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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Senator (3rd term)



Leadership: Chief Deputy Whip
Political Highlights: Ore. House, 1999-2009
Born: October 24, 1956; Myrtle Creek, Ore.
Residence: Portland
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Mary Sorteberg; two children
Education: Stanford U., B.A. 1979; Princeton U., M.P.A. 1982
Elected: 2008
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment - Chairman; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations); Budget; Environment & Public Works (Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, & Regulatory Oversig - Chairman; Clean Air, Climate, & Nuclear Safety; Transportation & Infrastructure); Foreign Relations (Africa and Global Health Policy; East Asia; Western Hemisphere); Rules & Administration
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District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 26th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 512,924 followers

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