Senate: New Bill Introduced by Jeff Merkley – “Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement ActA bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other purposes.”

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Picture of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D)

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other purposes.

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley from the state of OR, along with three cosponsors, introduced bill S.50 on Jan 08, 2019. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Congressional oversight, Oregon, Washington State, Water quality, Environmental assessment, monitoring, research, Electric power generation and transmission, Indian lands and resources rights, Solid waste and recycling, Water use and supply, Hunting and fishing, Government studies and investigations and Native Americans. There is one related bill by Earl Blumenauer titled “Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement ActTo authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other purposes..”

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors are all Democrats. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Related Bill

  • To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other purposes., by Earl Blumenauer

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 Oregon House of Representatives.

Jeff Merkley’s History in Congress

  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the Senate 116th congress. He voted along party lines 83.33 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on the Budget. During this period Jeff Merkley missed 0% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills, cosponsored 124 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 2nd Class for OR from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the Senate 115th congress. He voted along party lines 83.87 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 1.67% of the votes, sponsored 69 bills, cosponsored 487 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)

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