. This is good, honest, careful work in response to cynicism, cruelty, and lies."
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Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration's "Immoral" Plan to "Traumatize" Migrant Children
"It appears that they wanted to have it both ways—to separate children from their parents but deny them the full protections generally awarded to unaccompanied children."
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Sen Jeff Merkley (D-OR) speaks during a news conference on climate change, on Capitol Hill April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Senators introduced 'The 100 by '50 Act' climate legislation that would completely phase out the use of fossil fuels in the United States by 2050. News
After Latest Sexual Assault Allegation, Sen. Merkley Announces Lawsuit Against McConnell and Trump to Halt Kavanaugh Nomination
"The events of the past ten days have only underscored how critical it is that the Senate conduct a careful and comprehensive review of a nominee before giving its consent," argues Democratic senator from Oregon
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