Vote — Feb 4, 2016 12:05 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 43/54
Sen. Merkley [D-OR]: Nay
Senator from Oregon, Democrat
Merkley, a Democrat, has been the Junior senator from Oregon since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2020).
Our unique analysis of the bills Merkley has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Merkley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Jeff Merkley sits on the following committees:
Merkley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (17%) Education (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Labor and Employment (14%) Energy (12%) Water Resources Development (10%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)
Some of Merkley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2009 to Feb 2016, Merkley missed 23 of 2,195 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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