Senator Jeff Merkley

DETAILS: Senator Jeff Merkley
(1956 - ) Oregon
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
  • Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
  • Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
  • OR Senate
    (2009- present)
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ISSUES: Senator Jeff Merkley

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 3 weeks ago
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AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 3 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 1 month ago
NEWS:
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 1 month ago
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DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • $15k
    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
    • $11k
    • United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
    • $10k
    • International Association of Fire Fighters
    • $10k
    • American Association for Justice
    • $10k
    • Communications Workers of America
    • $10k
    • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS
    • $7.5k
    • American Nurses Association
    • $7.5k
    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • $7k
    • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
    • $6.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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