Senator Merkley on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “No American should go bankrupt over medical expenses, because every American deserves excellent health care at an affordable price.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on health care.  

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  “No one deserves to have the door of opportunity slammed on them simply because of who they are or whom they love. Discrimination has no place in our nation.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “Jeff has fought to protect a woman’s constitutional right to the full scope of comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion, and will continue to stand up against efforts that would allow the government to make personal health care decisions for a woman and her family.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “Jeff is fighting to fix our broken financial system and make it work for middle-class families and small businesses again. Jeff is passionate about consumer protection and making sure that ordinary families are protected against scams and predatory schemes that threaten their pocketbooks.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 He said:  “We have a beautiful planet & we have duty to preserve it for the next generation.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on the environment.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “In a democracy, there is no right more fundamental than the right to vote, and yet in some places, Americans still face the threat of large road blocks to accessing the ballot box.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on the voting rights.