Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Jeff Merkley

Sen. Jeff Merkley

Democrat, Oregon
Office 202-224-3753 | @SenJeffMerkley | Facebook

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

42

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Merkley has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 38 bills to help children. Sen. Merkley has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 400 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Merkley has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.


  • co-sponsored S.1156 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1195 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1218 the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1263 the Debt-Free College Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1270 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1288 the College for All Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1304 the Long-Term Unemployment Elimination Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1338 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1360 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1368 the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1375 the Families Belong Together Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1530 the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1652 the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1660 the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1674 the Affordable Housing Production Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1690 the Keeping Our Promise to Small Businesses Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1833 the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2028 the Millionaires Surtax Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2046 the Community-Based Response Act of 2021.


  • co-sponsored S.2186 the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.222 the American Opportunity Accounts Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2224 the STEM Opportunities Act.


  • co-sponsored S.248 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.261 the All Dependents Count Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.271 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.281 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.313 the Expanding SNAP Options Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.346 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.404 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored S.510 the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.529 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.53 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.72 the Keep Our PACT Act.

  • co-sponsored S.736 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.769 the Housing Fairness Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.817 the Wall Street Tax Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.96 the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2021.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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