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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Senator (1st term)



Political Highlights: Ore. House, 1999-2009
Born: October 24, 1956; Eugene, 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 - Ranking Member; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection - Ranking Member; Housing, Transportation & Community Development); Budget; Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight; Transportation & Infrastructure)
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Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 26th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 47,783 followers
State Clout: Oregon is 26th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

Election History

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