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Senator Jeff Merkley
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Senator Jeff Merkley 2h
Trump lies, Americans die. From the very beginning of this pandemic, & his minions have muzzled & contradicted scientists & peddled lies, conspiracy theories, & bad advice. And with almost 200,000 Americans lost, they're still doing it.
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Senator Jeff Merkley 3h
These wildfires have been a catastrophic event for ecosystems and wildlife across our state too. I’m grateful to all those who are helping these creatures in this chaotic time. Thank you and others for this important effort.
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Senator Jeff Merkley 4h
Barr gives no thought to the injustices of Jim Crow, the abuse of those who fought for Civil Rights, or the internment of Japanese Americans, to name a few. Someone so blind to the racism & brutality in our history & its lasting imprint on our justice system should not be AG.
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Senator Jeff Merkley 19h
Trying to criminalize opposing perspectives and prosecute officials from another political party is a hallmark of authoritarian regimes. This is something we would expect in Putin's Russia, not here in the United States of America.
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Senator Jeff Merkley 21h
Yet another horrifying example of the Trump administration suppressing information and resources that would have saved American lives. Right through to today Donald Trump has put his own political interests ahead of Americans' lives.
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Senator Jeff Merkley 22h
We’ve seen severe wildfire seasons before, but never on the scale we’re seeing now. There is no doubt: Climate chaos is here & it is making fires worse. We must address the climate crisis to prevent this from becoming our new normal.
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Senator Jeff Merkley retweeted
KATU News Sep 17
The National Weather Service in Portland issued a flash flood watch and are warning of the potential for flash flooding and debris flows in recently burned areas, including the Riverside, Beachie Creek, Lionshead, and Holiday Farm fires.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 17
The refusal to provide documents and testimony is a direct assault on our Founder’s checks and balances to keep the executive operating within the law. This imperial lawlessness cannot be tolerated.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 17
When the President openly embraces cruelty-as-deterrence, it creates a culture of abuse from the top on down. This horrific report of forced sterilizations needs to be fully investigated and we must change the way our country treats immigrants.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 17
In much of Oregon, having air choked with smoke is the best case scenario right now. Fellow Oregonians have lost family members or fled their homes and are wildfire refugees. This is a national crisis, and I’m fighting for federal relief.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
Oregon’s hurting but so are other places. It’s time to put politics aside. This isn’t about red states or blue states, it’s about joining together to make sure those in need can rebuild.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
Good news: We now have the crew chiefs to deploy 5 National Guard firefighter teams to help contain wildfires across the state! Already 3 teams are deployed & all 675 members will be on the ground by the start of next week. This is some good progress.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
I talked to FEMA today on their efforts in Oregon. To access FEMA assistance, you need to register here: 800.621.3362 or . Please pass this resource to all who need help.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
Yesterday, we kicked off ! Hispanic Americans across the country and in every part of Oregon make our communities stronger and more vibrant. Here’s to honoring your legacy, culture and contributions to the very fabric of our nation.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
Chad Wolf should not be eligible to be a Cabinet Secretary. This architect of family separation and secret police has never been held accountable to a confirmation process or the American people. The judge’s decision is a step in the right direction.
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Senator Jeff Merkley retweeted
Oregon Forestry Sep 16
Portions of Klamath & Lake counties will see dry and windy conditions that pose high risk of new or existing fires to spread quickly. Please don't be the spark.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
Our state is going to need unprecedented support in our response & recovery. The swift approval of this Major Disaster Declaration will help get badly needed resources to individuals & communities. Together we will come back from this tragedy.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 16
Hey Mitch, learn your history. The founders adamantly opposed a legislative supermajority.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 15
My website has been updated with resources that will help small businesses, agricultural producers, and individuals on the path to recovering from the devastating wildfires. Continue to check back as more information becomes available. Stay safe out there.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 15
This account must be fully investigated—if true, this would be a crime against humanity. ICE has yet to answer for its abuses of children & now this. The fact that this is believable in the Trump-Wolf ICE speaks to this admin’s immorality & depravity.
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