New legislation introduced in Senate titled “A resolution amending rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for consideration of a minimum number of amendments.”

A resolution amending rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for consideration of a minimum number of amendments.

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley from the state of OR, without any cosponsors, introduced bill S.RES.729 on Dec 13, 2018.

There are currently no amendments.

Jeff Merkley Short bio

Jeff Merkley was born on a 1956 in Myrtle Creek.
Jeff Merkley has held a number of positions, including United States senator, member of the Oregon House of Representatives and speaker.

Jeff Merkley’s Work in Congress

  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the Senate 115th congress. He voted along party lines 83.65 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Foreign Relations. During this period Jeff Merkley missed 1.69% of the votes, sponsored 59 bills , cosponsored 477 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the Senate 114th congress. He voted along party lines 92.15 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on the Budget. During this period Jeff Merkley missed 1% of the votes, sponsored 37 bills , cosponsored 268 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the Senate 113th congress. He voted along party lines 96.61 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. During this period Jeff Merkley missed 1.22% of the votes, sponsored 37 bills , cosponsored 288 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the Senate 112th congress. He voted along party lines 92.92 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. During this period Jeff Merkley missed 1.44% of the votes, sponsored 37 bills , cosponsored 302 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the Senate 111th congress. He voted along party lines 95.25 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. During this period Jeff Merkley missed 0.59% of the votes, sponsored 23 bills , cosponsored 304 bills.
Picture of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D)