Jeff Merkley

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is reintroducing a bill from six months ago, but this time in a radically different political environment.
The senator from Oregon announced that he isn't running for president in 2020.
The Oregon Democrat's bill would link drug prices with access to Medicare, Medicaid, military and VA patients.
Democrats plan to move forward with the bill if they win the House majority.
So far, only Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has urged the EPA's acting administrator to step down.
“This is a scandal," Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley said as the Carolinas brace for Hurricane Florence.
Democratic lawmakers want the former EPA chief held accountable for excessive spending and other ethical lapses.
"Children should never be ripped from their families," Sen. Jeff Merkley tweeted after the encounter.
But they don't yet have the public support of the president -- and Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on proposed sanctions for perpetrators of the crisis.
The calls for government-run insurance of some kind are getting louder.
Democratic senators wonder if the embattled EPA chief is using the email scheme to duck open-records laws.
A bipartisan group of senators came to an agreement. But the White House and other senators haven't said yes yet.
"This corruption is hollowing out America's middle class & tearing down our democracy," Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted.
Kathleen Hartnett White's first Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday was cringeworthy.
"President Trump's action today is an affront to who we are as Americans," says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).