Sen. Jeff Merkley

Senator from Oregon, Democrat

Merkley, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Oregon since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2020).

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Analysis

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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Merkley for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Jeff Merkley sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Merkley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Health (19%) Education (17%) Labor and Employment (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Merkley’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Jul 2016, Merkley missed 24 of 2,312 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: