Press Releases

May 02, 2011

Wyden Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden: "Osama bin Laden was more than a killer, he was the founder and leader of a terrorist organization determined to make a name for itself by taking thousands of innocent lives and spreading chaos and fear around the globe. I congratulate the service members and intelligence professionals who made the operation … Continue Reading

April 20, 2011

Military Takes Steps to Improve Treatment of Returning National Guard, Reserve Troops

Washington, D.C. - Responding to concerns raised over the last year by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), the United States Army has announced changes designed to improve the treatment of National Guard and Reserve troops returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The changes announced in documents provided to Wyden's office include ensuring each soldier receives proper medical care, improving communication about entitlements and benefits and greater … Continue Reading

April 19, 2011

Pew Mining Study Lists Chetco River Among Ten Most Threatened National Parks and Forests

Washington, D.C. - As a further demonstration of the need to take action against the invasive and threatening mining practices currently allowed along the Chetco River, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) along with Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) pointed to a newly released study from the Pew Environment Group on mining that cited the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Area and the Chetco River in particular as one of the nation's ten most endangered national parks and … Continue Reading

April 19, 2011

Wyden to Hold Wasco County Town Hall on Tuesday

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host his annual Wasco County town hall on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Senator Wyden has been holding town halls in each Oregon county every year since 1996. Wasco County Town Hall Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, River Gallery 5000 Discovery Drive The … Continue Reading

April 18, 2011

Wyden to Hold Hood River County Town Hall on Monday, April 25

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host his annual Hood River County town hall in the City of Hood River on Monday, April 25, 2011. Senator Wyden has been holding town halls in each Oregon county every year since 1996. Hood River County Town Hall Meeting Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Hood River Senior Center 2010 Sterling Place Hood … Continue Reading

April 18, 2011

Wyden to Hold Town Halls in Coos, Curry Counties on April 23

Portland, OR - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will return to Coos and Curry counties on Saturday, April 23, 2011, to hold his annual town hall meetings. Senator Wyden holds town halls in each Oregon county every year. This year's meetings will be in Brookings and Coos Bay. Curry County Town Hall Meeting Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Chetco Activity Center 550 Chetco Lane Brookings … Continue Reading

April 14, 2011

Wyden Explains Vote Against 2011 Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. -Senator Wyden (D-Ore.) posted the following op-ed on the Huffington Post explaining his reasons for voting against the 2011 budget Continuing Resolution: Is This How You Want Your Senate To Do Business? The U.S. Senate does not allow legislative provisions to be included in appropriations bills, for much the same reason that most Americans are concerned about earmarks: it creates a slippery slope by which lobbyists and special interest groups can sneak provisions into … Continue Reading

April 13, 2011

Merkley, Wyden, DeFazio Invite Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki to Visit Roseburg Veterans Medical Center

Washington, D.C. - Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-4) sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki Wednesday requesting that he visit the Roseburg Oregon Veterans Medical Center before making any decisions about the future of medical services there. "In order to help you make a more informed decision, we invite you to visit the Roseburg hospital before deciding on VARHS's fate," wrote the Members. "We believe seeing the … Continue Reading

April 07, 2011

Wyden, Grassley Introduce Bill Making Medicare Claims Data Public

WASHINGTON - Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon today introduced legislation to make Medicare claims data public for the first time. The legislation is the product of the senators' combined efforts - each was working on a method of making the data public and combined approaches in the bipartisan legislation introduced today. "Medicare is a $500 billion program with billions of dollars going out in error each year," Grassley said. "The bad actors are getting bigger and … Continue Reading

April 07, 2011

Wyden, Paulsen Bill Gives Green Light to Courts to Intercept Tax Refunds from Delinquent Debtors

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to provide financial relief to crime victims and to state courts that are owed money by deadbeat debtors, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) introduced legislation today that allows state courts to coordinate with the IRS to intercept tax refunds of individuals who owe restitution to their victims or have outstanding court fees. The Crime Victims Restitution and Court Fee Intercept Act will allow the IRS to send tax … Continue Reading

April 07, 2011

Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio Introduce Trio of Bills to Protect Natural Resources in Oregon

Washington, D.C. - Seeking protections to some of Oregon's most valued and threatened natural resources, three Oregon lawmakers have introduced bills in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to protect and preserve the Devil's Staircase Wilderness, the Chetco River and the Oregon Caves National Monument. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced the Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act of 2011, the Oregon Caves … Continue Reading

April 06, 2011

Wyden Calls for FTC Investigation into Secret Agreements to Drive Up Tar Sand Oil Prices

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to protect U.S. consumers from Canadian oil companies using potentially anti-competitive practices to drive up prices for tar sands oil at Midwest refineries, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has called for a Federal Trade Commission investigation into whether seven Canadian oil companies illegally colluded to control the price of oil to U.S. refineries that contribute to the nation's supply of gasoline and diesel fuel. In a letter to FTC Chairman Jonathan … Continue Reading

April 05, 2011

Wyden, Roberts Requires Changes to Medicare Hospice Reimbursement be Vetted by Pilot Program

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to protect and maintain hospice services for Medicare beneficiaries U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Pat Roberts (R-Ks.) introduced the Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment (HELP) Act. This legislation would require any changes to hospice Medicare reimbursements be tested for two years in a pilot program to ensure they do not harm hospice centers in a way that would limit access to those who need it most. "With changes to the hospice Medicare … Continue Reading

April 05, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wyden, Coats to Unveil a Simpler Tax Code for the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) will unveil a comprehensive tax reform package THURSDAY, April 7, at 10 a.m. EST at The Heritage Foundation and discuss how their legislation will achieve President Ronald Reagan's vision for tax simplification and economic growth. While a partisan battle over cuts to government spending threatens to shut down the federal government, Wyden and Coats are working to restructure the tax code, which experts say would reduce … Continue Reading

April 05, 2011

Wyden Announces Intention to Block Intelligence Authorization Bill Over Controversial Pension-Forfeiture Provision

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) a senior member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence declared his intention to object to any attempt to pass the recently reported FY2011 Intelligence Authorization bill by unanimous consent. Wyden has been raising concerns about the inclusion of a controversial pension forfeiture provision, which would give the heads of intelligence agencies the authority to take away the … Continue Reading

April 04, 2011

Wyden, Coats Team Up to Make the Tax Code Work for Businesses and Families

Washington, D.C. - While a partisan battle over cuts to government spending threatens to shut down the federal government, a bipartisan pair of senators took a page from President Reagan's book today and offered legislation that experts say will reduce the federal budget deficit by growing the economy. The "Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2011" - being offered by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) - would simplify the tax system, hold down rates for … Continue Reading

April 01, 2011

Wyden Praises Conservation Proposal put forward by American Trade Negotiators

Washington, D.C. - In a welcome step forward this week, American negotiators in Singapore have put forward a trade proposal with robust environmental standards and solid enforcement provisions. During trade talks among Pacific Rim countries the USTR proposed to establish binding commitments to combat trade and commerce in illegally harvested wildlife and timber. It will require countries to combat trade and commerce in illegally harvested fish and reduce fishing subsidies that contribute … Continue Reading

March 21, 2011

Wyden Calls for Action Against Foreign Companies Violating Trade Laws

Portland, OR - Using clear evidence that foreign companies are brazenly ignoring U.S. trade laws, Senator Ron Wyden today called for stronger federal enforcement of duties on imported goods to save American jobs and American manufacturers. "We have laws intended to enforce fair trade, but they are no good if they aren't enforced," Wyden said. "Customs and Border Protection, which is the agency responsible for collecting the duties at the border, treats these allegations of duty evasion as if … Continue Reading

March 17, 2011

More than 17,000 Acres of Wilderness to Be Preserved by Wyden, Merkley Land Swap Bill

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to preserve more than 17,000 acres of Oregon land as Wilderness, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have reintroduced the Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven Wilderness Act of 2011 that will swap public land with private landholders, in order to create two new wilderness sites. One of the landholders, Young Life, a Christian-based summer camp owns land once occupied by the followers of Baghwan Shree Rajneesh. "This bill will preserve … Continue Reading

March 17, 2011

Wyden, Barrasso Bill Will Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Seniors on Medicare

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to close a workforce gap in mental health practitioners that leaves more than 77 million older Americans without adequate access to mental health treatment, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act legislation today that will lift some restrictions on Medicare reimbursement for Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists. "Mental health is an important part of battling … Continue Reading

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