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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Jeff Merkley sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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