Press Releases

June 17, 2021

Wyden, Lieu, Daines and McClintock Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Require Warrants for Government Use of “Stingray” Phone Surveillance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., with Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., introduced legislation today to defend Americans' rights by requiring the government to get a warrant to deploy cell site simulators, also known as "stingray" devices, which are used by law enforcement agencies to track individuals and identify all the phones in an area. The bipartisan Cell Site Simulator Warrant Act puts an end to overlapping, … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Wyden Sounds Alarm on Wildfire Season at ENR Committee Hearing on Forest Service Budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sounded the alarm during today's U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the U.S. Forest Service annual budget on what every person living in the West knows is coming: another catastrophic wildfire season. "This year in the West we could be looking at the prospect of multiple fires, big ones, at the same time," Wyden said. Wyden asked U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen for the agency's plan for resource … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Press Federal Land Managers for 2021 Wildfire Season Help

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today pressed federal land managers on Oregon's preparedness needs for the 2021 wildfire season as intense drought conditions persist and are expected to worsen in the state. "As you are well aware, the 2020 Oregon wildfire season was one of the most destructive seasons on record; destroying thousands of homes, burning over one million acres, and straining communities already battling a historic pandemic. Though many Oregonians are … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Urge SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues in Oregon and nationwide as soon as possible, noting that the Save Our Stages Act was signed into law more than six months ago and event venues are going out of business while awaiting these grants. "The Save Our Stages Act, now the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, was created to … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Merkley, Wyden Announce $28.7 Million in Federal Funding for TriMet’s Red Line Extension, Bus Rapid Transit Projects

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) is receiving $28.7 million in combined federal funding for its MAX Red Line extension and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects. The MAX Red Line extension project aims to add an additional 7.8 miles of service connecting the Beaverton Transit Center to Downtown Hillsboro, and the BRT project will create a 15-mile line between Portland's … Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Wyden, Merkley: Oregon Counties and Cities to Receive More than $19 Million in Emergency Housing Vouchers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that 28 counties and two cities in Oregon will receive more than $19 million in emergency housing vouchers through the American Rescue Plan Act. "Every single Oregonian deserves an affordable and accessible place to call home," Wyden said. "The economic fallout from the global pandemic has worsened a statewide housing shortage and affordability crisis. These vouchers give local housing authorities critical tools to … Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Wyden, Merkley: Jefferson County to Receive $140,000 Federal Broadband Investment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today that Jefferson County will receive $140,000 in federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help boost broadband access and speed in the county. "Improved broadband for rural Oregon is as crucial to good infrastructure now as electrification once was decades back for rural America," said Wyden, who also is urging the FCC to make rural broadband a priority. "This federal investment … Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Following Extremely Destructive 2020 Wildfire Season: Merkley, Wyden Push Biden Administration for Disaster Supplemental Funding to Help Communities Rebuild

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today pressed President Biden to provide additional relief to states struggling with the impact of extreme drought and wildfires. According to the Drought Monitor, over half of the United States is currently experiencing a historic drought. Over 95 percent of the West is now either abnormally dry or in a drought-making current conditions among the most dry within the past two decades. "When Oregon went up in flames last … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Wyden Calls for Investigation, Reforms, Following Revelations of Trump Spying on Members of Congress

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement after reports that Donald Trump spied on Members of Congress: "Donald Trump's efforts to surveil Adam Schiff as part of a political vendetta is both a direct attack on the separation of powers and Congressional independence. "Revelations about the Trump Justice Department's targeting of journalists and political rivals proves again how surveillance powers can be abused and the need to put strict limits on gag orders that … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Co-Sponsor Legislation to Guarantee Equal Access to Abortion Everywhere in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they have joined colleagues in supporting legislation that would guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere in the United States. "Reproductive rights are human rights," said Wyden, who recently introduced a bill to ensure access to abortion regardless of insurance coverage. "In the past decade, we've seen concerted efforts at both state and federal levels to restrict access to abortion. Reproductive freedom should not … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Wyden, Merkley: More Than $800,000 to go to Oregon Small Businesses Developing Novel Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that four Oregon companies will receive critical seed funding totaling more than $800,000 from the Department of Energy to pursue projects in clean energy technologies and climate solutions. "Small businesses are the lifeblood of Oregon's economy, supporting jobs in our communities and tackling the big challenges faced by our nation," Wyden said. "As the climate emergency persists, I'm happy to see the Department of … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Join Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they have joined all 50 Senate Democrats to introduce a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ individuals have made to American society, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans, and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. The resolution also recognizes how the … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Wyden, Merkley Reintroduce Legislation to Investigate and Hold Police Officers and Departments Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they have joined colleagues to reintroduce legislation that would strengthen the ability of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) and state governments to investigate police departments with a pattern or practice of unconstitutional and discriminatory behavior. During the Obama administration, DOJ used its authority to investigate police departments with a track record of unconstitutional policing and hold them … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Wyden Co-sponsors Bill to Require Equal Pay for U.S. Soccer Teams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today co-sponsored legislation that would require the U.S. Soccer Federation to agree to providing equitable pay to both the women's and men's national teams in order to receive federal funds related to the 2026 World Cup. "The U.S. Women's National Soccer team working hard to represent our country and win on fields across the globe deserves a level playing field when it comes to equal pay here at home," Wyden said. "This legislation would achieve that … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Competition and Innovation Bill Includes New Tools to Target Chinese Trade Cheating, Spur U.S. Research and Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., applauded the passage of the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act today, which includes critical priorities to help workers and employers in Oregon and across the country level the playing field with China. "The Senate came together to deliver a massive, bipartisan win for U.S. workers and American innovation. From new incentives for tech R&D, to new tools targeting Chinese government trade cheating and stronger … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Wyden Co-sponsors Bill to End LGBTQ+ and Religious Discrimination in the Child Welfare System

Washington, DC - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said today he is co-sponsoring legislation that would prohibit discrimination against prospective foster or adoptive parents, and children and youth in the foster care system on the basis of religion, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act also would bar harmful practices like conversion therapy for children participating in child welfare programs receiving federal funding, improve services … Continue Reading


June 05, 2021

Wyden Statement On DOJ Announcement That It Will No Longer Subpoena Reporter Communications In Leak Investigations

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on the Department of Justice announcement that it will no longer seek reporter communications as part of leak investigations: "President Biden and Attorney General Garland are doing the right thing by turning the page on the Trump administration's abusive surveillance of journalists, as Congressman Raskin and I urged last month. As a longtime critic of unnecessary government surveillance, it is refreshing to see an … Continue Reading


June 04, 2021

Wyden Statement on Rise of Anti-Semitic Hate

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement: "I have always stood against anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate and discrimination, and I do not care one iota whether this bigotry comes from the political right or the political left. So I note with dismay and anger that anti-Semitic attacks, harassment and rhetoric continue to spike around the world. Just this week, the European Union documented a surge in online anti-Semitism during the COVID-19 pandemic and the … Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Wyden Statement on SCOTUS Van Buren v. United States Decision

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court decision in Van Buren v. United States, which limited the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: "The Supreme Court recognized today that the terribly written CFAA crossed the line by criminalizing everyday activities like using your work computer to read the news or send personal emails. Today's ruling helps rectify the damage caused by that reactionary law. However, today's case highlights the … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $500,000 in Federal Investments in the Arts Across Oregon

Washington, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that $536,100 in National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) funding is headed to 22 schools, organizations, and museums in Oregon dedicated to art, dance, and music. "During the pain, uncertainty, and anxiety of this past year, many of us turned to music, books, movies, and other art forms for escape and comfort," said Merkley. "Art plays a critical role in enriching our lives, and it's important, especially right … Continue Reading

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