Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Jeff Merkley


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

463744 followers  •  942 follow  •    •   https://t.co/uoOTYAkx5J

The bill Congress passed this week wasn’t everything I wanted, but it will do an awful lot of good and help an awful lot of people who don’t have time for Congress to bicker. Now it’s on the White House to administer ASAP. Get this money out!

We have a deal on third coronavirus relief package—it prioritizes health care, workers, families, & small businesses. We have to realize that any choice between our lives and our livelihoods is a false choice, which is why this package supports both health care + the economy.

tweet picture

In addition to the above, this package provides ~$31B to help schools continue educating, ~$7B for housing + homelessness assistance, & $3.5B in childcare for front line health care workers, emergency responders, sanitation workers and more.

As details are finalized on the third coronavirus relief package, I'll be pushing out specifics online. This bill (while not perfect) includes a great number of provisions for workers, families, small businesses, nonprofits, and our health care system.

tweet picture

To my Republican colleagues who think good unemployment benefits will cause people to quit their jobs: YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF YOU QUIT YOUR JOB. Let’s get this bill passed tonight!

BREAKING NEWS: This is a key moment in our battle against virus/economic implosion. Senate just passed corona 3 aid package: $2 trillion to stabilize families, workers, businesses, housing, education, agriculture + health care. Here’s the 880 pg bill text:

tweet picture

This package is not perfect. But it DOES get much needed aid to the people who need it most. After House approval and Oval Office signature, next step is for the Trump Admin to implement it quickly and effectively. There’s no time to waste.

tweet picture

PLEASE RT: I’m getting a lot of questions from folks about direct payments: ❓Who is eligible? ❓How do I get it? ❓How much will I get? ❓Will I be taxed on it? I’ve compiled this information and more into a FAQ page:

tweet picture

Looking for details on how this week’s emergency aid package can help small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofits? I’ll have more information to share in the coming weeks, but here’s a quick overview of what we know so far:

tweet picture

Loading
Loading

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.

tweet picture

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.

Attorney General Barr lied to Congress and used the Department of Justice to intervene in criminal proceedings against the President's political flunky. I demand his resignation. RT if you agree.

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.

TRUMP SCAM ALERT: @realDonaldTrump  just leased public lands in the Arctic Nat’l Wildlife Refuge to oil & gas companies for just $11 an acre! This is an outlandish and unacceptable giveaway that threatens one of America’s greatest natural treasures.

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!

tweet picture

I have 4 televisions on right now and not a single one of them is showing this footage from earlier today. Every station should be covering this Trump-created crisis and the mistreatment of children in our care. We are better than this.

Team Trump has proposed a new reg to allow family internment camps in America. Yes… internment camps! Is this what we've to come to? It was evil in WWII. And it is evil now. One day when your children ask you about what happened, what will you tell them? We are better than this.

Law only allows the use of a #NationalEmergency  in two scenarios: 1. Declaration of war 2. Emergency requiring the use of armed forces Not because you failed at negotiating & Mexico won't pay for your racist wall. The American people will see you in court, .

Loading
Loading