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, Young Celebrate Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill Promoting Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China—and Indiana’s U.S. Senator Todd Young announced their Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act today passed the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The bicameral, bipartisan bill strengthens the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between

Sen. Merkley, Rep. Meeks Issue Statement Calling for Further U.S. Action to Support Rohingya on the Second Anniversary of the Determination of Genocide

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY-05), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) — a member of both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee — issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the Rohingya genocide determination and called on the

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