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Senator Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon. Instagram: https://t.co/pECsFBm1G1

Oregon

Joined on 6 April, 2009

http://merkley.senate.gov

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I often get the privilege of taking photos with my constituents. Today, I was the constituent and got the privilege of taking a photo at the State Capitol with my state rep, Diego Hernandez!

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REMINDER: My next swing of 2020 town halls starts TODAY! Kicking off in Polk County at 1 PM, and Yamhill County at 4 PM. Full details here:

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Middle class families pay into Social Security with every dollar they earn. But for the top 1%, their contributions are capped. If we remove this cap, we can ensure everyone pays their fair share and protect Social Security for decades to come. #ScrapTheCap

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Quoted @Oregonian

Oregon landfill accepted 2 million pounds of radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota

This is incredibly disturbing. I stand with local leaders who are calling for a public meeting & full transparency about any risks & health impacts that Gorge residents may be facing. I hope the OR legislature is able to ban all future fracking waste from coming to our state.

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This is really messed up. Team Trump is lying to immigrant children and multiplying their trauma. The administration’s cruelty toward children knows no bounds.

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The four warmest Januaries IN RECORDED HISTORY have all happened since 2016. This isn’t just some interesting trivia fact. It’s a blaring alarm that this Senate and this White House refuse to acknowledge.

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Let me get this straight—Trump is taking BILLIONS of dollars from DoD that were meant to fund emergency defense programs so that he can build his vanity project that won’t actually solve any of the problems he says it will? And @SenateGOP is ok with that?

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All Oregonians — all Americans — must have full confidence that law enforcement at every level will treat them with fairness and without prejudice motivated by race or personal animus. Period.

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Attorney General Barr lied to Congress and used the Department of Justice to intervene in criminal proceedings against the President's political flunky. I demand his resignation. RT if you agree.

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Replying to @RNAction: A special thanks to @SenJeffMerkley and @SenatorWicker for introducing the bipartisan resolution recognizing 2020 as The Year…

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I’m always proud and honored to represent the people of Oregon, and on no day am I prouder than on the anniversary of Oregon’s statehood. Happy birthday, Oregon. Here’s to another 161 years! 🎂

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A special thanks to @SenJeffMerkley and @SenatorWicker for introducing the bipartisan resolution recognizing 2020 as The Year of The Nurse and The Midwife. #YON2020

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Quoted @HUPrez17

Many thanks to Oregon @SenJeffMerkley for allowing our students to visit his office on Capitol Hill last week. They discussed everything from civil rights to career advice. #HowardForward

It was a real pleasure, Wayne. You’re helping to educate and develop incredible young leaders, and we’re sure going to need all the bright, dedicated minds we can get to solve the problems before us.

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This is an incredibly important development in the fight for justice in Sudan, & it’s exactly the kind of accountability @RepMcGovern & I called for in our bicameral letter to Secretaries Pompeo & Mnuchin. I applaud this decision by the Sudanese government

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The Senate just sent a powerful message that America does not want to blunder into another endless war. Trump’s reckless actions w/ Iran show exactly why this power must not rest w/ one individual. We will restore our constitutional system of governance.

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Replying to @LindsayPGorman: .@CoryBooker & @SenJeffMerkley introduce bill to put a moratorium on federal government use of facial recognition techn…

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.@CoryBooker & @SenJeffMerkley introduce bill to put a moratorium on federal government use of facial recognition technology until Congress passes legislation regulating it.

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Leave it to Oregon to lead the way on reducing plastic pollution in our communities, bodies, & environment! Proud to team up w/ @RonWyden to bring a “bottle bill” (modeled off of our own state’s incredibly successful program) to the rest of the nation.

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Congress must put in place ethical and responsible guidelines to protect Americans before this unregulated market becomes too big to tame.

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Facial recognition is both a powerful & problematic frontier—and one Congress needs to get ahead of NOW. @SenBooker & I are demanding a moratorium on federal use until we can be sure people of color won't be wrongfully targeted, & Americans’ rights to privacy won't be abused.

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Replying to @MarkRuffalo: Thanks to @RepAOC and @RepDarrenSoto (and @SenSanders and @SenJeffMerkley) for introducing the nationwide fracking ban bil…

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Thanks to @RepAOC and @RepDarrenSoto (and @SenSanders and @SenJeffMerkley) for introducing the nationwide fracking ban bill to protect our health, water, and climate! Together we can move to a 100% clean energy economy! #BanFracking

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