Foreign Policy and National Security
Jeff is committed to protecting America from those who would do us harm, and to making sure we do so in a way that is consistent with American values and our Constitutional rights. Indeed, Jeff firmly believes that the measure of our strength isn’t just the power of our military, but that the United States is safer and stronger when we honor our fundamental American values like respect for the rule of law and invest in the hard work of working with our allies. In a dangerous world, with global threats ranging from terrorism to global warming to nuclear weapons proliferation, Jeff understands that we need to be able to work with other nations to confront these challenges together.
Having worked as a national security analyst at the Pentagon and at the Congressional Budget Office, Jeff has a unique understanding of national security policy. In both positions, he was immersed in the national dialogue on responsible management of nuclear weapons. Jeff also remained actively engaged in foreign policy issues as President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon.
- Merkley Statement on Release of Alan Gross from Cuban Custody and Resetting U.S. Policy with Cuba
- Merkley Applauds Senate Confirmation of U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste
- Merkley and Wyden Urge Senate Leaders to Vote on Nomination for U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste
- Merkley Statement on Continuing Resolution and ISIS
- Merkley, Feinstein Lead Senators in Calling for Greater Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Efforts
- Merkley Calls for Congressional Vote on Afghanistan Troop Proposal
- Merkley Statement on Barron Nomination