|U.S. Senator from Oregon|
From: January 3, 2009 – Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Jeffrey Alan Merkley (born October 24, 1956) is the junior United States Senator from Oregon and a member of the Democratic Party. He has voted with a majority of his Democratic colleagues 97% of the time during the current Congress.  Previously he served as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Jeff Merkley serves on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Budget Committee.