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

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On top of protections for preexisting conditions and Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court vacancy will have an enormous im… https://t.co/ATXbH5jKbA
9/25
2020
.@joshuawongcf arrest is meant to silence not just his activism, but to send a message to others who value freedom… https://t.co/8oCwqTnTmKCounting ALL the ballots, no matter who they’re cast for, and accepting the result is democracy. Trying to stop the… https://t.co/PyqvJue7NFOregon lawmakers incl. @RonWyden and @SenJeffMerkley just intro'd a bill to give the #cannabis industry access to f… https://t.co/dU3LPaLnAS
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyIt is inexcusable for an administration to turn a blind eye to potential attacks on our democracy. The CIA is suppo… https://t.co/CAFMLpEnZfRead these stories. Oregonians had their rights stripped from them by the secret police that Wolf and Trump unleash… https://t.co/jylFKbaRPFQuick history lesson: there have been four vacancies in the last six months of an election year. In three of four,… https://t.co/UVID8lkMO8There is a hell of a lot more here about what the Trump team is planning to undermine and rig the election results… https://t.co/hgyrQ0ZwkuIf Trump is trying to bypass the election & work with GOP state legislatures to ignore electoral results that would… https://t.co/PugiDfJcBXIf you truly want to pay your respects to RBG, honor her fervent wish. Allow the American people to have a say in t… https://t.co/qx1YmU1uIJ
9/24
2020
The U.S. must not be complicit in China’s atrocities towards the Uyghurs. Good to see the House pass this. It’s now… https://t.co/LTlBhD94bzWe need systemic change, and we need it now. Breonna Taylor. Say her name. https://t.co/sCwZ6v1J2ZThe President should not be able to rush a justice onto the Supreme Court to assist in his attempt to rig an electi… https://t.co/KVZ7or1dvDFor the grieving family and friends of the 200,000 Americans who have died from this virus, these words are incredi… https://t.co/Ygd5adq3DySpeaks volumes. https://t.co/jaXTaDgYRp.@SenJeffMerkley is on the Senate floor showing scenes from outside #SCOTUS where people have been gathering to hon… https://t.co/558fk8ySMa
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9/23
2020
In what world does an American president—with 1,000 Americans dying a day—move millions of dollars that Congress al… https://t.co/0OLpPKQ5EZThe Trump admin has treated the people of Portland like enemy combatants. These tactics—like cell phone cloning to… https://t.co/XTyVhpkzKx.@SenJeffMerkley: President Trump is 'completely ignorant' about global warming, has shown complete failure of lead… https://t.co/fiAXxLLsdo
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyThe American people see rushing to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election as a shameless power-grab for Amer… https://t.co/NHU0dRK4pHA somber day for America. To all those who are mourning the loss of family, friends, neighbors, fellow Americans: I… https://t.co/HQjrVscsUhToday is National Voter Registration Day. Our right to vote is sacred, but lots of people want to stop us from voti… https://t.co/kCpwNX2uMgNo principle, no integrity. Well, one principle: stack the Court with ideologues who will rig the economy and elect… https://t.co/ig2GeVheXe
9/22
2020
After stealing a seat from Obama in an election year, the GOP is rushing ahead. This is raw power politics that wil… https://t.co/fB1kBDnCbFWildfire evacuees have been forced to move to fairgrounds across OR & in too many cases, they have no home to retur… https://t.co/st3UeftUqG
9/21
2020
Women’s rights. Voting rights. Health care. Fair taxation. All this is on the line, and nothing is off the table. I… https://t.co/PcyGmDK7SiTerrible news on RBG’s passing Friday night. But a beautiful Saturday dawn reminded me that every day is an opportu… https://t.co/OWVlKUFOFo
9/20
2020
Since my Republican colleagues have also been adamant that a vacant Supreme Court seat should not be filled in a pr… https://t.co/Z3rca8DLCQ
9/19
2020
Stunned, devastated, and crushed. Thank you, RBG, for a lifetime of service to building a better America. It’s impo… https://t.co/G4wAY9cwtWWhat’s more Trumpian than Trump demanding the drug industry give $100 Trump cards to voters right before the electi… https://t.co/zOiOT0KQJaRobert Maxwell answered the call to serve & put the needs of others first, both during WWII & as a teacher in Centr… https://t.co/3p4jQrLfzRAs Oregonians who have been impacted by wildfires work to recover, state agencies are providing insurance assistanc… https://t.co/JLSjO0qdhBTrump lies, Americans die. From the very beginning of this pandemic, @realDonaldTrump & his minions have muzzled &… https://t.co/32UweXxYUyThese wildfires have been a catastrophic event for ecosystems and wildlife across our state too. I’m grateful to al… https://t.co/4NXSnwzU5vBarr gives no thought to the injustices of Jim Crow, the abuse of those who fought for Civil Rights, or the internm… https://t.co/SRrodszCUF
9/18
2020
Trying to criminalize opposing perspectives and prosecute officials from another political party is a hallmark of a… https://t.co/LFIpD4djvpYet another horrifying example of the Trump administration suppressing information and resources that would have sa… https://t.co/mfyKpwt5bRWe’ve seen severe wildfire seasons before, but never on the scale we’re seeing now. There is no doubt: Climate chao… https://t.co/FoOPpd5n9nThe National Weather Service in Portland issued a flash flood watch and are warning of the potential for flash floo… https://t.co/y90Ruqt1c8
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyThe refusal to provide documents and testimony is a direct assault on our Founder’s checks and balances to keep the… https://t.co/Lor0OMSfQAWhen the President openly embraces cruelty-as-deterrence, it creates a culture of abuse from the top on down. This… https://t.co/Y2Fj0A2IyuIn much of Oregon, having air choked with smoke is the best case scenario right now. Fellow Oregonians have lost fa… https://t.co/MjmJzMWM8T
9/17
2020
Oregon’s hurting but so are other places. It’s time to put politics aside. This isn’t about red states or blue stat… https://t.co/GiCMLCgrHGGood news: We now have the crew chiefs to deploy 5 National Guard firefighter teams to help contain wildfires acros… https://t.co/n2g1WTwwrjI talked to FEMA today on their efforts in Oregon. To access FEMA assistance, you need to register here: 800.621.33… https://t.co/bkVNqbOceeYesterday, we kicked off #HispanicHeritageMonth! Hispanic Americans across the country and in every part of Oregon… https://t.co/WT8BUDLdMNChad Wolf should not be eligible to be a Cabinet Secretary. This architect of family separation and secret police h… https://t.co/aDjrUyoiSbPortions of Klamath & Lake counties will see dry and windy conditions that pose high risk of new or existing fires… https://t.co/pugKpTzmHK
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyOur state is going to need unprecedented support in our response & recovery. The swift approval of this Major Disas… https://t.co/Tglcl7CZpGHey Mitch, learn your history. The founders adamantly opposed a legislative supermajority. https://t.co/G5IWQolqeH https://t.co/08iJg0k7vZMy website has been updated with resources that will help small businesses, agricultural producers, and individuals… https://t.co/pXrkdiSzYb
9/16
2020
This account must be fully investigated—if true, this would be a crime against humanity. ICE has yet to answer for… https://t.co/szOAJv7ZCHIt was clear after 2017 wildfires that we needed more firefighters on the ground & that’s why I’ve secured millions… https://t.co/8nUt25rYXTI’m urging HHS Alex Azar to declare the wildfires in Oregon a public health emergency—a move that better equips the… https://t.co/vZJtZJsaGE.@realDonaldTrump —Things don't just magically go away. You were wrong when you said it about COVID & you're wrong… https://t.co/A2FD93DvWd“This is willful ignorance,” @SenJeffMerkley says about President Trump dismissing concerns over the effects of the… https://t.co/8YMEZembh9
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9/15
2020
The devastation across Oregon is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I’ve seen incident command centers, fairgro… https://t.co/3JSSCZMwAdAre you missing #livestock or #animals due to the wildfires in Oregon? ODA will soon launch a website to help Orego… https://t.co/W0X3KfzW5o
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyA Level 2 evacuation notice has been issued for Sidwalter Flats area on the Warm Springs Reservation, due to the Li… https://t.co/TFeNax8AVU
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyHelp for people seeking shelter during #OregonFires2020: 3,023 people are now being supported in shelters run by c… https://t.co/P70DAbWvfS
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9/14
2020
I just finished touring incident command centers and damage across our state. In 600 miles of driving, I never once got clear of the smoke.We’re seeing devastation across the West Coast. I joined @thisweekabc to bring attention to the crisis. This is an… https://t.co/IsNPcUedpmThis page has been updated, and we'll continue to update it as more resources become available. Check back, and sta… https://t.co/nGanehQcUN
9/13
2020
Today I’ve heard so much about the critical work the Red Cross is doing during these wildfires. More volunteers are… https://t.co/Ynhv87O03WWe will rebuild. We will recover. And we must act to curb the climate chaos that is fueling these historic disaster… https://t.co/ag8DQMmCDDMy heart breaks for my beautiful state. This is the devastation I’m seeing today—left behind by these unprecedented… https://t.co/d6tDr1dcWFGreat to talk with Chris tonight. These families & their children are going to need all of our support to land on t… https://t.co/u9TekGLNgiI’m joining @chrislhayes tonight to bring national attention to the wildfire crisis here in Oregon. It’s been a hea… https://t.co/Lb6p7yliK0
9/12
2020
I’m launching a wildfire resource webpage, which my team will continue to update with new developments, to give Ore… https://t.co/8y543S6GsuThis wildfire season requires all hands on deck. After the National Guard indicated they couldn’t fund more trainin… https://t.co/hI0sMvoVDH❤️ https://t.co/8EDX5H3Z0cA group of firefighters just landed from Guanajuato, Mexico to help fight the fires in Southern Oregon ♥️ https://t.co/6Q7Gzfnwjb
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyThat’s just the first step. I’ll continue to do everything I can to get the resources we need to fight these fires… https://t.co/gYUawxcjaZ...getting evacuees to shelter; relocating livestock and pets out of harm’s way; and so much more. The team in Oreg… https://t.co/XlHmLSvnuwToday I’m visiting the incident command locations that are managing our local response to the wildfires ravaging ou… https://t.co/msWdJHrgUGGood news: Oregon’s federal disaster declaration has been approved. This will free up critical emergency assistance… https://t.co/fEW7oz4FbsMayor Wheeler issued a City of Portland Emergency Order due to the extreme wildfire conditions threatening lives an… https://t.co/oaLfnIfC5E
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyPortland's air quality remains unhealthy due to wildfire smoke. An @OregonDEQ air advisory is in effect until noon… https://t.co/GEetqjX3Np
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyAmerica: You cannot understand the scale of devastation we’re seeing in Oregon. More than 10% of the state is under… https://t.co/1zZ2qzFylFThe Red Cross can help people who have had to leave their homes. Check out this thread for the support centers near… https://t.co/4oTCqzaQJd
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyI just want to take a moment and thank all of our wildfire fighters. You're doing an incredible job under dangerous… https://t.co/OumVxW9dt919 years after #September11, we remember the bravery of the emergency workers who rushed into harm’s way, we honor… https://t.co/ii0dc7P8m8For Portland Metro Area Alerts 👇https://t.co/B3b3sJxbfFWe are in an unprecedented moment, with a massive increase in fires all across the state during a global pandemic.… https://t.co/Wc0X79xsz2
9/11
2020
UPDATE: If you need shelter due to the updated evacuations in Clackamas County please go to the Oregon Convention C… https://t.co/HXwfp0yD1g
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyThis is a scary, dangerous time for Oregonians. You can remain alert of the crisis as it evolves by signing up for… https://t.co/p3QBlso0CZResidents of Sandy are being encouraged to evacuate if they can, even though a mandatory evacuation order had not b… https://t.co/7iDdOLcfZU
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyFires are ravaging OR, WA and CA as we speak. We see firsthand the devastation and severe financial impacts that cl… https://t.co/9AA1Ar9yreRumors that people will be allowed to return to evacuated areas, especially along McKenzie Highway are untrue. Cond… https://t.co/vwCiCVmJe4
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyBREAKING (1/4): #alert levels have been updated in @clackamascounty for the #ClackamasWildfires — details to come i… https://t.co/V5vcieNwaG
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyNo similar country has experienced what we’ve seen under Donald Trump. It’s maddening and the outbreak is still not… https://t.co/JeeG0PFtWVWILDFIRE UPDATE: The #ChehalimMountainBaldPeakFire has now grown to about 3,000 acres. Evacuations remain in place.… https://t.co/u8GbZrOPTU
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyWith thousands displaced and impacted by wildfires, we are continuing to update our #wildfire dashboard to help you… https://t.co/xZK7hKJ3YP
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyI thank Oregon's Congressional delegation for supporting my request of a federal emergency declaration. This approv… https://t.co/tH8sQRGhMx
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyToday we need to recognize a modest but significant victory in the battle against nicotine addiction via vaping. Fi… https://t.co/q7Qz43XeXL
9/10
2020
Trump's COVID response has been a horrific failure—and we now know it was an intentional cover-up from the start. T… https://t.co/cpr1ygSmdTProud to join Senator @SenJeffMerkley for tonight's #HoldingCourt sponsored by @AFJustice. We are discussing curren… https://t.co/T4gg57BeQo
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyEstacada / Eagle Creek / Barton: Level 3 GO NOW evacuations in place along Hwy 224, check map in tweet below to con… https://t.co/8meVGeGRAk
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyAs dangerous wildfires continue to spread in Oregon, our delegation is asking Trump to immediately approve a federa… https://t.co/tZvUgr9qRm
Retweeted by Senator Jeff MerkleyThe number and scale of fires burning in Oregon is unprecedented, and Oregonians who are suffering need immediate r… https://t.co/vuqbJxYtcK
9/9
2020

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