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Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Explains How He Survived The GOP Wave

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From North Carolina to Colorado to Alaska, Democratic senators were swept out of office on Election Day by a GOP wave. Sen. Jeff Merkley...

Monica Wehby's Support Fell Amongst GOP Voters Who Cast Ballots After Stalking Report

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Although Republican Monica Wehby was able to survive last-minute reports that she had stalked an ex-boyfriend and harassed her ex-husband, the allegat...

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren To Campaign For Jeff Merkley In Oregon

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is headed to Oregon next month to help secure the reelection of one her fellow progressives, Sen. Jeff M...

Michelangelo Signorile

Oregon Senator Says He's Optimistic For GOP Support For ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Pointing to the dramatically-changed political climate on marriage equality and LGBT issues, Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) said yesterday that h...

Water Pressures Rise Just in Time for World Water Day; U.S. Gets a 'D'

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC
Joan Michelson

Will the major water main break in the D.C. area this week incentivize Congress to deal with our aging infrastructure? That's one heck of a way to commemorate World Water Day.

It's Time to Get Serious in Washington. Serious About Jobs

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Mr. President, in tonight's speech, focus on jobs. Urge Congress to abandon policies that we know will shrink our economy, and present a plan for putting America back to work.

Senator: Raising Medicare Age 'A Virtual Death Sentence'

Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

As the fiscal cliff negotiations continue, different budget proposals have been floated, including raising the age of Medicare eligibility. Democratic...

Sen. Merkley's Harm Reduction Plan for Afghanistan Would Save Lives and Billions

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If Senator Jeff Merkley's "expedite the drawdown from Afghanistan" amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act makes a strong showing, that could tip the Obama administration towards a faster drawdown.

Amanda Terkel

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Push For Expedited Afghanistan Withdrawal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is calling on President Obama to accelerate the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that ...

Paige Lavender

WATCH: Democratic Senator Targets Tax Breaks For The Horse Racing Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is turning up the heat on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the deficit debate, highlighting the Kent...

It's Time for Our Troops to Come Home

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

It is time to clear the path to let Afghanistan create their own self-determination. America must focus on keeping our people safe and getting our economy growing.

Kill the GOP Plan to Kill Jobs

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

According to Mark Zandi, who advised John McCain's presidential campaign and who now works at the non-partisan Moody's Analytics, the GOP's proposed budget cuts will destroy 700,000 American jobs.

Senator Jeff Merkley: Rethink Obama's Foreclosure Program

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's time to take another look at HAMP, Senator Jeff Merkley told MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan. Senator Jeff Merkley, D - OR, said he had spoken to sev...

Amanda Terkel

Returning The Senate To Majority-Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A group of reform-minded senators believe they have a strong chance of changing the way the Senate does business in the next year, wi...

Amanda Terkel

Bipartisan Support Building Around Three Changes To Senate Rules In New Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats met for their second caucus meeting about reforming chamber rules Friday, beginning to converge on three changes that s...

It's Time to Fix the Filibuster

Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Merkley

We all know that America is facing a number of big long-term challenges. If the Senate can't pass bills, it's not the Senators who will pay a real price -- it's the American people.

Independence Day -- Better Late Than Never

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Eleven days later, I'm ready to trot out the red, white and blue -- thanks to Oregon's Jeff Merkley and three other U.S. senators, we finally have a proposal that can lead us to an All-American Transportation System.

Progressive Senators Fight for Real Bank Reform

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

Dodd has said that he will unveil his new bill on Monday. Take your time Senator. Get it right this time. It is not an exaggeration to say that the future of the world may depend on it.

One Senator v.s. Working Americans

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Last night, I joined my Democratic colleagues on the Senate floor in an effort to pass an extension of unemployment assistance to millions of American...

Words Designed to Kill Reform - This Time It's Wall Street

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

We may be in the middle of a huge snowstorm here in D.C. but there is another storm brewing on Capitol Hill. Master manipulator Frank Luntz is at it again, with a memo for those who want to derail financial reform.

A Dangerous Proposal

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

A dangerous Senate resolution has the best interest of big energy industries in mind, not the health and welfare of the American people or our environment, and not the clean energy job creation we urgently need right now.

Clean Energy is an Easy Choice

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Investments in clean energy are critical if we want to strengthen America's energy independence, reduce harmful air pollution and create clean energy jobs in local communities.

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Bernanke Confirmation: One Hot Committee Room

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

A fight's a'brewin in room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building... This is the committee room of the Senate Banking Committee...

The Republican Plan to Block Health Care Reform

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Opponents of health care reform are not only peddling lies created by manipulative messengers like Frank Luntz, they're also doing whatever they can to obstruct progress. It's shameful, really.

A Historic Victory for Health Care Reform

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Today we took a monumental step in the fight for real health care reform.