Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Jeff Merkley


U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon. Instagram: https://t.co/pECsFBm1G1

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I’m holding all Oregonians and our state in my prayers today as we mark this grim anniversary.

There’s a reason our founders printed the first three words of our Constitution—We the People—in supersized letters. The whole idea is that the American people get to decide. That vision is being threatened, and we need the #ForThePeople  Act to make it right. >>

Late last night, every House Republican voted against $1,400 checks, money to reopen schools, and funding to accelerate vaccines. Luckily, the bill narrowly passed despite this obstruction, and I'm ready to work to get it to the President's desk as quickly as possible.

253 bills across 43 states that would block people’s right to vote have already been introduced in 2021. This a clear threat to our democracy. It’s how the powerful and privileged yank control away from the people to advance their own needs.

We need to protect Americans’ right to vote, stop partisan gerrymandering that rigs election outcomes, and end the dominance of dark money in politics to ensure that Americans’ leaders are working for them. The #ForThePeople  Act will do that.

We have the momentum to make it happen—more than two-thirds of likely voters support the bill—including a majority of Republicans. Read my @DataProgress  blog for more on why we’ve got to pass the #ForThePeople  Act.

I’m onboard, @RonWyden ! These changes will ensure that families can thrive and millions of children are lifted out of poverty. And we’re so close to getting it done. Let’s finish the job. What do you say, @PattyMurray ?

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Authoritarian governments, not democratic republics, send unmarked authorities after protesters. These Trump/Barr tactics designed to eliminate any accountability are absolutely unacceptable in America, and must end.

Electoral college ballots rescued from the Senate floor. If our capable floor staff hadn’t grabbed them, they would have been burned by the mob.

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I was barred entry. Asked repeatedly to speak to a supervisor—he finally came out and said he can’t tell us anything. Police were called on us. Children should never be ripped from their families & held in secretive detention centers. RT if you agree this is WRONG.

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@realDonaldTrump : Get your DHS lackey and uninvited paramilitary actions out of my state. Our communities are not a stage for your twisted reelection campaign.

I read the FBI report. This whole thing is a sham. This stunted, strangled investigation was designed to provide cover, not to provide the truth.

I asked the senior senator from Texas to come to the floor and explain his Wall Street Welfare amendment that lets giant hedge funds be taxed like small businesses. Still waiting. RT if you want him to come to the floor.

I just left the tent city at Tornillo. It is a child prison camp. They refused our request to speak with the children who are held there.

Summary of our letter to Barr and Wolf: Your authoritarian police state is not welcome here. Get out of Oregon.

These are tweets that the new Admin has already deleted. RT if you believe in science and oppose Trump's gag order on climate facts!

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