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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden isn’t sure how he’s going to vote on the Iranian nuclear deal. On one hand, the Oregon Democrat describes himself as “a diplomacy guy” working to keep the U.S. out of war. Yet, Wyden says he is deeply concerned about the estimated $100 billion Iran will get if the deal is approved.
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, there's a need for new federal tax and housing laws.
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden stopped by OPB ahead of the U.S. Senate’s vote on extending the Patriot Act. In a conversation that lasted just over 20 minutes, Sen. Wyden spoke on three issues: Privacy vs. Security, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Issue and artificial intelligence as a security threat.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that gives President Obama authority to finalize a trade deal with 11 countries in Asia.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has thrown his weight behind an effort to change the federal tax code to make it easier for pot businesses to claim deductions.
News | local | Technology | OPB News BlogApril 1, 2015 7:15 p.m.
What follows you wherever you go, no matter how fast you run? For most people, the answer would be your shadow, but if you're Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the answer could also be a blimp.
Ron Wyden (D-OR) is one of the Senate's most vocal watchdogs on the issue of data collection by intelligence agencies.
After 32 years in Congress — first as a representative, then a senator — Ron Wyden is enjoying the highest public profile he's probably ever had. His rise to chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year was already a boost in stature, but his prominence ballooned even further when Edward Snowden disclosed NSA surveillance practices. As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Wyden had been warning of the surveillance tactics of the U.S. government for years, but the issue wasn't as important to Congress and Americans until the Snowden leaks. Wyden has continued to express skepticism and concern over the Obama administration's statements regarding the NSA disclosures. In his role at the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, he has focused on waste cleanup facilities at Hanford, small hydropower projects, wildfire prevention, and Klamath Basin water issues. His plan for how to manage the O&C timber counties is expected to be announced in the fall, when work will begin to reconcile it with the House plan, introduced by Representatives DeFazio, Schrader, and Walden.
Today, Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited plan for Oregon's O&C counties.
In the days before President Obama's pick to lead the CIA began Senate confirmation hearings, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden joined ten other lawmakers in demanding more information on the administration's use of drones. Obama's nominee, John Brennan, is a White House counterterrorism advisor who helped devise the drone program. Some argue targeted drone strikes against American citizens abroad have been unconstitutional. Obama partially gave in to the senators' demands, though Wyden, who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, wants to see more on the legal justification for killing American citizens with drones. Wyden pressured Brennan during Thursday's confirmation hearings to be more forthcoming with the rationale behind the drone attack.