In 2002, Wyden was one of only 23 Senators to vote against going to war with Iraq. Since then, he has worked to bring the troops home and provide them with quality VA services when they return. He has been an advocate for human rights throughout the globe and has recently called on the U.S. State Department to cease selling arms to the Kingdom of Bahrain until their human rights abuses end.
- Posted on 07/08/13
Recognizing the role Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi played in brokering the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire last month, 18 U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to President Morsi urging him to step up efforts to stop arms smuggling through the Sinai and...…Read MorePosted on 12/04/12
Coverage of the escalating violence in Syria continues to underscore the essential service that war correspondents provide the world community. As the Syrian government continues to deny the mass killing of civilian protesters, journalists have risked life...…Read MorePosted on 03/30/12
As the armed conflict in Syria continues to escalate, the brave men and women providing news reports from that region are increasingly in danger. Many have been detained or arrested while covering the unrest and some have been wounded or killed. Recognizing the...…Read MorePosted on 03/09/12
- Posted on 01/15/12
Reaffirming their opposition to the sale of arms to the Kingdom of Bahrain until sustaining human rights improvements are made, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass) released the following sta...…Read MorePosted on 11/23/11 |
As the Arab Spring spread across the Arab world, ordinary citizens in the Kingdom of Bahrain began to rise up and demand political and economic rights from their government. The ruling family, members of a powerful Sunni minority, responded through violent suppression of dissent –...…Read MorePosted on 10/06/11 |