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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Thursday he's worried about the regulatory gap that allowed high levels of heavy metals pollution to be released into the air in Portland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.
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Ron Wyden (D-OR) is one of the Senate's most vocal watchdogs on the issue of data collection by intelligence agencies.
Today, Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited plan for Oregon's O&C counties.
Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon ReintroductionJuly 26, 2016 3:59 p.m.
We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.
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.