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Citi Foreclosure

When it comes mortgage management, Oregonians warrant the utmost diligence and consideration from their banks. Jeff understands the importance of procedural evaluations and attention to detail while determining people’s financial standing. Ensuring that Oregonian’s receive the consideration they deserve is a primary concern for Jeff and his staff. Oregon constituent

Don Davis

Navigating Veteran Affairs health care can be difficult. Jeff strives to ensure that the men and women who served their country receive the benefits they deserve. Last April, veteran Don Davis contacted the Senator in need of help getting VA authorization for dental care from a non-VA dentist that was

Mr. Greg Bechtel

When Mr. Greg Bechtel approached Jeff last month and asked for his help getting emergency veteran assistance, Jeff was quick to assist. Mr. Bechtel, a disabled veteran, survives on a monthly VA disability pension. After moving to Cambodia, Mr. Bechtel noticed that his October pension payment was not properly deposited

River Imholt and Kaytlin Lucas

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is intended to provide basic necessities to disabled, sick, and aged low-income Americans. Jeff recognizes the program’s ability to enable those with difficult life battles to continue living their life to its fullest. In December, Senator Merkley’s staff took action to assist Kaytlin Lucas and her

Tribal Assistance

Jeff knows that native tribes in Oregon have faced challenges in getting the resources their communities need to thrive. That’s why he fought to ensure programs critical to Oregon’s tribes were funded, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, and the HRSA Health Center Program.

Eagle Creek Fire District #1

The safety and security of Oregonians is one of Jeff’s top concerns. Proper equipment, staffing, and funding for local fire departments can make all the difference in ensuring Oregonians’ protection from fire and other natural dangers. Recently, Jeff took initiative to help the Clackamas Fire Department receive essential funding from

Audrey Keller and Bruce Shelquist

Each time a constituent reaches out with a personal concern, Jeff takes the opportunity to see how he can help. When Audrey Keller and Bruce Shelquist of Milwaukie contacted Jeff’s office in August and explained that they had still not received their 2017 tax return, Jeff’s team took initiative to

Erika Kushtan of Portland

The United States has one of the most convoluted visa application processes in the world. Petitioning for a visa and entrance into the country can take months, and sometimes the application isn’t even approved.            Portland resident and Oregon constituent Erika Kushtan recognizes firsthand the difficulty

Getting Immediate Help to Veterans in Crisis

With too many hoops and unnecessary obstacles in the way for veterans in crisis to receive help, Mr. Dan Davis called the Veterans Administration (VA) and the FCC with a recommendation to simplify the suicide hotline telephone number. Under the former system, military veterans seeking help and suicide prevention assistance

Helping Fix Oregonian’s Tax Fraud Issue with IRS

Despite working in the cybersecurity industry and having knowledge about identity theft, Mark Ertle wasn’t able to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft himself. When Ertle filed his taxes a few years ago, he found out that his refund had already been given out to a criminal who filed