Press Releases

January 16, 2009

Wyden to hold Town Hall Meetings in Crook, Jefferson Counties

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host two town hall meetings on January 25, 2009. Residents of Jefferson and Crook counties are invited to attend the open forums to ask questions and voice their concerns. In keeping with a promise he made in 1996, Wyden holds town halls in every Oregon county every year. The Madras and Prineville events help kick off the 14th year of these meetings, which now total more than 490. Jefferson County Town Hall Meeting Date: … Continue Reading


January 16, 2009

Wyden Asks Obama for Forest Restoration Funding

Washington, DC- Seeking to put rural job growth and forest restoration on the President-elect's agenda, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, brought a bipartisan group of senators together to cosign a letter he sent this week to President-elect Obama asking him to include funding for forests restoration and hazardous fuels reduction projectsin his economic stimulus plan. Wyden was joined bySenators … Continue Reading


January 15, 2009

Senate Passes Public Lands Bill

Washington, D.C. - Seven public lands bills authored by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) passed the Senate today by a vote of 73-21 as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (S.22). "The Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Act of 2007," "The Copper Salmon Wilderness Act," "The Oregon Badlands Wilderness Act of 2008," "The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Voluntary and Equitable Grazing Conflict Resolution Act," "The Spring Basin … Continue Reading


January 15, 2009

Wyden Statement on the Resolution of Disapproval

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement after his vote in favor of the Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of Obligations Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008"Last October, I voted against the $700 billion Wall Street bailout because Congress failed to write any meaningful taxpayer protections, didn't have a plausible plan that was likely to re-open our capital markets, and abdicated its responsibility to reform the Wall … Continue Reading


January 15, 2009

Bipartisan Group of Senators Re-Introduce Legislation to Create Jobs through Infrastructure Investments

Washington DC - Encouraging much-needed job creation and investment in transportation construction and repair, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.) re-introduced today the bipartisan "Build America Bonds" Act (S. 238). The funding from this one-time federal bonding program has the potential to create 2.5 million new jobs and shore up that nation's aging roads, rail lines and bridges by funding … Continue Reading


January 13, 2009

Wyden to hold First Town Hall of 2009 in Klamath County

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will hold his first town hall meeting of 2009 in Klamath Falls on Saturday, January 24th. Residents of Klamath County are invited to attend the open forum to ask questions and voice their concerns. Wyden holds town halls in every Oregon county every year. The Klamath Falls town hall kicks off the 14th year of these meetings.Klamath County Town Hall MeetingDate: January 24, 2009Time: 10:30 a.m. PDTLocation: Oregon Institute of … Continue Reading


January 10, 2009

Senate Set to Pass Public Lands Bill

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January 08, 2009

Wyden Issues Statement on Conflict in Gaza

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January 07, 2009

Wyden Assists Swift Introduction of Public Lands Bill

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December 24, 2008

Wyden Leads and Succeeds in 110th Congress

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December 15, 2008

Wyden-Requested IG Report on Interior Corruption Uncovers "Contempt for the Public Trust" and "Untold Waste"

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December 12, 2008

Congressional Record: Wyden Statement on Auto Bailout Vote

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) entered the following statement into the Congressional Record on December, 12, 2008."Yesterday, when I heard the Majority Leader was going to call a cloture vote, I changed my schedule and hurriedly returned to Washington, D.C. from Oregon, where I had been working on the Oregon Business Plan at the Oregon Business Summit in Portland. I was on an airplane, about an hour away from the Capitol, when the Senate Leader called the vote, and I missed the cloture vote … Continue Reading


November 21, 2008

15 Senate Sponsors of the Healthy Americans Act Outline a "Roadmap" for Building Bipartisan Consensus on Health Reform

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November 19, 2008

Wyden Applauds Daschle Selection

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November 03, 2008

Wyden Urges Accelerated Study for Reopening Pioneer Route

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October 31, 2008

CORP Ordered to Sell Coos Bay Rail Line to Port

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October 24, 2008

Wyden Uses Oregon Products from Rural Counties to Thank Senate Leaders for Passage of County Timber Payments

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October 03, 2008

Wyden in Coos County on October 6 for Annual Town Hall Meeting

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October 03, 2008

Wyden to hold town hall meeting in Curry County on October 5

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October 03, 2008

Wyden's Multi-Year County Payments Extension Will Become Law

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