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Why Sen. Wyden's Iranian Decision Matters

Aug. 8, 2015 5:14 p.m.

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.


Oregon Senator Ron Wyden: Same Sex Marriage Ruling Must Prompt New Federal Laws

June 27, 2015 9:49 p.m.

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.

Sen. Wyden on Privacy, TPP and Artificial Intelligence

May 30, 2015 6:02 p.m.

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.  

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Wyden, Merkley Split On Senate Trade Vote

June 23, 2015 8:16 p.m.

The U.S. Senate gave President Obama’s massive trade deal with Asian countries a boost Tuesday. 

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Wyden Tosses Amendment Into 'No Child Left Behind' Debate

July 10, 2015 12:45 a.m.

A day after the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a re-write of the "No Child Left Behind" law, senators debated their own bill Thursday.

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Wyden Works With President On Path Forward For Trade Bill

June 19, 2015 1:11 a.m.

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.

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Activists Urge Wyden To Stop 'Fast Track' Bill

April 9, 2015 1:33 a.m.

Labor and environmental advocates are urging Sen. Ron Wyden to oppose a bill that would "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.

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Wyden, Other Pro-Trade Dems Block Fast Track Bill

May 12, 2015 11:40 p.m.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden sided with his party Tuesday when they blocked efforts to start debating a bill that would grant fast track authority on a massive trade deal.


Wyden, Blumenauer Propose Changing Federal Tax Code So Pot Businesses Can Deduct Expenses

April 9, 2015 11:32 p.m.

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.

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Protesters, Blimp Follow Sen. Ron Wyden Around Oregon

April 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.

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Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

April 29, 2015 9:36 p.m.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

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Blonde Poison And The Wyden Family Story

Feb. 27, 2015 9:09 p.m.

The story behind Verona Studio's new production of Blonde Poison — including Senator Ron Wyden's connection to the notorious Gestapo informant Stella Kubler-Isaacson.

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Reacts To FCC Vote

Feb. 27, 2015 8:06 p.m.

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve new rules governing internet service providers, something Sen. Wyden (D-OR) has championed.

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Sen. Wyden Pushes Two Key Bills Through Committee

Nov. 14, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is hoping to pass legislation to increase logging in public forests and manage water in the Klamath Basin before the end of the year.

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Senator Ron Wyden Attacks Warrantless Searches

July 1, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Senator Wyden is unhappy with the new information the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provided about warrantless searches.

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Sen. Ron Wyden Takes Your Questions

April 14, 2014 7:06 p.m.

This February, Sen. Ron Wyden took over as chair of the Senate Finance Committee. We'll hear about the new role, and take your questions.

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Sen. Wyden On The Tensions Between Liberty And Security

March 19, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Ron Wyden (D-OR) is one of the Senate's most vocal watchdogs on the issue of data collection by intelligence agencies.

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Summer Recess Conversation: Ron Wyden

Aug. 22, 2013 7:06 p.m.

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.

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Senator Wyden Releases His Plan For Oregon's Timber Counties

Nov. 26, 2013 8:06 p.m.

Today, Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited plan for Oregon's O&C counties.

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Sen. Wyden Wants Transparency On Drone Program

Feb. 11, 2013 8:06 p.m.

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.

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