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Wyden Floor Statement on Growing Threat of Wildfires

Date: 08/16/2018
August 16, 2018 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden Floor Statement on Ryan Bounds' Nomination

Date: 07/19/2018
July 19, 2018 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden: Hemp Farming Act

Date: 07/13/2018
Ron toured a hemp processing facility last week in the Willamette Valley that is among the hundreds of Oregon farms poised to benefit from his bipartisan Hemp Farming Act. “This bipartisan bill frees farmers to grow hemp to new heights,” Ron said. “Farmers everywhere want to tap into this potential. This is an export market we can get into households and communities all over the world.” His visit to the Wooden Shoe farm in Woodburn came shortly after the Senate included Ron’s bipartisan hemp legislation in the Farm Bill. The bipartisan legislation Ron sponsored with fellow Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul redefines hemp as an agricultural commodity and removes it from the list of controlled substances. Before touring the hemp processing facility at the Woodburn farm, Ron met with businesses using hemp in products like soap, clothes, snowboards and more. “I’ve long said if you can make it and sell it in Oregon, you should be able to grow it in Oregon,” Ron said. “Our bipartisan, commonsense bill is pro-environment, pro-business and pro-farmer.”

Wyden Presses FERC: Trump Administration’s Coal Bailout Will Raise Americans’ Utility Rates

Date: 06/12/2018
Following questioning from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a Trump-appointed commissioner from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today testified the Trump administration’s scheme to prop up uncompetitive coal plants would raise utility rates for American families.

Wyden: Web of Deceit

Date: 04/25/2018

Wyden to Forest Service: Use Wildfire Funding Fix to Get Back to Work in the Woods

Date: 04/24/2018
In a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pressed the interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service to explain how the agency will use a recently passed wildfire funding solution to restart forest prevention projects in Oregon that have been shown to reduce the size and severity of devastating wildfires across the West.

Wyden, Hood River Student Call on Congress to Act on Gun Safety

Date: 03/07/2018
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today said at a hearing with Senate Democratic leadership that Congress can no longer do nothing in the face of gun violence ripping through schools and communities across America. Testifying at the hearing was 16-year-old Eva Jones, a sophomore at Hood River Valley High School, who Wyden invited to share her experience as a student working to prevent gun violence.

State of the Union 2018 Guests Esli and Kevin Becerra

Date: 02/06/2018
Recorded Tuesday, January, 30th 2018

Senator Wyden speaks out against the GOP tax plan

Date: 11/28/2017
February 26, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden: Statement on New Senate Republican Tax Bill

Date: 11/15/2017
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today gave the following remarks as the Finance Committee began consideration of a new version of the Senate Republicans’ tax bill.

Senator Ron Wyden to Join Families Affected by Republican Tax Plan’s Cuts to Hard Working Americans

Date: 11/15/2017
On Tuesday, before Republicans vote on their disastrous plan to give tax breaks to millionaires and wealthy corporations, Not One Penny and the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a press conference with Senator Ron Wyden and people affected by Republicans’ tax plan. The constituents speaking at the event will show how Trump and congressional Republicans’ tax framework overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest Americans while millions of working families will see tax increases and the elimination of critical deductions that families depend on. The press conference is being coordinated in partnership with Tax March, Americans for Tax Fairness, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Little Lobbyists, and other progressive organizations working against Trump’s tax scam.

Senator Ron Wyden to Join Families Affected by Republican Tax Plan’s Cuts to Hard Working Americans

Date: 11/14/2017
On Tuesday, before Republicans vote on their disastrous plan to give tax breaks to millionaires and wealthy corporations, Not One Penny and the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a press conference with Senator Ron Wyden and people affected by Republicans’ tax plan. The constituents speaking at the event will show how Trump and congressional Republicans’ tax framework overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest Americans while millions of working families will see tax increases and the elimination of critical deductions that families depend on. The press conference is being coordinated in partnership with Tax March, Americans for Tax Fairness, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Little Lobbyists, and other progressive organizations working against Trump’s tax scam.

Wyden: Statement on Finance Committee Delay in Considering Republican Tax Plan

Date: 11/14/2017
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today gave the following remarks on the Finance Committee Republicans’ delay in introducing a modified version of their tax plan, which was expected to be offered by Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, this morning.

Wyden: Put America’s Veterans Above Partisanship

Date: 11/08/2017
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today joined Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on the Senate floor to honor America’s veterans and pledged to continue fighting to provide veterans with the care and treatment they’ve earned.

Wyden Sounds Alarm on GOP Tax Plan

Date: 10/26/2017
October 26, 2017- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Livestream: Hearing on Trumpcare

Date: 09/25/2017
Senate Republicans are pushing through a bad health care bill just to meet a partisan deadline. This hearing in the Senate Finance Committee is the only hearing being held on the Graham-Cassidy version of Trumpcare.

Wyden urges Congress to pass Wildfire Funding Fix in Senate Bill

Date: 08/03/2017
Forest service says that they "don’t disagree with the science that there’s an association between flooding and wildfires.” Congress must pass Sen Wyden's bill to fix how we fund wildfires as they will continue to get worse and worse without a fix.

Wyden: GOP gambling with Americans health with secret bill

Date: 06/19/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) blasted Republicans for secretly writing a health care bill that sabotages Americans' health care for Republican political game.

Wyden on Wildfire Funding

Date: 06/15/2017

Wyden: Trumpcare sets us back in the opioid fight

Date: 06/15/2017
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Sen Wyden & Dems on Trumpcare's Devastating Impact on Opioid Fight

Date: 06/15/2017
Trumpcare’s hundreds of billions in cuts to Medicaid would dramatically reduce the ability of state and local governments and health care providers to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic. The combination of unprecedented cuts to Medicaid, which pays for 25% of all annual drug treatment spending in the United States, and the end of mandatory coverage for substance use disorder treatment as an essential health benefit would severely limit drug treatment for many individuals, and drastically weaken the ability of communities to fight back against the opioid crisis.

Wyden Remarks on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Date: 06/14/2017
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Wyden: Trumpcare Medicaid cuts hurt seniors

Date: 06/14/2017
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) - lays out how the Republican health plan is the greatest threat seniors have faced. It guts Medicaid hurting seniors in nursing homes, people with disabilities and working families.

Wyden Honors heroes who defended 2 girls against hate & terror

Date: 06/07/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks to honor the 3 Oregon hero who defended two girls on the MAX train against hate and terror. Wyden along with Sen. Merkley introduced a resolution to honor these 3 men.

Wyden: End the ban on industrial hemp farming!

Date: 06/07/2017
For the third year in a row, Sen. Wyden (D-Ore.) delivered a speech commemorating Hemp History Week and urged his colleagues to end the prohibition on growing hemp in America. If we can buy hemp products in America, American farmers should be able to grow hemp! Sen. Wyden was joined by a staffer wearing a hemp tie and holding two baskets of hemp products.

Dir. Coats reneges on promise to provide # of Americans surveilled under Sec. 702

Date: 06/07/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Dir. Coats during his confirmation if he would provide the # of Americans' surveilled under FISA sec. 702. Dir. Coats said he would and now refuses to.

Wyden: Vote no on CIA General Counsel Nominee, Courtney Elwood

Date: 06/06/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges his senators to vote against Trump's nominee for CIA general counsel Courtney Elwood.

Wyden: Why I am opposed to CIA General Counsel Nominee

Date: 05/24/2017
On the Senate floor, Sen. Wyden (D-Ore.) lays out why he is opposed to CIA General Counsel nominee Courtney Elwood.

Wyden on Maddow Discussing Comey Firing

Date: 05/11/2017
On The Rachel Maddow Show, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) discusses Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey during the FBI's Russia investigation.

Pompeo can't recall if Flynn was in conversations that could have compromised national security

Date: 05/11/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) drills CIA Dir. Mike Pompeo on what conversations former national security adviser Michael Flynn was privy too that could compromised Americans' security.

Wyden: We know Trump solicited Russian hacking. But did he coordinate?

Date: 05/11/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks senior intelligence officials about Russia and Trump ties and the threat of a compromised Michael Flynn.

Wyden: Senate Must Reject Trumpcare

Date: 05/09/2017
May 9, 2017 -- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) implores Senate GOP to reach across the aisle and to reject Trumpcare.

Wyden defends Oregon Retirement Savings Law

Date: 05/03/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) railed against Republican efforts to overturn state laws that help Americans save for retirment.

Wyden: Why I am Voting NO on Gorsuch for the Supreme Court Nomination

Date: 04/05/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) lays out why he is opposing Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch puts corporation and government before individual rights.

Republicans making it harder for Americans to save for retirement

Date: 03/29/2017
March 29, 2017 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) slams Republican efforts to turnover auto-IRAs which give Americans better options to save for retirement.

Wyden Highlights Outdoor Recreation Economy, Wildfire Funding Fix in Senate Panel Meeting

Date: 03/21/2017
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today highlighted the potential of the outdoor recreation economy and the need to address wildfire funding to improve maintenance of our public lands, in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Wyden: Government won't say how many Americans have been swept up in foreign surviellance

Date: 03/15/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) outlines the history of surveillance of law-abiding Americans under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and his work to get the number of Americans surveilled under sec. 702 made public. Section 702 is up for reauthorization this year in Congress.

Wyden: Republicans expand drug testing of Americans while gutting drug treatment

Date: 03/15/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposes Republicans' counter-productive and wasteful effort to expand drug testing while at the same time gutting opiod treatment programs through Trumpcare.

Trumpcare raids Medicare to give tax cuts to the wealthy

Date: 03/14/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) blasts Trumpcare for raiding Medicare to transfer wealth away from seniors to the wealthiest.

Wyden: Trumpcare devastates Americans' health coverage

Date: 03/13/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) outlines his opposition to Trumpcare and to CMS nominee Seema Verma who will be in charge of implementing many of its provisions.

Wyden: OMB Nominee wants to end Medicare & raise the retirement age

Date: 02/15/2017
Trump's nominee for Director of Office of Budget and Management, Rep. Mulvaney, wants to end traditional Medicare and raise the Social Security retirement age to 70. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposes his nomination.

Mnuchin embodies the unfairness of the tale of two tax codes

Date: 02/10/2017
Trump Treasury Secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin, benefitted from America's unfair tax code that treats wages and wealth differently. There no indication he will work to fix this.

Wyden Reads Stories of Mnuchin's Foreclosure Victims

Date: 02/10/2017
Under Treasury Secretary Nominee, Steven Mnuchin, OneWest foreclosed on Americans during the financial crisis -- many of whom were foreclosed on illegally. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reds some of their stories.

Mnuchin Gives Information to Heller, Not Brown and Casey

Date: 02/10/2017
During Mr. Mnuchin's confirmation process Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) asked for a state-by-state breakdown of foreclosures made by Mr. Mnuchin's bank, OneWest and Sen. Casey (D-Pa.) asked for national figures. Mnuchin gave these answers to Sen. Heller (R-Nev.) and not Brown or Casey.

Wyden: Price wants to privatize Medicare, he should not be in charge of Medicare

Date: 02/09/2017
February 8, 2017 - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on his colleagues to vote NO on Rep. Tom Price's nomination for Health and Human Services Secretary. Price wants to repeal and run when it comes to the ACA, privatize Medicare, and gut Medicaid. He also misled the Senate about his special access to private stock sales and purchased health care stocks then pushed policies that helped his portfolio. Price is wrong for HHS Secretary.

Wyden: Our kids deserve better than DeVos

Date: 02/07/2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) voices his strong opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. The Senate confirmed DeVos after Vice President Mike Pence was brought in to break a 50-50 vote tie.

Wyden: No on Trump's CIA Director, Rep. Pompeo

Date: 01/23/2017
January 23, 2017 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in a senate floor speech explains why he will vote no on Rep. Pompeo for CIA Director. Pompeo holds extreme views on surveillance and torture and Wyden voice his serious concerns Pompeo will be transparent with Congress or the American people.

Wyden on Mnuchin's offshore entities, foreclosure machine & qualifications to work for all Americans

Date: 01/19/2017
At Trump Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin's hearing, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions whether Mnuchin will be able to work on behalf of all Americans

Wyden: I will oppose Pruitt for EPA Administrator

Date: 01/17/2017
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today went to the Senate floor to express his opposition to the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Mr. Pruitt’s career is defined by repeated attempts to weaken or eliminate health-based environmental standards, worker protections, air quality standards for toxic air pollutants, and limits on carbon emissions to take on the challenge of climate change,” Wyden said. “These rollbacks would hurt everyone, but they would especially hurt children, low-income households, communities of color and elderly individuals the most. “Americans need to trust that the EPA will be able to defend their communities from air pollution or from water contamination. The EPA plays a critical role in ensuring clean and safe water – whether that water is running through a mountain stream or through a pipe to a Portland kitchen.”

Pompeo fails to answer Wyden on use of intelligence on Americans provided by foreign spy networks

Date: 01/13/2017
Jan 12, 2017 - Rep. Mike Pompeo - nominee for CIA Director - fails to fully answer Sen. Ron Wyden's (D-Ore.) question about the use of intelligence on Americans provided by foreign spy networks.

Wyden presses Pompeo on proposal create sprawling database of Americans’ personal information

Date: 01/13/2017
Jan 12, 2017 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions Rep. Pompeo - nominee for CIA Director - on his proposal to increase surveillance on law-abiding Americans

Comey Refuses to Say Whether the FBI Has Investigated Trump Associates’ Ties to Russia

Date: 01/10/2017
Jan. 10, 2017 - FBI Director James Comey today refused to say whether the FBI had investigated ties between Donald Trump’s associates and the Russian government, in response to a question from Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing today. Sen. Wyden believes the American people have a right to know the answer to this question before January 20.

Wyden: Repeal & Replace means returning to health care for only the healthy & wealthy

Date: 01/09/2017
January 9, 2017 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) joined Senate Democrats on the floor calling for Republicans to stop repeal and run, giving tax breaks for the wealthy and creating higher health care costs for everyone else.

Wyden: Repeal and Run is an Unfair, Damaging Plan for Working Americans

Date: 01/05/2017
January 5, 2017 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) lays out how the GOP health "plan" to repeal the ACA and run means skyrocketing health care costs for working Americans and tax cuts for the wealthy.

Wyden asks Senate to Pass Family First Act

Date: 12/10/2016
Before the Senate adjourned, Sen. Wyden implored the Senate to pass the Family First Act, which had already passed the House. Senate Republicans objected.

Wyden: Bizarre that Trump is making time for "Celebrity Apprentice" but not intelligence briefing

Date: 12/09/2016
December 9, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls out Trump for denying Intelligence Community assertions that Russia interfered in America's elections. Trump is reportedly making time for "Celebrity Apprentice" but not for traditional daily intelligence briefings.

Wyden: Pass Family First Act to Improve the Lives of Foster Kids

Date: 12/07/2016
December 7, 2013 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) implored the Senate to not leave for the holidays without passing overwhelmingly bipartisan foster care reform - foster kids should not be left waiting.

Wyden Makes Last Ditch Effort to get Congress to Debate Expanding the FBI's Hacking Authority

Date: 11/30/2016
Nov. 30, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) made a last-ditch effort to delay broad new government hacking authority that is now set to go into effect on Dec. 1. Senator Wyden, Coons, and Daines gave Congress three separate chances to stop or delay this dangerous change the expands the FBI's hacking authority to encompass potentially millions of Americans' devices without an individualized warrant. Each time a Republican senator objected to delaying to give the Congress time to even hold a hearing on this policy change. Learn more: https://medium.com/@RonWyden/shaking-my-head-5c1b60db9086#.cc6urdyrw

Wyden: Put Patients First in Opioid Crisis & Make 21st Century Cures Affordable

Date: 11/15/2016
November 15, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on Congress to fund the programs they authorized to treat opioid addiction and use scientific research to make medicine more affordable for Americans.

Wyden Remembers Victims & Roseburg Community 1 year After UCC Shooting

Date: 09/28/2016
September 28, 2016 - On the Senate floor, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., remembered the victims of the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College outside of Roseburg, Oregon.

Wyden asks Senate to pass his bill to stop government mass hacking

Date: 09/08/2016
Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today went to the Senate floor to call for a vote on his bill to stop a dangerous plan that would make it far easier for the government to hack into Americans’ personal devices on a massive scale.

Wyden Fights for Oregon Priorities in Energy Bill

Date: 09/08/2016
Sept. 8, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pushes for energy conference legislation to include provisions that would allow rural economies to thrive in Oregon and across the country.

Wyden: Pass my bill to require Presidential Nominees to release their tax returns

Date: 08/16/2016
August 15, 2016 - Tax returns don't spin and that's why, ever since Watergate, presidential nominees have released theirs. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for Congress to pass his bill to require presidential nominees to release their tax returns.

Wyden, Markey, McCaskill Press Conference on Whistleblower Retaliation at Energy Department

Date: 07/14/2016
Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will be joined by federal contractor whistleblowers Sandra Black and Walt Tamosaitis Thursday, July 14, to release a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Energy (DOE). Sandra Black, a contractor employee at DOE’s Savannah River site in South Carolina for more than 30 years was fired for cooperating with the GAO during its collection of information for the report. Walt Tamosaitis was fired after raising safety and design concerns at a multi-billion dollar construction project to treat high-level radioactive waste at the DOE’s Hanford Reservation in Washington.

Congress cannot declare victory on opioids

Date: 07/13/2016
July 13, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the Senate floor tells Republicans to put the money where their mouths are and actually fund opioid addiction programs. Without real funding, this opioid bill is not a victory. It's a half-measure that will not stop the raging opioid addiction crisis.

Wyden on sage grouse: Collaborative work pays off

Date: 06/28/2016
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today pushed Congress not to overturn locally supported sage grouse restoration plans saying, "The collective efforts of local stakeholders to protect sage grouse not only work to preserve critical habitat and ecosystems, but also work to benefit local economies and continue multiple rangeland uses including recreation and grazing. This year’s House of Representatives’ defense authorization bill contains a sage grouse poison pill that would snuff out the years of collaboration that went into avoiding an endangered species listing in the first place. In addition to handing control of public lands over to the states and weakening sage grouse protections, the provision prevents the Fish and Wildlife Service from revisiting its listing decision for at least 10 years, which will only increase the odds of an endangered species listing in the long term. This is a frustrating example of Congress making important endangered species decisions based on politics, not science and collaboration. And it is no way to run the government."

Wyden: No to warrantless searches by the FBI through National Security Letters

Date: 06/21/2016
June 16, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on colleagues to oppose allowing the FBI to obtain electronic communication transaction records (ECTRs) of Americans without a court order.

Wyden defends strong encryption, asks if CIA would resume torture if next President asks

Date: 06/16/2016
June 16, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks CIA Director Brennan if CIA would resume torture program if asked by next President.

Wyden: Questions CIA Dir. on Encryption & Accountability

Date: 06/16/2016
June 16, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing hammers importance of strong encryption for cybersecurity and asks CIA Dir. Brennan if anyone has been held accountability for the systemic failures the CIA itself identified.

Wyden: Enough. Silence and inaction on gun violence is just not enough

Date: 06/15/2016
June 15, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) joins Sen. Chris Murphy is his filibuster against gun violence and inaction, calling for Senate Republicans to do something.

Wyden: End the anti-farmer ban on hemp

Date: 06/09/2016
June 9, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on the Senate to pass his bill and end the ban on industrial hemp production saying 'You'd have as much luck getting high by smoking cotton from a t-shirt as you would by smoking hemp."

Wyden: Require Presidential Nominees to Release Their Tax Returns

Date: 06/08/2016
June 8, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) offers his bill to require presidential nominees to release their tax returns. Nominees have done so ever since Watergate and Americans deserve straightforward answers and transparency.

Wyden recognizes Hermiston High School Career Technical Education homebuilders program

Date: 06/08/2016
June 8, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) visited Hermiston High School in Eastern Oregon earlier this month and highlighted the good work their CTE programs are doing for students on the Senate floor.

Naptime? What taxpayers are paying for in a defense contractor's $30 million of legal bills

Date: 06/08/2016
June 7, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)calls on Congress to pass his amendment to finally put an end to the blank checks the Pentagon is writing for the legal fees of a defense contractor - KBR - accused of willfully exposing U.S. soldiers to toxic chemicals.

Wyden: Make communities near oil trains safer

Date: 06/07/2016
June 7, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on Congress to pass his bill that will get unsafe oil tank cars off the tracks, relocate tracks that are near communities and provide training and advanced notification for first responders.

Wyden on CNN: Presidential nominees must release their tax returns

Date: 05/26/2016
May 26, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) says tax returns show a nominee's persona integrity, calls on Congress to pass his bill to require presidential nominees to release their tax returns.

Wyden to Senate Republicans: Do Your Job

Date: 05/25/2016
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)tells Senate Republicans - Do your job instead of engaging in pure politics.

Wyden calls for National Vote By Mail, Break Down Barriers to Voting

Date: 04/28/2016
As a new tide of voter disenfranchisement rises across the country, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today announced a new campaign to expand an Oregon-style vote-by-mail program nationwide and tear down barriers to voting.

Wyden Urges Congress to Pass a Bipartisan Wildfire Funding Fix Now

Date: 04/27/2016
While thousands of acres are burning in the eastern United States and getting ahead of the fire season in Oregon and the West, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today underscored the urgency of passing a wildfire funding fix to allow better forest management

Find Your Park: Crater Lake with Ron Wyden & Superintendent Craig Ackerman

Date: 04/19/2016
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman urge all Americans to get outside, visit beautiful Crater Lake in Oregon and find your park!

Wyden Statement on Senate Floor on Chinese Aluminum Market Manipulation

Date: 04/18/2016
April 18, 2016 - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., delivered the following statement on the Senate floor today calling on the administration to stand up to China’s market-distorting trade policies and support a new case by the United Steelworkers to defend U.S. aluminum producers.

Wyden Honors Beverly Cleary for her 100th Birthday

Date: 04/12/2016
April 12, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) honors children's book author Beverly Cleary on her 100th birthday. Beverly Cleary's book introduced generations of kids across the world to Oregon and inspired them to love reading.

Your Tax Filing Questions Answered: Ron talks tax filing with NTA Nina Olson

Date: 03/21/2016
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sat down with National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson to get answers to questions he heard from Oregonians about tax filing. Topics include fraudulent tax preparers, e-filing and tax scams. Helpful links: Free fillable tax forms: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Before-Starti... Taxpayer Advocate: http://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov Education tax credits: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Educa... Current tax scams: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Con... Report a scam: https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contac... Contact IRS office in Oregon: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-My-Lo...

Sen. Ron Wyden on the Assault on Women's Health Care

Date: 03/10/2016
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) spoke on the Senate floor about the ongoing assault on women's health care in America and why he'll do everything he can to reverse the tide so all women can access critical health care services.

Wyden: One bill is not enough to end the opioid epidemic

Date: 03/10/2016
March 10, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for Congress to do more than pass one bill to end the opioid epidemic.

Wyden Pushes for Bipartisan Wildfire Funding Fix, More Air Quality Research Funding

Date: 03/08/2016
March 8, 2016 - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked the Chief of the Forest Service about the agency’s ongoing support for his bipartisan wildfire funding fix that would free up more funding for the work that prevents the largest, most damaging wildfires.

Wyden: End this unconstitutional attack on women's rights

Date: 03/01/2016
March 1, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) blasts continued attacks on women's right to choose and access to health care.

Wyden: Opioid epidemic is devastating America

Date: 03/01/2016
February 29, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) addresses America's opioid epidemic calling for more prevention, better treatment and tougher enforcement.

Wyden Asks Interior Department Secretary for New Ways to Pump Money into Rural Economies

Date: 02/23/2016
February 23, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Wyden asks Interior Department for new ways to work collaboratively to boost rural economies.

Wyden: Opioids are carving a path of destruction through Oregon's communities

Date: 02/23/2016
February 23, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for action to curb opioid epidemic. More prevention, better treatment & tougher enforcement needed.

Oregon DoJ Attorney Testifies on Improper Marketing Practices by Opioid Manufacturers

Date: 02/23/2016
February 23, 2016 - Oregon Dept. of Justice Attorney David Hart testifies in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the opioid epidemic.

Wyden: Congress Must Pass Strong Trade Enforcement

Date: 02/11/2016
February 11, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on Congress to pass strongest trade enforcement bill in decades

Wyden Calls on Senate to Pass Toughest Trade Enforcement Package in Decades

Date: 02/10/2016
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, urged colleagues to pass a sweeping package of trade enforcement measures.

CIA Dir. Brennan refuses to admit CIA unauthorized search of Senate files was improper

Date: 02/09/2016
February 9, 2016: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) presses CIA Dir. Brennan to admit that CIA hacking into Senate files was improper.

Wyden speaks on Flint Water Crisis and Senate Energy Bill

Date: 02/03/2016
February 3, 2016 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on the Senate floor on the Flint water crisis and the Senate Energy bill

Wyden & Crapo on Must Pass Wildfire Funding Bill

Date: 02/03/2016
February 2, 2016 - Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) & Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) call for passage of their bill to fix the way we fund wildfire fighting and end the practice of borrowing from prevention funds to pay to fight fires.

Wyden: Blocking Research on Gun Violence Defies Common Sense

Date: 01/21/2016
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today pushed for reinstating federal funding for gun violence research at a press conference in the U.S. Capitol.

Wyden: Biggest tax cut for working families in decades

Date: 12/17/2015
Dec. 17, 2015, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on bipartisan tax package: "This bipartisan package is the biggest tax cut for working families and the biggest anti-poverty plan Congress has moved forward in decades."

Wyden & Grassley Sovaldi Investigation Press Conference

Date: 12/01/2015
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discuss findings of investigation into pricing of Sovaldi. In 2014, Medicaid programs spent $1 billion on Gilead’s Hepatitis C drugs, yet more than 97% of Medicaid patients went untreated.

Wyden: Without privacy protections, CISA is a surveillance bill

Date: 10/22/2015
October 22, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposes CISA saying a cyber information sharing bill without real & robust privacy protections is yet another surveillance bill.

Wyden: CISA is not voluntary for users, lacks privacy protections

Date: 10/21/2015
October 21, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) highlights lack of privacy protections and potential for oversharing law-abiding Americans private information with the government.

Wyden: CISA is not voluntary for users, is a surveillance bill

Date: 10/20/2015
October 20, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges a no vote on CISA. Tech experts and companies and privacy advocates agree: CISA violates privacy rights while doing little to increase security.

Wyden Highlights Importance of Mt. Hood & Frank Moore Bills in Senate Hearing

Date: 10/08/2015
October 8, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urged passage of two bills to enhance Oregon's land and habitat conservation.

Wyden Thanks first responders & Roseburg hospital for response to mass shooting at UCC

Date: 10/08/2015
October 8, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) thanks first responders and the doctors, nurses and other staff at Mercy Medical in Roseburg, Oregon.

Wyden: End complacency. Take action against gun violence.

Date: 10/08/2015
October 8, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), at a press conference in Washington DC, calls for action to stop gun violence.

Wyden Q&A with NSA Dir. Rogers

Date: 09/24/2015
September 24, 2015- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks NSA Dir. Rogers about vulnerabilities of multiple encryption keys and effectiveness of bulk colel

Wyden introduces tax policy to spark innovation in clean energy tech

Date: 09/22/2015
September 22, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) at a press conference unveiling clean energy legislation, highlights his provision to spark innovation & investment in clean energy technologies to combat climate change & increase efficiency.

Wyden: Fix Wildfire Funding

Date: 09/17/2015
September 17, 2015: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges Congress to fix wildfire funding in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Wyden: CISA is a surveillance bill & bad policy

Date: 08/05/2015
August 5, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for serious overhaul to CISA.

Wyden: Reduce the need for foster care

Date: 08/04/2015
August 4, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for flexibility in how states can spend child welfare money so they can focus on preventative services and intervention and kinship care to so less kids enter foster care.

Wyden: Do not defund Planned Parenthood & sacrifice women's health care

Date: 08/03/2015
August 3, 2015: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.): Defunding Planned Parenthood paints a big red target on the most basic, routine health care services for women.

Wyden on eve of Medicare and Medicaid's 50th anniversaries

Date: 07/29/2015
July 29, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks at a Democratic press conference on Medicare at 50. It has kept millions of America's seniors out of poverty.

Wyden, Baldwin, Oregon & Wisconsin Brewers "Happy Hour Hangout"

Date: 07/27/2015
Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) will host a “Happy Hour Hangout” to discuss economic benefits of their Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which would provide tax relief to the nation’s craft brewers, cider makers, vintners, and distillers, streamline a variety of complex regulations, and significantly reduce compliance burdens for America’s craft beverage producers. Joining them will be Gary Fish, owner of Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, and Jeff Hamilton, President of Sprecher Brewing Co. in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Senate Holds Hearing on Wyden’s O&C Bill to Double Timber Harvests, Protect Oregon’s Treasures

Date: 07/16/2015
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today called for a balanced approach to forest management in a subcommittee hearing on his O&C Lands Act before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on July 16, 2015.

Wyden emphasizes the need for increased focus on graduation rates

Date: 07/09/2015
On July 9, 2015, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) stressed the importance of providing opportunities through education and raising graduation rates in Oregon and across the country during the bipartisan Senate debate on the Every Child Achieves Act.

Wyden: Stockpiles of Encryption Keys are a Big Loser

Date: 07/08/2015
July 8, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tells FBI Director Comey ihe sees the debate moving towards keeping stockpiles of encryption keys and that proposal is a big loser. It undermines cybersecurity.

Wyden: FBI’s backdoors proposal “a huge gift to foreign hackers and criminals”

Date: 07/08/2015
July 8, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in a rare, open Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing questions the U.S. government's ability to have a stockpile of encryption keys and keep them out of the hands of hostile foreign actors.

Wyden: Pass TAA & strong enforcement legislation

Date: 06/24/2015
June 24, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on the Senate to pass TAA - a lifeline for 100,000 Oregon workers, and legislation to give America real tools to crack down on trade cheats.

Wyden: Pass Trade Legislation

Date: 06/23/2015
June 23, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges colleagues to pass trade legislation: "This package is all about getting past NAFTA and moving toward 'trade done right.'"

Wyden: America's infrastructure arteries are bleeding out, stop band-aid patches

Date: 06/18/2015
June 18, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for Congress to stop kicking the can down the road and find a long-term funding solution for the Highway Trust Fund.

Wyden: Make ITFA permanent, No Online Sales Tax

Date: 06/18/2015
June 16, 2015 - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls on the Senate to make permanent the Internet Tax Freedom Act and to not tie it to a new national online sales tax.

Wyden Calls for End of NSA Dragnet on Senate Floor

Date: 06/18/2015
May 20, 2015- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for end to illegal mass surveillance -it doesn't make us any safer.

Wyden: Congress has a chance to adopt a true zero-tolerance policy on military sexual assault

Date: 06/16/2015
Wyden stood up for victims of military sexual assault by voting for an amendment to the military spending bill that would remove the decision to prosecute military sexual assault and other serious crimes from the chain of command and give it to experienced, impartial military lawyers.

Wyden to Hold Up Energy Department Nominee over Unaddressed Hanford Concerns

Date: 06/16/2015
Sen. Ron Wyden, D- Ore., said he would object to the Senate’s consideration of the Department of Energy’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, in a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on June 16, 2015.

Wyden: CISA is a surveillance bill by another name

Date: 06/10/2015
June 10, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges the Senate to not jam a bad cybersecurity bill through and instead focus on real solutions to real cybersecurity problems.

Wyden, for National Hemp History Week, Urges Lifting the Ban on Industrial Hemp

Date: 06/04/2015
Sen. Ron Wyden today today urged lifting the federal ban on industrial hemp, which has a wide variety of uses and economic benefits in Oregon and nationwide.

Wyden: Next step, closing the backdoor search loophole

Date: 06/01/2015
June 1, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) presses on ending bulk collection once and for all and protecting Americans privacy by closing the section 702 "backdoor search loophole."

Wyden, Heinrich: End Mass Surveillance, Make Critical Reforms

Date: 06/01/2015
May 31, 2015 - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D- N.M.) call for ending mass surveillance and real, meaningful reforms to end secret law.

Wyden: I'll pull out all the stops to end mass surveillance

Date: 05/22/2015
May 22, 2015 - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) appears on Now with Alex Wagner calling for immediate passage of USA Freedom Act to end bulk collection.

Wyden on MSNBC: Court agrees mass surveillance is illegal, Wyden continues call for its end

Date: 05/07/2015
May 7, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls again for Congress to use the Patriot Act's reauthorization to end mass surveillance.

Wyden: Historic Strides for Transparency, Human Rights in Trade Promotion Authority Bill

Date: 04/16/2015
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) highlighted the unprecedented opportunities and protections for middle-class Americans, human rights and the environment in future trade negotiations at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on April 16, 2015.

Wyden on Wildfire Funding in the Congressional Budget

Date: 03/25/2015
In a Senate Floor speech on March 25, 2015, Sen. Wyden urged Senators to support his and Sen. Crapo's amendment to fix wildfire funding in the federal budget.

Wyden: Budget must strengthen America's middle-class not push them further behind

Date: 03/24/2015
During the Senate budget debate, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for a budget that invests in America not decimate the programs that help students, seniors, and middle-class families.

Wyden: Increase the Timber Harvest and Renew Rural Safety Net

Date: 03/24/2015
In a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on March 24, 2015, Wyden called for better federal management of forests.

Wyden: Congress must extend rural Oregon's safety net

Date: 03/19/2015
In the mark-up of the Senate budget, Ron calls for Congress to extend Secure Rural Schools.

Sen. Wyden: Fix the Broken Wildfire Funding System

Date: 03/12/2015
March 12, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Sen. Wyden on wildfire funding in Senate Energy Committee Hearing

Date: 03/12/2015
March 12, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden on stopping tax scammers

Date: 03/12/2015
March 12, 2015 - Tax scammers are rampant every tax season. Ron calls for consumer protection at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax scams.

Wyden Discusses Oregon Priorities with Interior Secretary Jewell

Date: 02/24/2015
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) talks SRS/PILT, Klamath and funding for fighting wildfires with Interior Secretary Jewell at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on February 24, 2015.

Wyden: Close the loophole hedge funds use to avoid taxes

Date: 02/03/2015
February 3, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for IRS to quit dragging its feet and close the loophole that allows hedge funds to masquerade as insurance companies and rip taxpayers off.

Wyden asks IRS when Oregonians can expect their PINs? Cannot afford this delay

Date: 02/03/2015
February 3, 2015 - Many Oregonians who were victims of identity theft are being re-victimized and having to wait for their refunds because of IRS delays. Ron asks when exactly Oregonians will get their PINs so they can file their taxes

Wyden - Unfair tax system hits middle class families the hardest

Date: 02/03/2015
February 3, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.): With the slashed IRS budget, the IRS doesn't have the resources to crack down on tax cheats - to the tune of $400 billion a year. So middle-class families are left to navigate a complex system without support and shoulder that $400 billion difference.

Wyden: Trade must work for middle class Americans

Date: 01/27/2015

January 27, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in a Senate Finance Committee hearing calls for a U.S. trade agenda that creates middle-class jobs, toughly enforces trade rules and is transparent with the opportunity for meaningful public input.

Wyden: Bipartisan Senate Majority agrees it's time to close the tar sands loophole

Date: 01/23/2015
January 22, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) points out significance of more than 70 senators voting for nonbinding resolution to close the outlandish loophole. He calls for support of his amendment actually closing the tax loophole, which favors Canadian tar sands producers over American taxpayers. Republicans did not vote to end the loophole today.

Wyden: Foreign oil companies must be on the hook for the oil they spill

Date: 01/22/2015
January 22, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on his amendment to close the tar sands tax loophole. Congress must make sure that foreign oil companies pay to clean up the oil they spill - not American taxpayers.

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Date: 01/08/2015
January 7, 2015 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on the Senate floor about protecting and strengthening the guarantees of Medicare and Medicaid for future generations.

Wyden farewell speech for Sen. Rockefeller

Date: 12/15/2014
December 15, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden said goodbye to retiring Sen. Rockefeller. Wyden hailed Rockefeller's work towards affordable and quality health care for all Americans - especially children and seniors.

Wyden on the importance of the Internet Tax Freedom Act

Date: 12/15/2014
December 15, 2014 - Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the Senate Floor calls for permanent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibits punitive taxes on Internet access and digital goods and services.

Wyden discusses Torture Report on Meet the Press: "facts aren't partisan"

Date: 12/15/2014
Dec. 14, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) takes on Vice President Cheney's inaccurate claims about torture, calls for an end to the CIA's culture of denial and how Congress must act to prevent torture being used in the future.

Wyden: Torture report shows CIA torture did not work and America should never torture again

Date: 12/09/2014
December 9, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden on findings of the torture report: CIA torture program was ineffective and more brutal than described. It is critical that the American public now knows the facts and can judge for themselves.

Wyden calls to strength Social Security to help women have retirement security

Date: 12/09/2014
Decemeber 9, 2014 - Retired women are almost twice as likely to live in poverty than retired men. Social Security is a key part of their retirement security. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing, Sen. Wyden's calls to strengthen Social Security to prevent women from falling into poverty in retirement.

Barbara Perrin from Eugene testifies on Social Security

Date: 12/09/2014
December 9, 2014 - Social Security beneficiary and Eugene, Oregon resident Barbara Perrin testifies at Senate Finance Committee on strengthening Social Security to help women have retirement security.

Sen. Wyden - American people must know the facts about use of torture

Date: 12/08/2014
December 8, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tells Andrea Mitchell the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report must be released so the American people can finally know the facts.

Wyden & tech leaders discuss mass surveillance & the digital economy

Date: 10/08/2014
Palo Alto, CA: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and tech leaders examine how consumer and foreign government responses to U.S. mass surveillance programs are challenging U.S. innovation and global competitiveness. Roundtable participants include: Eric Schmidt — Executive Chairman, Google Brad Smith — Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft Colin Stretch — General Counsel, Facebook Ramsey Homsany — General Counsel, Dropbox John Lilly — Partner, Greylock Partners Follow the discussion on Twitter using #EndThisDragnet

Wyden Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Date: 09/17/2014
September 17, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden: Leading on energy means leading on tax reform

Date: 09/17/2014
September 17, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) -- chairman of the Senate Finance Committee - lays out how the tax code must be changed to bring America's energy policy into the 21st century.

Wyden thanks Senator Rockefeller

Date: 09/16/2014
September 16, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) thanks Senator Jay Rockefeller for all he's done in his time in the Senate and his many accomplishments - especially bringing the Children's Health Insurance Program into existence.

Albina Head Start Program

Date: 09/04/2014
August 25, 2014: Senator Wyden visits the Albina Head Start Program and talks about the importance of private investment and new market tax credits in Oregon communities.

Wyden on The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd on Unauthorized CIA Search

Date: 08/01/2014
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden: Time to fix the way we budget for wildfires

Date: 07/30/2014

July 30, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on his provision to fund wildfires as the true natural disasters they are. This would stop the robbing of wildfire prevention funds to pay for fighting fires.

Oregon health official: companies put kitty litter in cigars to avoid taxes owed

Date: 07/30/2014

July 29, 2014- Oregon health official, Michael Tynan, explains how tobacco companies put kitty litter in their products to evade taxes owed at a Senate Finance Committee hearing chaired by Senator Wyden.

Wyden: Speak up for Net Neutrality

Date: 07/17/2014

The FCC is crafting new rules on net neutrality. This is the chance for defenders of the open Internet to speak up and tell the FCC to seize this opportunity to enact strong rules that protect Net Neutrality and the freedom to compete online once and for all.

Wyden talks with Oregon student Amber Lee after she testified for the Senate Finance Committee

Date: 06/25/2014

June 24, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sat with with recent Willamette High School graduate & future Portland State University student Amber Lee. Amber testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee on her student loan story at a hearing on simplifying student tax credits held by Senator Wyden.

Oregon student Amber testifies on the amount of student debt she'll have to have to pay for college

Date: 06/25/2014
June 24, 2014: Recent Willamette High School graduate and future Portland State University student, Amber Lee tells her student loan story at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on using the tax code to lower the amount students must borrow.

Wyden: VA Bill must ensure both veterans and seniors have timely access to quality care

Date: 06/12/2014

June 11, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the Senate floor calls for Congress to make sure the VA bill provides timely and quality care to both veterans and seniors by allowing veterans to see any provider - not just Medicare providers.

Wyden advocates for strong whistleblower protections & rules reflecting the digital age

Date: 06/12/2014

June, 12 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for strong whistleblower protections and updated media policies in intelligence agencies that take into account today's widespread exposure and availability of unclassified information on the Internet.

National Park Trust recognizes Wyden for his work protecting public lands

Date: 06/12/2014
June 12, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) received the Bruce Vento Award from the National Park Trust for his decades long work protecting public lands.

Wyden asks about secretly searching Senate files without approval

Date: 06/05/2014
June 5, 2014 - Senator Wyden (D-Ore.) asks is it appropriate for your agency to secretly search Senate files without seeking approval?

Wyden asks why hasn't Executive Branch stopped vacuuming up Americans' phone records?

Date: 06/05/2014
June 5, 2014 - Senator Wyden (D-Ore.) asks how many Americans' communications have been collected through the "backdoor search loophole" in section 702 and why hasn't Executive Branch stopped vacuuming up Americans' phone records?

Wyden praises Klamath Basin agreement as "The Oregon Way"

Date: 06/04/2014

June 3, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) highlights the hard work of all stakeholders that make this historic agreement possible at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing on the recent Klamath Basin Agreement,

Wyden on Barron's Nomination and Secret Law

Date: 05/21/2014

May 21, 2014 - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on the floor about secret law and the need to make public for Executive Branch memos on the legal justification for the killing of an American.

Wyden: America cannot afford to lose the open Internet

Date: 05/09/2014

May 9, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for action and on the FCC to preserve and protect net neutrality because America cannot afford to lose the free and Open Internet. Learn more here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/net-neutrality

Wyden Urges Hospice Organizations to Apply for the Medicare Care Choices Model

Date: 05/09/2014
CMS recently announced the "Medicare Care Choices Model." Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges hospice programs of all sizes to apply to take part in this promising initiative that allows Medicare patients access to both curative and hospice care. For more information and to apply, visit: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Medicare-Care-Choices

Wyden on Protecting Taxpayers from Crooked Tax Preparers

Date: 04/08/2014

April 8, 2014- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on protecting taxpayers from getting ripped off by crooked and unethical tax preparers.

Wyden Keynote at Bloomberg NEF Summit

Date: 04/07/2014

April 7, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) spoke on clean energy finance at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit.

Wyden on the EXPIRE Act

Date: 04/03/2014

Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urges passage of the EXPIRE Act to put an expiration date on the status quo of a dysfunctional tax code & build a bridge to tax reform.

Wyden calls for SGR repeal & replace

Date: 03/31/2014

March 31, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, calls for full repeal & replace of the Sustainable Growth Rate in order to protect seniors & #FixMedicare.

Meet The Press: Wyden calls for immediate end to bulk collection

Date: 03/31/2014

March 30, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for immediate end to bulk collection and protections of Americans' privacy on Meet The Press.

Wyden on Ukraine in Senate Energy Hearing

Date: 03/25/2014
March 25, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks witnesses how the U.S. can help Ukraine develop their own energy sources to rely less on Russia.

Wyden Statement on Approval of Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

Date: 03/24/2014

March 24, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) applauds the approval of Jordan Cove LNG terminal. Learn more here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-applauds-approval-of-jordan-cove-lng-terminal

Wyden Senate Floor Statement on Medicare's Physician Payments

Date: 03/13/2014
March 12, 2014- Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for repeal and replace of SGR on the Senate floor.

Wyden talks with Jake Tapper on CIA revelations

Date: 03/11/2014
March 11, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper on revelations that the CIA monitored computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee Staff while they investigated the CIA's interrogation and detention program.

Wyden Attends Hanford Whistleblower Roundtable

Date: 03/11/2014
March11, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) attends a roundtable to hear from Hanford whistleblowers on Capitol Hill.

Wyden Stands #Up4Climate

Date: 03/10/2014

March 10, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) kicks off #Up4Climate with a call for practical and immediate solutions to combat climate change.

Wyden objects to request to bypass Senate Finance Committee

Date: 02/28/2014
February 27, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, objects to Senator Jeff Flake's (R-Ariz.) request to bypass the Senate Finance Committee in regards to a new IRS regulation.

Wyden speaks in support of Oregon water bills

Date: 02/27/2014

February 27, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing on 3 Oregon water bills which included legislation on Scoggins and Bowman dams.

Wyden presses Justice Dept. nominee on "culture of misinformation"

Date: 02/25/2014

February 25, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) presses John Carlin, nominated to be Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice, on fixing the "culture of misinformation" & secret interpretations of the law that DoJ has allowed executive branch to rely on for years.

Wyden speech on tax policy at USC law school & Tax Policy Center Conference

Date: 02/10/2014

February 7, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) spoke on tax policy to drive economic mobility at USC Gould School of Law and The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center Conference on Growing Income Inequality

Wyden Calls for Passage of O&C Act

Date: 02/06/2014

February 6, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for passage of his O&C Act in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the legislation.

Wyden asks about bulk collection, CFAA, & cell-site location in Intelligence hearing

Date: 01/29/2014

January 29, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee public hearing asks witnesses about warrantless searches under FISA section 702, cell-site location information, if the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applies to the CIA, and if government has ever needed a record the phone company didn't have.

Wyden asks witnesses about bulk collection, CFAA, & cell-site location in Intelligence hearing

Date: 01/29/2014
*Note: this video does not include Senator Wyden's last question. The full video can be found here: http://youtu.be/yhg0rIP8cRM' January 29, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee public hearing asks witnesses about warrantless searches under FISA section 702, cell-site location information, and if the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applies to the CIA.

Wyden Opening Statement at Critical Minerals Policy Act Hearing

Date: 01/28/2014

January 28, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) gives opening remarks on the importance of passing the Critical Minerals Act of 2013.

Wyden Question on Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center Funding

Date: 01/28/2014

January 28, 2014- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) ask David Danielson (Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy) how funding for the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center can be restored since Congress already allocated it.

Wyden in Aging Committee on Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program

Date: 01/16/2014

January 15, 2013, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) presses officials on proper oversight to ensure that the of Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program continues to help those who need it for years to come.

Dr. Andrew Racine of Montefiore on the Difference between ACOs & BCPs

Date: 01/15/2014

January 15, 2014- Dr. Andrew Racine, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, explains the difference between Accountable Care Organizations and Better Care Programs created by the Better Care, Lower Cost Act. Learn more about the Better Care, Lower Cost Act here: www.wyden.senate.gov/chroniccare

Wyden Introduces the Better Care, Lower Cost Act

Date: 01/15/2014

January 15, 2014- U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Representatives Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduce the Better Care, Lower Cost Act. This bipartisan legislation aims at providing better care at a lower cost for the millions of Medicare beneficiaries living with multiple chronic conditions. For chronic care by the numbers, state-by-state maps, & details on the legislation visit: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/chroniccare

Press Conference: Introducing The Better Care, Lower Cost Act of 2014

Date: 01/15/2014

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Representatives Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduce the Better Care, Lower Cost Act. This bipartisan legislation aims at providing better care at a lower cost for the millions of Medicare beneficiaries living with multiple chronic conditions. For chronic care by the numbers, state-by-state maps, & details on the legislation visit: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/chroniccare

Wyden Floor Speech on Tax Extenders

Date: 12/19/2013

December 19, 2013- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) delivers floor remarks on tax extenders for renewable energy sources.

Wyden in Aging Committee Hearing on the Serious Mismanagement of Pension Plans

Date: 12/18/2013
December 17, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions witnesses in Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing on the "retirement heist" where American companies siphon billions of dollars off pension plans to finance their own gain.

Wyden Questions CIA General Counsel Nominee Caroline Krass

Date: 12/17/2013

December 17, 2013- At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questioned CIA General Counsel nominee Caroline Krass on inaccurate information provided by the CIA regarding coercive interrogation. Krass agreed it did not appear that the CIA provided the Department of Justice with acceptably accurate information on the program.

Wyden on Modernizing Medicare in Finance SGR Bill Mark-Up

Date: 12/12/2013

December 12, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on the need to modernize the Medicare system to provide better care at lower costs for seniors. In addition to provisions helping those with chronic illness, Wyden and Grassely's provision to open up the Medicare pricing database will also be included in the final bill reported out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

Wyden & Udall Call for NSA Transparency and Accountability

Date: 11/21/2013

November 20, 2013- Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO) call for transparency and accountability in surveillance programs. They, along with Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to require FISA Court opinions on violations of the law and Constitution be made public and the DNI to address issues like their misleading of Congress. A summary of the amendment can be downloaded here: http://1.usa.gov/18p2SvV

Wyden Speaks in Support of Military Justice Improvement Act

Date: 11/20/2013

November 20, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks of giving victims of sexual assault in the military justice in an unbiased system by removing their cases from the military chain of command.

Wyden in Finance Hearing on Treasury & ITC Nominations

Date: 11/20/2013

November 20, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions nominees on how they can work to create pro-growth tax reform and create jobs. Sarah Bloom Raskin is the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Rhonda Schnare Schmidtlein is nominated to be Member of the United States International Trade Commission.

Introducing the Justice for Trafficking Victims Act

Date: 11/19/2013

November 19, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) along with Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Representatives Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation aimed at combatting child trafficking. Learn more about the bill here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/sex-trafficking

Wyden on Closing Tax Loopholes at the 2nd Budget Conference Cmte Meeting

Date: 11/13/2013

November 13, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf on eliminating tax loopholes without compromising broader tax reform.

Wyden to Sec. Sebelius: How to Make the ACA Work for Americans like Medicare Part D has?

Date: 11/06/2013

November 6, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on what both Democrats and Republicans can work on together to make the Affordable Care Act a lifeline for millions of Americans like the Medicare Part D drug benefit has been.

Wyden Opening Remarks at First Budget Conference Meeting

Date: 10/30/2013

October 30, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) lists his priorities for the Budget Conference in the conference's first meeting. Both parties must come together on eliminating tax rip-offs and loopholes, better care at lower costs for Medicare beneficiaries, and budget fairness.

Wyden Message of Support for "Stop Watching Us" Rally Against Mass Surveillance

Date: 10/26/2013

October 26, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden made this video message of support for today's "Stop Watching Us" rally against mass surveillance in DC. To learn more about Ron's efforts to fight mass surveillance, click here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/surveillance-reform

Wyden Opening Remarks at Q&A at Hearing on Surveillance Reform

Date: 09/26/2013

September 26, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pressed top intelligence officials on the problems of building "an intelligence collection system that repeatedly deceived the American people" during an open hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Wyden Remarks in Surveillance Reform Press Conference

Date: 09/26/2013

September 25, 2013- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) gives opening remarks and answers questions at press conference unveiling comprehensive, bipartisan surveillance reform- the The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act. The bill will preserve constitutional liberties while maintaining the government's ability to protect national security. It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic surveillance and other unjustified intrusions on Americans' constitutional rights, make improvements to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and provide for greater transparency from government entities and the private sector. Learn more here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/surveillance-reform

Domestic Surveillance Reform Press Conference

Date: 09/25/2013

September 25, 2013- U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) held a press conference to introduce their bipartisan, comprehensive surveillance reform bill- The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act.

The bill will preserve constitutional liberties while maintaining the government's ability to protect national security. It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic surveillance and other unjustified intrusions on Americans' constitutional rights, make improvements to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and provide for greater transparency from government entities and the private sector.

Learn more here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/surveillance-reform

Domestic Surveillance Reform Press Conference

Date: 09/25/2013

September 25, 2013- U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) held a press conference to introduce their bipartisan, comprehensive surveillance reform bill- The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act.

The bill will preserve constitutional liberties while maintaining the government's ability to protect national security. It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic surveillance and other unjustified intrusions on Americans' constitutional rights, make improvements to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and provide for greater transparency from government entities and the private sector.

Learn more here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/surveillance-reform

Wyden on The Lead CNN with Jake Tapper

Date: 07/31/2013

July 31, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) appeared on "The Lead CNN" with Jake Tapper talking NSA domestic surveillance.

Wyden Interview with Andrea Mitchell on NSA Domestic Survelliance

Date: 07/31/2013

July 30, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) appearance on MSNBC's "Mitchell Reports" with Andrea Mitchell.

Wyden Floor Speech on Ending Bulk Phone Records Collection

Date: 07/31/2013

July 30, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling for the Administration to end the bulk phone records collection program and to responsibly declassify Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinions immediately.

Wyden in Budget on Health Care Cost Containment

Date: 07/30/2013

July 30, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks witnesses in Senate Budget Committee hearing on health care costs how transparency in Medicare costs by granting public access to the Medicare claims database can drive down costs. Senator Wyden also highlights the need to better coordinate care for seniors with chronic illnesses to lower Medicare's costs and ensure it's existence for future genereations.

Wyden in Aging Hearing on Payday Loans

Date: 07/24/2013

July 24, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials how they are working to stop predatory installment loans. The ProPublica article Senator Wyden references is found here: https://www.propublica.org/article/installment-loans-world-finance

Wyden on NSA Domestic Surveillance at Center for American Progress

Date: 07/23/2013

July 23, 2013- Senator Wyden's delivers remarks on NSA domestic surveillance and the PATRIOT Act at the Center for American Progress. In his speech Wyden warns that "if we don't seize this unique moment in history to reform our surveillance laws and practices, we will all live to regret it." A copy of his remarks as prepared for delivery can be found here

Wyden on Improving Health Care through Technology & Access to Data

Date: 07/17/2013

July 17, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions witnesses in Senate Finance Committee hearing. Access to data is crucial in providing better health care. Taxpayers have invested billions of dollars in systems to allow patients' health care providers to share information so patients can receive coordinated, quality care. Wyden presses that the vendors of these health IT systems must be held accountable to making sure their systems work with each other.

Wyden in Finance on Medicare Cost Transparency

Date: 07/10/2013

July 10, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the need to open up the Medicare cost database to the public to empower consumers and lower costs. Learn more about Senators Wyden and Grassley's bill to open up the Medicare claims database: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/grassley-wyden-introduce-medicare-claims-data-transparency-legislation

Wyden in Finance on Improving Chronic Care

Date: 06/26/2013

June 26, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Finance Committee hearing on health care quality questions witnesses on how to improve care for those suffering from chronic conditions.

Wyden Floor Speech on Immigration Reform

Date: 06/21/2013

June 21, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks on the Senate floor in support of immigration reform and offered amendments to ensure that strengthening our immigration system does not come at the cost of throwing our environmental laws aside.

Wyden in Budget Committee on Focusing on Value in Addition to Access in Higher Education

Date: 06/18/2013
June 18, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, on the need to focus on value & outcomes in addition to access in higher ...

Wyden in Finance Committee Hearing on Importance of Transparency & Access to Medicare Data

Date: 06/18/2013
June 18, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Finance Committee hearing on price transparency in Medicare asks witnesses for their testimony on opening...

Wyden Speech Outlining Major Medicare Reform at Accountable Care Organization Summit

Date: 06/13/2013

June 13, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) outlines major Medicare reform at National Accountable Care Organization's Summit. Through reform of the accountable care program, ACOs can improve the care of Americans with chronic disease while driving down costs. Reform will also be aimed not only at addressing Medicare's major cost driver, chronic conditions, but also at improving health outcomes and the quality of care for patients.

Wyden in Budget on Defense Dept. Budget Request

Date: 06/12/2013
June 12, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Budget Committee hearing on the Defense Department's FY14 budget request.

Wyden Testifies in Veterans Committee Hearing on Pension Poachers

Date: 06/12/2013
June 12, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) testifies at Senate Veterans Committee hearing on his bill to drain the swamp of pension poachers. For more on Wyde...

Wyden in Finance Committee Hearing on Child Sex Trafficking

Date: 06/11/2013

June 11, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks child welfare providers and advocates what can be done by child welfare providers to prevent and intervene in child sex trafficking. Learn more about Senator Wyden's bipartisan legislation, The Child Sex Trafficking Data and Response Act, to help address the problem here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-leads-bi-partisan-bill-to-address-domestic-child-sex-trafficking-in-the-child-welfare-system

Wyden Questions USTR Nominee Michael Froman

Date: 06/06/2013
June 6, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questions USTR nominee Michael Froman on trade enforcement, transparency in trade agreements, GE wheat, and ensuring...

Wyden in Budget on Tax Reform to Promote Economic Growth

Date: 06/04/2013

June 4, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Budget Committee hearing on the fiscal and economic effects of austerity. Senator Wyden spoke about his tax reform plan and how it would promote economic growth.

Wyden in Budget on Tax Reform

Date: 05/22/2013

May 22, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Budget Committee on tax reform and the need to find common ground on controlling health care costs.

Wyden in Finance Committee Hearing on Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act

Date: 05/22/2013

May 22, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2013.

Wyden in Aging on Specialty Drug Affordability

Date: 05/22/2013
May 22, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Aging Committee on what can be done to hold down costs of specialty drugs.

Wyden Q&A in IRS Hearing

Date: 05/21/2013

May 21, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) presses IRS officials at Senate Finance Committee hearing.

Wyden Speaks in Support of Judge Michael McShane for U.S. District Court

Date: 05/20/2013

May 20, 2013- "Judge McShane has a heart for people, a head for the law & a high-minded sense of justice." said Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) before the Senate vote on Judge Michael McShane's confirmation for U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Oregon.

Wyden Responds to McConnell's Objection to Move Forward on the Budget

Date: 05/15/2013

May 15, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) responds to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R- KY) objection to moving forward on the budget.

Wyden Floor Speech on Moving Forward with the Budget

Date: 05/15/2013

May 15, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) presses for moving forward on the Budget- we need to focus less on short-term sparring on more on tackling our long-term economic challenges - like chronic care.

Students Discuss Need for Transparency in College Data with Senators & Representatives

Date: 05/09/2013
May 9, 2013- Students, parents, and guidance counselors discuss the challenges faced when making decisions about higher education with Senators Ron Wyden (D-...

Wyden on Online Sales Tax: Senate is Taking a Few More Inches Off the Little Guy

Date: 05/06/2013

May 6, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks out against the Marketplace "Fairness" Act on the Senate floor saying it takes a few more inches off the little guy by undermining small businesses and Internet freedom.

Wyden Highlights Oregon Small Businesses that would be Hurt by Online Sales Tax

Date: 04/26/2013

April 24, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the Senate floor highlights real-life examples of small businesses in Oregon who would be hurt by online sales tax. These businesses include the Oregon Association of Nurseries and Queen Bee Creations- to name just a few.

More info on the consequences of Online Sales Tax: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/online-sales-tax

Yes to Innovation & No to Online Sales Tax

Date: 04/26/2013

April 18, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) call to action to stop Online Sales Tax and protect Internet freedom. Internet sales tax is coercive and discriminatory.

Wyden and Murkowski Unveil The Follow the Money Act of 2013

Date: 04/23/2013

April 23, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced the Follow the Money Act of 2013- bipartisan campaign finance reform to increase transparency in campaign funding disclosure to allow voters easily "follow the money"

Wyden: Online Sales Tax is Coercive and Discriminatory

Date: 04/23/2013
April 22, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Senate floor speech against the Marketplace Fairness Act. Online Sales Tax is coercive and discriminatory.

Yes to Innovation and No to Online Sales Tax

Date: 04/18/2013

April 18, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) call to action to stop Online Sales Tax and protect Internet freedom. The Marketplace Fairness Act restricts Internet freedom, stifles innovation, and gives foreign businesses a leg-up over American employers. The Senate will consider the Marketplace Fairness Act next week.

Wyden on How the Online Sales Tax Harms Innovation

Date: 04/18/2013

April 18, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaking on the Senate floor against the Marketplace Fairness Act. It stifles innovation, is taxation without representation, and gives foreign businesses a leg-up over American employers.

Wyden Presses IRS to Clarify Policies on Obtaining Americans' Online Communications

Date: 04/16/2013

April 16, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in a Senate Finance Committee Hearing presses IRS to clarify its policies on obtaining Americans' online communications without a warrant.

Wyden Opening Statement on Forest Service Budget

Date: 04/16/2013

April 16, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) gives opening remarks on the Forest Service budget at a Senate Energy hearing. Wyden specifically pointed to the unacceptability of proposed cuts to the timber program and the impact of sequestration on the Secure Rural Schools program.

Wyden Q&A with Forest Service Chief on Management of National Forests

Date: 04/16/2013

April 16, 2013- Forest Service Chief Tidwell agrees with Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) that a collaborative approach is the best way to get timber cut up rather than putting federal land in private management.

Wyden Floor Speech on Simplifying the Tax Code

Date: 04/15/2013

April 15, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) talks the need for comprehensive tax reform on the Ides of April- Tax Day. The tax code is too complex, too costly, and takes far too much time to comply with.

Wyden Floor Speech in Support of Sally Jewell

Date: 04/10/2013

April 10, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on the Senate floor voices his support of Sally Jewell for Secretary of the Interior. Sally Jewell was confirmed by the Senate 87-11.

Wyden in Finance on Tavenner Nomination

Date: 04/09/2013

April 9, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) at the Senate Finance Nomination hearing for Marilyn B. Tavenner to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Senator Wyden asked Tavenner for her commitment to funding for chronic care for our seniors.

Wyden Questions Moniz on Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Economy & Natural Gas Exports

Date: 04/09/2013

April 9, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) presses Dr. Ernest Moniz (nominee for Secretary of Energy) on the importance of prioritizing the move towards a low-carbon economy, using the latest data in DOE natural gas export studies, & reducing the cost of renewable energy.

Wyden Questions Moniz on Hanford, Natural Gas, & Energy Storage

Date: 04/09/2013

April 9, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) presses Dr. Ernest Moniz (nominee for Secretary of Energy) on a long-term viable plan for waste treatment at Hanford and on natural gas & energy storage.

Wyden Opening Remarks in Moniz Nomination Hearing

Date: 04/09/2013

April 9, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) opening statement in the nomination hearing for Dr. Ernest Moniz for Secretary of Energy.

Wyden Speaking Against DOMA in 1996

Date: 03/25/2013

"Where in the Constitution does it say 'equal rights for all except those that the majority disagrees with?'" --Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks out against the Defense of Marriage Act on the Senate floor.

Wyden Floor Remarks on Bipartisan Priorities in the Budget

Date: 03/21/2013

March 21, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) giving remarks on the Senate floor supporting the Senate budget and need to focus on bipartisan priorities: Medicare & tax reform.

Wyden Floor Speech Against Online Sales Tax

Date: 03/21/2013

March 21, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the Senate floor speaking out against online sales tax and the Marketplace Fairness Act saying this could be ca...

Wyden in Finance Hearing on U.S. Trade Agenda

Date: 03/19/2013
March 19, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Finance Committee hearing on the next steps for solar panel dumping practices & the Trans Pacific Partne...

Wyden Closing Statement in Energy Hearing on Secure Rural Schools and PILT

Date: 03/19/2013

March 19, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) gives closing statement at Senate Energy hearing on Secure Rural Schools and Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

Wyden Q&A in Energy Hearing on Secure Rural Schools & PILT

Date: 03/19/2013

March 19, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) Q&A with witnesses including Thomas Tidwell (U.S. Forest Service), Pamela K. Haze (U.S. Department of Interoir), Anne-Marie Fennell (GAO)

Wyden Opening Statement in Energy Hearing on Secure Rural Schools & PILT

Date: 03/19/2013

March 19, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) opening statement on the need to end the revenue-sharing roller coaster through new initiatives that create jobs, increase the timber harvest, & protect the environment.

Wyden Floor Speech on Continued Funding for DoD Renewable Fuel Research

Date: 03/15/2013

March 14, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) floor speech on the importance of continuing funding for the Pentagon's renewable fuel research. "This [research] is being pursued at the Pentagon because they have made the judgment that these kinds of alternative fuels and supporting them is a vital national security matter," Senator Wyden remarked.

Wyden in Budget Committee Markup on Preserving Medicare Gurantee

Date: 03/14/2013

March 14, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on importance of preserving the Medicare guarantee and protecting the most vulnerable.

Wyden Opening Statement in Senate Budget Mark-up

Date: 03/13/2013

March 13, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opening remarks at Senate Budget Committee mark-up of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2014.

Wyden in Intelligence Hearing on Global Threats & NSA Tracking

Date: 03/12/2013

March 12, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asks questions in Senate Intelligence Committee on warrantless geolocation surveillance and National Security Agency tracking.

Wyden on CNN's Starting Point on Drone Policy & Abu Ghaith's Court Appearance

Date: 03/08/2013
March 8, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on CNN's Starting Point talking US drone policy, Attorney General Holder's recent letter on the Adminstration's policy, and the court appearance of Abu Gaith with Soledad O'Brien, Howard Kurtz, & John Berman.

Wyden on The Rachel Maddow Show

Date: 03/07/2013
March 6, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC to discuss his floor remarks during Senator Rand Paul's (R-Kentucky) floor speech on the executive branch's rules for targeted killings of Americans.

Wyden on The Rachel Maddow Show on Secret Law

Date: 03/06/2013

March 6, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC to discuss his floor remarks during Senator Rand Paul's (R-Kentucky) floor speech on the executive branch's rules for targeted killings of Americans.

Wyden on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Congressional Oversight

Date: 03/04/2013
February 7, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on MSNBC's Morning Joe talking about the targeted killings of Americans and importance of congressional oversight.

Wyden Floor Remarks on Congressional Oversight of the Executive During Senator Paul's Speech

Date: 02/27/2013

March 6, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) gives remarks on the Senate floor during Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on the importance of congressional oversight of the executive branch and target killings of Americans.

Wyden in Budget Hearing on Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, Tax Reform, & TRIP Bonds

Date: 02/26/2013

February 26, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Budget Committee Hearing on The Impact of Federal Investments on People, Communities, and Long-Term Economic Growth. Senator Wyden asked questions about higher education costs, tax reforms, and TRIP bonds

Wyden in Finance Hearing on Better Health Rewards

Date: 02/26/2013

February 26, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in Senate Finance Committee Hearing on cost of providing chronic care and his and Senator Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) Medicare "Better Health Rewards" program which gives seniors who reach their health goals a chance to share in the savings.

Wyden in Finance Hearing- Q&A with Gary Cohen

Date: 02/14/2013

February 14, 2013- Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) Q&A in Senate Finance Committee Hearing on progress of health insurance exchanges. Mr. Gary Cohen is the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS.

Wyden in Finance Committee Hearing on Lew Nomination for Secretary of the Treasury

Date: 02/13/2013

February 13, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in Senate Finance Committee hearing on nomination of Jack Lew as Secretary of the Treasury. Senator Wyden asked Mr. Lew about closing loopholes for middle class families under the Affordable Care Act, tax reform, and the need for campaign finance reform.

Wyden Q&A with Witnesses at Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Natural Gas

Date: 02/12/2013

February 12, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) Q&A with witness panel in Senate Energy Committee hearing on opportunities and challenges for natural gas.

Wyden Opening Statement at Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Natural Gas

Date: 02/12/2013

February 12, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) opening statement in Senate Energy Committee hearing on opportunities and challenges for natural gas.

Wyden Closing Statement at Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Natural Gas

Date: 02/12/2013

February 12, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) closing statement in Senate Energy Committee hearing on opportunities and challenges for natural gas.

Wyden on MSNBC's Daily Rundown

Date: 02/08/2013

February 8, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talks on MSNBC's Daily Rundown with Chris Cillizza about the need for Congressional and public oversight for intelligence agencies.

Wyden on CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien

Date: 02/08/2013

February 8, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talks with CNN's Soledad O'Brien on the need for Congressional and public oversight of intelligence agencies.

Wyden at Brennan Confirmation Hearing for CIA Director (Part 2)

Date: 02/08/2013

February 7, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at John Brennan's confirmation hearing for CIA Director.

Wyden at Brennan Confirmation Hearing for CIA Director (Part 1)

Date: 02/07/2013

February 7, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at John Brennan's confirmation hearing for CIA Director.

Wyden on The Rachel Maddow Show

Date: 02/07/2013

February 7, 2013: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talk with Rachel Maddow about the need for Congressional and public oversight for intelligence agencies.

Wyden Keynote Address at CES on an Agenda to Promote Innovation Through a Globally Free and Open Internet

Date: 01/09/2013

Senator Wyden spoke about the importance of breaking down barriers to innovation and competition at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery.

Senator Ron Wyden's Remarks at 2013 International CES Panel

Date: 01/09/2013

Wyden speaking at Consumer Electronics Association media lunch at the 2013 International CES. He discussed the power of the digital economy and the important role of the Internet in America's and the global economy.

Wyden Discusses FISA on HuffPost Live

Date: 01/03/2013

Senator Wyden discusses FISA and the implications and problems with secret interpretations of the law with Mike Sacks on HuffPost Live.

Wyden Floor Statement on FISA Reauthorization Act and Proposed Amendments

Date: 12/28/2012

December 27, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on Senate floor about the FISA Reauthorization Act and his support for proposed amendments to increase privacy protections, transparency, and accountability.

Wyden in Finance Committee Hearing on Improving Care for Dually-Eligible Beneficiaries

Date: 12/13/2012

December 13, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in Senate Finance Committee hearing on improving care for dually-eligible beneficiaries. In the hearing, Senator Wyden also highlighted the need for the Medicare Common Access Card.

Wyden on Bingham's retirement and appearance on Colbert Report

Date: 12/13/2012

December 13, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) talks to Senator Bingaman (D-New Mexico) about his recent appearance on the Colbert Report.

Wyden at Finance Committee Hearing on Tax Reform and Federal Energy Policy

Date: 12/12/2012

December 12, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax reform and federal energy policy where incentives to promote energy efficiency were examined.

Wyden Statement in Finance Committee Hearing on Senator Bingaman's Retirement

Date: 12/12/2012

December 12, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) gives statement on Senator Bingaman's (D-New Mexico) retirement during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax and energy policy. This was the last hearing Senator Bingaman presided over during his 30-year Senate career.

Wyden on NDAA Amendments

Date: 11/29/2012

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor calling for the adoption of Senator Mark Udall's amendment (#2985) and Senator Ron Wyden's amendment (#2959) to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.

Senator Udall's amendment strikes section 313, relating to a limitation on the availability of funds for the procurement of alternative fuel. Senator Wyden's amendment requires reports on the use of indemnification agreements in the Department of Defense contracts.

Wyden Interview with Platts Energy Week (Part 1)

Date: 11/19/2012

Part 1- Senator Ron Wyden discusses a wide-ranging topics, including his observations on offshore oil and gas drilling, the disposal of nuclear waste and BP's settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. (Sayeh Tavangar/Platts Energy Week)

Part 2 HERE

Wyden Interview with Platts Energy Week (Part 2)

Date: 11/19/2012

Part 1 HERE

Part 2- Senator Ron Wyden discusses a wide-ranging topics, including his observations on offshore oil and gas drilling, the disposal of nuclear waste and BP's settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. (Sayeh Tavangar/Platts Energy Week)

Wyden in Aging Committee Hearing on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Date: 11/15/2012
November 15, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Aging Committee hearing on preventing elder fraud and financial abuse.

Wyden Keynote at Future Of Music Coalition Summit 2012

Date: 11/13/2012

Senator Wyden gave the keynote speech at the Future of Music Coalition's 2012 Summit and spoke about the Internet Radio Fairness Act.

Wyden in Energy Committee Hearing on S. 3265, H.R. 2842, S. 3464, and S. 3483

Date: 09/19/2012

September 19, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Energy Committee Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing on S. 3265, a bill to amend the Federal Power Act, H.R. 2842, Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2012; S. 3464, Mni Wiconi Project Act Amendments of 2012; and S. 3483, Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act.

Wyden at AEI and New America Event Discussing the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act

Date: 09/19/2012

Septemeber 19, 2012: Senator Wyden and Senator Rubio discussed their Student Right to Know Before You Go Act at an education panel held by AEI and the New America Foundation.

Wyden in Energy Committee Hearing on Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012

Date: 09/12/2012

September 12, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Energy Committee hearing to receive testimony on the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012.

Wyden Testimony on Bahrain before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Date: 08/16/2012

August 1, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) testified on the situation in Bahrain before the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Wyden at Finance Committee Meeting on Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

Date: 08/02/2012

August 2, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act . In the hearing Sen. Wyden, secured tax credits for electric vehicles.

Wyden at Finance Committee Hearing Examining the Taxation of Business Entities

Date: 08/01/2012

August 1, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Examining the Taxation of Business Entities.

Wyden at Energy Committee Hearing on Rural Water Projects

Date: 08/01/2012

July 31, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Energy Committee hearing on rural water projects. In the hearing Sen. Wyden secured commitments from Chairman Bingaman & Commissioner Connor to fund a long-term solution on the Klamath.

Wyden on VAWA Reauthorization: "It's not about ideology it's about protecting women from brutality"

Date: 07/26/2012

July 26, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Wyden at Energy Committee Hearing on Natural Gas and Transportation

Date: 07/26/2012

July 24, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Energy Committee hearing to assess the opportunities for, current level of investment in, and barriers to the expanded usage of natural gas as a fuel for transportation.

Wyden at Finance Committee Markup on ENFORCE Act and TPP Negotiations

Date: 07/18/2012

July 18, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at a Senate Finance Committee Markup on the ENFORCE Act and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations

Wyden at Energy Committee Hearing on Cyber Security and the Electric Grid

Date: 07/17/2012

July 17, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Energy Committee hearing examining the status of action taken to ensure that the electric grid is protected from cyber attacks.

Wyden at Finance Committee Hearing on Tax Reforms to Help Young Americans

Date: 07/10/2012

July 10, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing focused on tax reform to help the middle class and young Americans.

Wyden at Senate Energy Committee on Energy Innovation

Date: 06/28/2012

June 28, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Energy Committee hearing focused on innovative non-federal programs for financing energy efficient building retrofits.

Wyden on Rachel Maddow Talks Heath Care Reform

Date: 06/22/2012

June 22, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) joined the Rachel Maddow Show with guest host Ezra Klein to discuss health care reform and the individual mandate.

Wyden Presses USTR Kirk for Sunshine on Trade Negotiations

Date: 06/21/2012

June 21, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing expresses his disappointment that USTR is more interested in consulting with special interests rather than the public and elected officials.

Wyden Intro's Farm Bill Amendment Allowing Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

Date: 06/13/2012

June 13, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp.

Wyden: "Hard to Overstate Importance of the Best Possible Farm Bill"

Date: 06/07/2012

June 7, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor during debate on the Farm Bill outlining the importance for this bill as it relates to our nation's health and security, environment and economic vitality. One in every 12 American jobs is tied to agriculture, an industry that boasted a trade surplus of $42.5 billion in 2011.

GAO Investigation of Veteran Pension Poachers

Date: 06/06/2012
Audio recordings of undercover Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigators and pension poachers.

Wyden Urges Action from Congress to Modernize Forest Service Fleet

Date: 06/05/2012

June 5, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor following his introduction of legislation which addresses an urgent threat to the national forests--the lack of resources to fight serious wildfires that to date have burned more than 830,000 acres.

Wyden on Cyber-Security: "Privacy should be the default not the exception"

Date: 05/21/2012

May 21, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor about cyber-security and legislation being debated by Congress wherein he called for Congress to "write a cyber-security bill that protects American's security and their fundamental right to privacy."

Standing Up for Seniors, Wyden Outlines Medicare Reform Principles

Date: 05/16/2012

May 16, 2012: During the Senate floor debate on budget proposals, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) rallied to defend the Meals on Wheels program and called for bipartisan Medicare reform that protects the sickest & most vulnerable, protects traditional Medicare, and holds private insurers accountable.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Conrad Lauds Wyden's "Serious Solutions to America's Problems"

Date: 05/16/2012

May 16, 2012: During the Senate debate on 2013 budget proposals, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad (D - North Dakota) lauded Senator Wyden's comprehensive and bipartisan legislative proposals. Full transcript below.

Senator Conrad: "Senator Wyden, a very valuable member of the Senate Budget Committee, is here on the floor. No senator, I might say, has proposed more serious solutions to America's problems than Senator Wyden. And he's done it without the benefit of having a committee staff that he controls. He does it based on his own hard work and the work of his office staff. He has proposed major tax reform, major health care reform, and he's done it in a bipartisan way. In many ways, I think he's set an example for everyone in this chamber."

Wyden at Finance Cmte Roundtable Calls Attention to SGR Disparities of Low Cost States

Date: 05/10/2012

May 10, 2012: Senator Wyden at Senate Finance Roundtable entitled, "Medicare Physician Payments: Understanding the Past so We Can Envision the Future"

Wyden: Holding Line on Debt Increases Opportunity for Young People to Get More Value

Date: 05/10/2012

May 9, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor in support of the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act also urging movement on his bipartisan legislation with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, to insert more transparency and access into higher education financial decisions.

Wyden on Morning Joe Calls for Bipartisan Solutions

Date: 05/07/2012

May 7, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) joined the cast of MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the need for bipartisan solutions to tackle Congressional gridlock. More on Wyden's bipartisan efforts here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/bipartisanship.

Wyden Honored with Digital Patriot Award 2012

Date: 04/26/2012

April 25, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) was honored with the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Digital Patriot Award 2012 for his leadership in Congress advancing technology entrepreneurship and preserving innovation, most notably his brave and prescient opposition to the Protect IP Act (PIPA). For the awards presentation, CEA showed the following video with remarks from Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), Representative Darrell Issa (R-California), Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-California), Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado), Michael Petricone, Vinton Cerf, Michael McGeary and Gigi Sohn.

Wyden at Senate Finance: We've got smart phones and dumb tax policies

Date: 04/25/2012

April 25, 2012: During a Senate Finance Committee hearing entitled "Tax Reform: What It Means for State and Local Tax and Fiscal Policy", Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) called for an updating of federal tax policy so that wireless communications are not subject to multiple and discriminatory taxes.

Senate Agrees to Wyden Moratorium on Postal Closures to Protect Vote-by-mail

Date: 04/24/2012

April 24, 2012: During Senate floor debate, Amendment 2020, authored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Dianne Feinstein (D-California), passed by voice vote in the postal reform bill.  The amendment also requires the USPS to study the effect of closing or consolidating postal facilities on the vote-by-mail system and to require the USPS to notify election officials prior to closing or consolidating facilities in vote-by-mail states or those with 40 percent or more votes coming from absentee ballots. 

Wyden Discusses Opening Medicare Database to Cut Waste, Fraud & Abuse

Date: 04/24/2012

April 24, 2012: During a Senate Finance Committee hearing entitled, "Anatomy of a Fraud Bust: From Investigation to Conviction" Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) questioned the panel of experts about adding transparency in the form of a Medicare database to cut waste, fraud and abuse.

Learn more about the "Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act" here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-grassley-introduce-bill-making-medicare-claims-data-public

Wyden at Senate Energy on rising sea level: This is a wake-up call for nuclear policy makers

Date: 04/19/2012

April 19, 2012: During a Senate Energy Committee hearing on the impacts of rising sea levels on domestic infrastructures, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) raised his concerns about the vulnerability of nuclear power plants on the U.S. and around the world.

Wyden Fights to Protect Vote-by-Mail & Keep Rural Post Offices Open Through Election Day

Date: 04/18/2012

April 18, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) took to the Senate floor to explain his amendment to the postal service bill being debate. The planned closures and consolidations of rural postal facilities throughout the country poses a particularly serious risk to states like Oregon that rely on vote-by-mail for their federal and state elections. With the presidential election approaching and the United States Post Office moving forward with plans to close many rural facilities in states like Oregon and California, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced an amendment to put a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of postal facilities until after the election. The amendment is cosponsored by Senators Baucus, Bennet, Sherrod Brown, Boxer and Mark Udall.

Wyden Discusses a Recent Onsite Tour of Fukushima, Japan & Recovery Efforts

Date: 04/17/2012

April 17, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), appeared on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown to discuss a recent onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last year's earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Wyden, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki looking for ways to advance and support clean-up and recovery efforts. Wyden's principal concern is the relocation of spent fuel rods currently being stored in unsound structures immediately adjacent to the ocean. He strongly urged the Ambassador to accept international help to prevent dangerous nuclear material from being released into the environment.

Wyden on CNN Supporting "Fix Young America", Self-Employment Assistance Program

Date: 03/23/2012

March 23, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) supports the Fix Young America campaign calling for young entrepreneurs. Wyden has long championed the Self-Employment Assistance program, which connects eligible UI recipients who have proven themselves to be good candidates for self-employment with entrepreneurial training and allows them to collect their benefits as they work to build credible businesses.

Wyden on EPA Boiler Rules

Date: 03/08/2012

March 7, 2012: During debate on the EPA's boiler MACT rules, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor urging members to vote against the Collins amendment that would weaken clean air protections.

Wyden Presses USTR Kirk On ACTA & TPP

Date: 03/07/2012

March 7, 2012: During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the President's 2012 trade agenda, Senator Wyden pressed USTR about the legality of ACTA and ongoing negotiations of TPP.

Experts Weigh in on Wyden-Ryan Medicare Proposal

Date: 02/29/2012

February 29, 2012: During the Senate Budget Committee Hearing to analyze putting health care spending on a sustainable path, Chairman Conrad asked panelists Dr. David Cutler, Dr. Len Nichols, and James C Capretta to weigh in on Senator Wyden's bipartisan Medicare proposal with Representative Paul Ryan.

Wyden: Rights of Senior Citizens Has Been My Passion of Public Service

Date: 02/29/2012

February 29, 2012: During the Senate Budget Committee hearing, Senator Wyden pressed Dr. Len Nichols about how to put health care spending on a sustainable path.

Wyden Presses Secretary Sebelius About Medicare Advantage & Drug Shortages

Date: 02/15/2012
February 15, 2012: Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius testified before the Finance Committee on the president's FY 2013 budget. During his question and answer, Senator Wyden pressed Secretary Sebelius about the success of Medicare Advantage program and the persisting problem of drug shortages.

Secretary Geithner Nods to Wyden's Comprehensive Tax Reform Efforts

Date: 02/14/2012

February 14, 2012: Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee about the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2013, Treasury Secretary Geithner shared an exchange with Senator Wyden about comprehensive tax reform during which he acknowledged the need for reform of both the corporate and individual tax codes.

Wyden Unveils the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act

Date: 02/09/2012
February 9, 2012: US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to give students and families the information they need to make better decisions about their higher education.

Senator Wyden on Blazers "Wear in the World"

Date: 02/09/2012
February 8, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) was featured during the Portland Trail Blazers' "Wear in the World" segment on Military Appreciation Night. The video highlights a photo of Wyden from his January 2012 trip to Afghanistan where he also met Oregon troops.

Wyden Discusses Tax Reform to Solve Income Inequality at Budget Committee Hearing

Date: 02/09/2012

February 9, 2012: The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on Assessing Inequality, Mobility, and Opportunity.

Wyden on CNBC Talks Tax Reform & Fed Chairman Bernanke

Date: 02/08/2012
February 7, 2012: Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR), and Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI), discuss Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke's testimony before the Senate Budget Committee hearing and tax reform.

Wyden at Finance Markup Talks TRIPs Bonding Program

Date: 02/07/2012

February 7, 2012: Open Executive Session on The Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic Growth Act of 2012. Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR) discusses tax credit bonding for transportation infrastructure project funding at the Senate Finance Committee markup.

Wyden Presses Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke About Tax Reform

Date: 02/07/2012

February 7, 2012: The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the Outlook for US Monetary and Fiscal Policy. The Honorable Ben Bernanke was the sole witness.

Wyden at Energy Committee Presses for Answers on Nuclear Waste

Date: 02/02/2012
February 2, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on the final report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.

Wyden on Citizens United: Need to Act Before Our Elections are Overrun by Shadowy Interests

Date: 01/26/2012
January 26, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor to mark the two year anniversary of the Citizens United decision and to advocate for better regulation of our campaign finance system

Wyden on Web Blackout: Grass Roots Victory for the History Books

Date: 01/23/2012

January 23, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) took to the Senate floor to speak about the latest events regarding the Protect IP (PIPA) and SOPA bills and Internet protests.

Wyden Talks Protect IP/ SOPA on C-SPAN's The Communicators

Date: 01/05/2012

On C-SPAN's "The Communicators," Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), discusses legislation to combat online piracy. Wyden says two proposals, including SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, goes too far. He says SOPA would damage the domain name system - the basic architecture of the internet- would be compromised, it would harm efforts at cybersecurity and it would lead to censorship. Video courtesy of C-SPAN.

Wyden Talks Bipartisan Medicare Reform with Dylan Ratigan

Date: 12/19/2011

December 16, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) talks about his bipartisan proposal to save and strengthen Medicare. Learn more on wyden.senate.gov

Wyden on PIPA: This Presents a Clear & Present Danger to Innovation

Date: 12/19/2011

December 17, 2011: Senator Wyden delivers a floor speech on the motion to proceed to Protect IP, reaffirming his promise to filibuster the bill when it is brought to the floor in January 2012. Transcript: "I understand that cloture has been filed on the motion to proceed to the PIPA legislation. As one of a bipartisan group of Senators who strongly objects to proceeding to this bill I believe it is important to begin to outline the very real dangers posed by this bill. The primary architects of the Internet and our leading cyber-security experts have made it clear that this legislation will undermine the key technologies that prevent fraud and protect consumers on the Internet. Our nation's leading first amendment scholars have made it clear that this bill poses a serious threat to speech and civil liberties for all who use the Internet. And our nation's leading technology employers warn that this bill presents a clear and present danger to innovation and job growth in an area that is going to be a major source of new jobs for this century. Today, along with Sen. Moran of Kansas and Sen. Cantwell of Washington, I have introduced the OPEN Act. we believe this is a reasonable and bipartisan alternative to the PIPA bill and to the legislation that is before the other body and we hope that the Senate will take the time to consider alternatives before taking action that could deal an enormous body blow to a vital job engine for our economy. Over the past few weeks more than a ...

Senator Wyden Thanks Our Country's Heroes

Date: 12/16/2011

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sends his thanks to our country's heroes this holiday season.

Wyden at Finance Committee on Drug Shortages (Part 2)

Date: 12/07/2011

December 7, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at the Finance Committee Hearing on Drug Shortages: Why They Happen and What They Mean.

Wyden at Finance Committee on Drug Shortages (Part 1)

Date: 12/07/2011

December 7, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at the Finance Committee Hearing on Drug Shortages: Why They Happen and What They Mean.

Wyden Calls for Support to Crowdsource Better Legislation Than PIPA & SOPA

Date: 12/05/2011

December 2, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has put the brakes on the misguided Protect IP Act (PIPA)—cousin of the House "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA)—and now has introduced discussion legislation to combat copyright infringement without breaking the Internet.

Wyden Talks Protect IP on Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Date: 11/30/2011

November 29, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) joined Keith Olbermann to discuss the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, bills that claim to fight online piracy but are actually more likely to end up killing commerce and freedom of speech. Wyden, who is working on an alternative bill with a bipartisan coalition of senators and representatives, says that if these bills go much further, "they would do a lot of damage to what we believe makes the Internet so special." Video courtesy of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Current TV.

Wyden Files Amendments to Defense Bill

Date: 11/18/2011

November 18, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden ( D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Wyden called for inclusion of two amendments focused on the US Army's Chemical Depot in Umatilla, Oregon and members of the National Guard and Reserve returning from duty.

Wyden on Tax Reform: An Economic Stimulus

Date: 11/15/2011

November 15, 2011: At the Senate Committee on Budget, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) questioned Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf about the stimulative effect of tax reform.

Wyden Defends Net Neutrality

Date: 11/09/2011

November 9, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor to defend net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC.

Wyden Calls for National Infrastructure Investment

Date: 11/03/2011

November 2, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor calling for Congress to support national infrastructure investment in order to fund and fix roads, bridges and communities across the country.

YouTube Town Hall: Less Point Scoring—More Solutions

Date: 11/01/2011

wyden.senate.gov Senator Ron Wyden believes that Democrats and Republicans achieve far more when they work with each other than they ever will working against each other.

Wyden Rallies for Independence At Home Program Expansion

Date: 10/06/2011

October 6, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor about Independence at Home, a program with a proven track record of generating better health outcomes at much lower costs. It has also been called the future of Medicare and proof that health savings can be generated, not by cutting benefits but by coordinating care and keeping seniors healthy. The Independence at Home Act demonstration project -- included in the Affordable Care Act -- is scheduled to begin in 2012.

Wyden Talks Tax Reform at Budget Committee

Date: 10/04/2011

October 4, 2011: at a Senate Budget Committee hearing Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and witnesses expressed agreement in comprehensive tax reform as a means to improving the budget process.

Wyden Talks Tax Reform on CNBC's Squawk Box

Date: 10/04/2011

October 4, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss tax reform as a path to economic growth and certainty. To learn more about Wyden's bipartisan tax reform proposal visit: 1.usa.gov

YouTube Town Hall: Wyden Explains How Unfair Trade With China Costs US Jobs

Date: 09/22/2011

Help us to protect US jobs: wyden.senate.gov Senator Ron Wyden, Chair of Senate Subcommittee on Trade, says enforcing trade remedy laws will level the playing field for US manufacturers.

Wyden Calls for Trade Enforcement & Worker Aid

Date: 09/21/2011

September 20, 2011: Senator Wyden spoke on the Senate floor during the debate on the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, highlighting the need for more trade enforcement to protect American jobs.

Wyden Pays Tribute to Senator Hatfield

Date: 09/07/2011

September 7, 2011: Following a resolution passed in the United State Senate honoring former Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and other senate colleagues in paying tribute to one of Oregon's most iconic senators. Wyden was the sponsor of the resolution and it was cosponsored by every member of the Senate.

Wyden Commemorates 600 Town Halls

Date: 08/15/2011

Marking a milestone 600th town hall, Senator Wyden and his staff put together a web video featuring pictures taken during Wyden's 16 years of traveling the state. For a complete list of Wyden's town hall meetings, visit: wyden.senate.gov On February 17, 1996, Wyden held his first town hall meeting as a US Senator in Fossil, Oregon. It was the beginning of Wyden's pledge to hold a town hall meeting in each of Oregon's 36 counties each year.

Wyden Talks with Keith Olbermann on Countdown about FISA Reauthorization Concerns

Date: 08/04/2011

August 3, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) went on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss why he is blocking a wide-ranging surveillance law targeting foreigners overseas which the Senate Intelligence Committee passed. Wyden says he will block the measure unless the public is told more about the law's impact on people living in the United States.

Wyden Chairs Energy Subcommittee with BLM Director Part 2

Date: 08/03/2011

Wyden Question & Answer: On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) chaired the Senate Energy Committee on Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee Hearing to consider legislation to extend the royalty relief for soda ash and to expand geothermal energy production. During the hearing, Wyden asked Bureau of Land Management Director Robert Abbey about major errors in county payment calcuations.

Wyden Chairs Energy Subcommittee with BLM Director Part 1

Date: 08/03/2011

August 3, 2011: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) chaired the Senate Energy Committee on Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee Hearing to consider legislation to extend the royalty relief for soda ash and to expand geothermal energy production.

YouTube Town Hall: Wyden Highlights Path to Jobs & Economic Growth

Date: 07/29/2011

Ron Wyden, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, highlights one of the best economic tools to spur job creation and growth: tax reform. Visit wyden.senate.gov for more on Wyden's plan.

Wyden Gets NSA's Top Lawyer to Confirm Secret Interpretations of Surveillance Laws

Date: 07/26/2011

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) pressed for answers regarding secret interpretations of surveillance law during an open Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing with Matthew Olsen, the National Security Administration's top lawyer.

Wyden On MSNBC with Matt Miller

Date: 07/22/2011

On Friday, July 22, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined guest host Matt Miller on MSNBC to discuss news of the day including debt talks and tax reform.

Wyden on Tax Reform: A Proven Path to Job Creation

Date: 07/22/2011

On Thursday, July 21, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor calling for Republicans and Democrats to take up tax reform as a means to remedy the country's financial and economic standing. During the speech, Wyden cited that 6.3 million jobs were created following the last time major tax reform took place under a Republican President and Democratic Congress.

Wyden on Tax Reform: The Time to Make Sure It's Done Is Now

Date: 07/12/2011

On Monday, July 11, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor championing the case for tax reform as the most promising economic tool to fix the US's finances and restore American jobs. Full remarks of speech posted here: bit.ly "Mr. President, last week, the House Speaker--Speaker Boehner--and President Obama and his administration were both calling for comprehensive tax reform as part of a large budget deal. Obviously, today, that seems to have lost some momentum, and I wanted to start this afternoon by saying tax reform is too important to abandon after 48 hours' worth of discussion.....

Wyden Exposes Weak Enforcement of US Trade Laws

Date: 07/06/2011

On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden spoke on the Senate floor about the need for stronger enforcement of US trade laws, highlighting the weaknesses that are undercutting America workers, companies and jobs. In May 2011, a bipartisan group of US Senators have introduced legislation to create the discipline necessary at Customs and Border Protection to combat trade cheats and provide a fair playing field for US manufacturers. The bill has been introduced by US Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) the chair of the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee on Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness, Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). More here: 1.usa.gov

Wyden, 12 Senators to Youth: "It Gets Better"

Date: 06/29/2011

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and 12 other US Senators have teamed up to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people not to give up, reassuring them in a video released Wednesday that they are working hard in the Senate to fulfill the promise of equality for all. The video is part of the It Gets Better Project (itgetsbetter.org), which was founded last year after a series of tragic suicides by LGBT youth who were bullied because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The inspiring It Gets Better Project is determined to help LGBT youth see a positive future beyond what is often a difficult adolescence. To learn more, visit Senator Wyden's website 1.usa.gov

Wyden Pushes for Targeted Nanotechnology & Investments

Date: 06/08/2011

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Senator Wyden spoke on the floor of the US Senate in support of the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 (S. 782), specifically citing the success and future of nanotechnology, one of the leading growth industries with jobs in the US.

Wyden on MSNBC with Matt Miller

Date: 05/27/2011

On Friday, May 27, 2011 Senator Wyden appeared on MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show with substitute host Matt Miller to talk about the top political stories of the week including Medicare, budget talks, Patriot Act, Pakistani relations, gas prices, and tax reform.

Wyden Warns of Potential Public Backlash From Allowing Secret Law

Date: 05/27/2011

Speaking on the floor of the US Senate during the truncated debate on the reauthorization of the PATRIOT ACT for another four years, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) -- a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- warned his colleagues that a vote to extend the bill without amendments that would ban any Administration's ability to keep internal interpretations of the Patriot Act classified will eventually cause public outrage. Known as Secret Law, the official interpretation of the Patriot Act could dramatically differ from what the public believes the law allows. This could create severe violations of the Constitutional and Civil Rights of American Citizens.

Wyden, Udall & Feinstein on PATRIOT Act Provisions

Date: 05/26/2011

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, Senators Wyden, Udall (Colorado) and Feinstein exchanged a colloquy on the floor of the Senate regarding reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act and the Secret Law provisions

Wyden Pushes for Changes to PATRIOT Act's Secret Law

Date: 05/25/2011

On Tuesday, May 25, 2011, Senator Wyden took to the Senate floor to speak out about the Patriot Act's "Secret Law" provision and to amend it. Excerpts from the speech posted in this video.

Wyden Debunks Oil Companies' Need for Taxpayer Subsidies

Date: 05/17/2011

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Senator Ron Wyden spoke on the Senate Floor to debunk claims from the top five oil companies that they still need taxpayer subsidies.

Wyden & Ed Schultz on Oil Tax Subsidies

Date: 05/13/2011

On May 12, 2011, Senator Wyden went on The Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC to discuss the testimonies on Capitol Hill by the big oil companies defending their $4 billion tax break request.

Part 2: Wyden Calls Out Oil Executives on About Face

Date: 05/12/2011

On May 12, 2011, Senator Wyden questioned major oil company executives on the need for tax incentives pointing out their changed opinion on tax incentives from 2005. Video from questioning earlier in the Senate Committee on Finance hearing entitled "Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices" can be found here: bit.ly .

Part 1: Wyden Questions Oil Executives on Need for Tax Incentives

Date: 05/12/2011

On May 12, 2011, Senator Wyden questioned major oil company executives on the need for tax incentives while they are making record profits during a Senate Committee on Finance hearing entitled "Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices."

2005: Wyden Presses Oil Executives

Date: 05/11/2011

On November 9, 2005, Senator Wyden pressed oil executives on the need for tax incentives to explore during a joint hearing called "Energy Prices and Profits" with the Committee on Energy & Natural Resources and Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation.

Wyden, Tiberi and NFIB Team to Make Case for Comprehensive Tax Reform

Date: 03/03/2011

The President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and small business owners joined U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Pat Tiberi today to explain why Democrats, Republicans and businesses of all sizes stand to gain from comprehensive tax reform.  Tiberi – a Republican from Ohio – chairs the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.  Wyden – a Democrat from Oregon – chairs the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness. 

Wyden on Patriot Act in Intelligence Committee Hearing

Date: 02/16/2011

Wyden Asks Intelligence heads about gap between the public's perception of the Patriot Act and the Intelligence community's interpretation.

Senator Wyden Calls for the Ending of Secret Holds

Date: 01/27/2011

The resolution passed later that afternoon by a vote of 92-4

Wyden Questions Salazar about BP Spill

Date: 07/14/2010

May 18, 2010: Senator Wyden Questions Interior Secretary Salazar about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Drug Caucus Hearing pt. 3

Date: 05/04/2010
April 13, 2010 - Questions of the second panel

Drug Caucus Hearing pt. 2

Date: 05/04/2010
April 13, 2010 - Questions of the first panel

Drug Caucus Hearing pt. 1

Date: 05/04/2010
April 13, 2010 - Senator Wyden's Opening Statement

Forestry Hearing Highlights

Date: 03/11/2010

Excerpts from witness testimonies during the Forestry and Public Lands Subcommittee hearing on March 10, 2010.

Wyden Chairs Forestry Subcommittee Hearing

Date: 03/11/2010

March 10, 2010: Senator Wyden gives his opening statement during a Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests hearing.

Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Press Conference

Date: 03/03/2010

March 3, 2010: Senator Wyden makes a statement during a press conference about the "Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010." The 3 provisions of this Bill are: repeal the law that prevents gay Americans from openly serving in the military, prohibit discrimination against service members on the basis of sexual orientation, and promote the establishment of Reserve Officer Training Corps units at elite colleges and universities.

Wyden Questions Interior Secretary Salazar About Budget and Oregon Timber

Date: 03/03/2010

March 3, 2010: During an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Senator Wyden asks Secretary Salazar about the Department of the Interior's budget and its effect on the Oregon timber industry.

Wyden Testimony on Child Sex-Trafficking Bill

Date: 02/26/2010

February 24, 2010: Senator Wyden testifies at a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law entitled In Our Own Backyard: Child Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in the United States

Build American Bonds Floor Statement

Date: 02/04/2010

February 3, 2010: Senator Wyden talks about Build America Bonds on the Senate Floor.

Health Care Reform Floor Statement

Date: 12/18/2009

December 18, 2009: Senator Wyden speaks on the Senate floor about the importance of exchanges in the pending health care reform legislation.

Wyden Hosts Briefing on Human Sex Trafficking

Date: 12/17/2009

On Monday, December 14, 2009 Senator Wyden held a briefing with leading experts on the issue of human sex trafficking to inform Congressional staff and media on the issue as he works to develop legislation. Who: - Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the State Department, and Chair of the inter-agency human trafficking Senior Policy Operating Group - Libby Spears, filmmaker Director of Playground documentary film on sex trafficking - Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services - Bradley Myles, Deputy Director, Polaris Project - Sgt. Byron Fassett, Dallas Police Department, High Risk Victims and Trafficking squad - Dave Johnson, FBI Section Chief, Violent Crimes Section, Innocence Lost project

Wyden Brings Timber and Conservation Groups Together for Oregon Forests

Date: 12/16/2009

December 16, 2009: After decades of warring over Oregons national forests, representatives from Oregons timber industry and conservation groups joined Senator Wyden to introduce legislation that will promote active management of 8.3 million acres in six national forests east of the Cascades. The agreement would resolve decades of bitter disputes over harvest levels and watershed and old growth protection, and lead to a significant and sustainable increase in harvest in at-risk forests all across central and eastern Oregon.

Wyden Chairs First International Trade Subcommittee Hearing

Date: 12/10/2009

As the country continues efforts to recover from the current economic downturn, Senator Wyden called for the creation of a comprehensive Export Expansion strategy designed to put the American workforce back to work creating high-quality goods for a global marketplace. Wyden began the discussion of this strategy while chairing a hearing of the Senate Finance Committees subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness.

Wyden Opening Statement on Mark-up of America's Healthy Future Act

Date: 09/22/2009

September 22, 2009: Senator Wyden gives his opening statement during the Senate Finance Committee's mark-up of the "America's Healthy Future Act."

Wyden Talks Health Care Reform on Hardball

Date: 09/17/2009

Sept. 16, 2009: Senator Wyden appears on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews to discuss health care reform.

Wyden Speech on Nomination of Sotomayor

Date: 08/10/2009

August 5, 2009: Senator Wyden delivers a speech on the Senate floor supporting the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court.

Wyden Presses for Purple Heart for Soldiers Exposed to Chromium

Date: 08/04/2009

The US Senate Democratic Policy Committee conducted a congressional oversight hearing, Monday, August 3, to examine whether the US Army responded appropriately to the exposure of hundreds of US troops to a deadly carcinogen at a water injection facility in Iraq.

Wyden Vows to Ground Helicopter Tours at Crater Lake

Date: 07/28/2009

July 28, 2009: Determined to protect the natural quiet and unique character of Oregonians beloved Crater Lake, Senator Wyden today pressed Jonathan Jarvis, the administrations nominee to head the National Parks Service, during his confirmation hearing on his attitudes towards a proposed plan to allow commercial helicopter overflights in Crater Lake National Park. Jarvis appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today to face tough questioning on the topic from Wyden, who is chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests.

Wyden Talks Health Care Reform on Morning Meeting

Date: 07/24/2009

July 22, 2009: Senator Wyden appeared on MSNBC's Morning Meeting to discuss health care reform and talk about his new Free Choice Proposal.

Wyden Fights Wasteful F-22 Spending

Date: 07/21/2009

July 21, 2009: Keeping his focus on protecting American troops and taxpayer funds, Senator Wyden spoke on the Senate floor against spending $1.75 billion to purchase seven more F-22 fighter jets that the Air Force has specifically said it does not want. The Pentagon has already purchased 187 of the jets. The speech was in advance of the senators vote today in support of the Levin-McCain F-22 amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill, S. 1390. The amendment was approved by a vote of 58 to 40.

Wyden Presses Interior Secretary Salazar on Mining Reform

Date: 07/14/2009

July 14, 2009 - Senator Wyden questions Interior Secretary Ken Salazer about Mining Reform.

Wyden Lays Out Specifics About Real Health Reform

Date: 06/16/2009

June 16, 2009: Senator Wyden spoke on the Senate floor, laying out what he sees as the key components required to enact true health care reform.

Wyden Talks Interrogation Methods on Andrea Mitchell

Date: 05/18/2009

May 15, 2009: Senator Wyden is interviewed by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell regarding the CIA's obligation to notify Congress.

Wyden Talks to AASHTO about Build America Bonds

Date: 05/13/2009

May 13, 2009: Senator Wyden is featured in a video produced by Transportation.org and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). He discusses Build America Bonds.

Wyden Talks Health Reform on "The Ed Show"

Date: 05/12/2009

May 11, 2009 - Senator Wyden discusses health care reform with Ed Shultz on MSNBC's "The Ed Show."

Wyden Talks Interrogation Methods on Rachel Maddow

Date: 04/28/2009

April 27, 2009: Senator Wyden appears on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC. They discuss interrogation methods and his work on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Wyden: "American Health Care Is Simply Broken"

Date: 04/24/2009

April 23, 2009

Wyden Discusses Technology Neutrality in Energy Tax

Date: 04/23/2009

April 23, 2009: Senator Wyden's Q&A during a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

Wyden Urges End to Ban on Using Forest Waste for Alternative Fuels

Date: 04/02/2009

April 1, 2009: Senator Wyden testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. As a way of reducing Americas dependence on foreign oil, Senator Wyden is urging Congress to change the current myopic policies that prohibit the use of biomass taken from federal lands for renewable fuel.

Wyden Speaks in Support of Health Reform

Date: 03/31/2009

March 30, 2009: Senator Wyden speaks on the Senate floor about Health Care reform.

Sen. Wyden & Rep. Blumenauer Laud Passage of Public Lands Bill

Date: 03/25/2009

March 25, 2009: After passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (HR 146) today, US Senator Ron Wyden and US Representative Earl Blumenauer spoke about what the passage of the legislation means to Oregon. The public lands package includes 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 Wilderness Act of 2008," "The Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2008" and "The Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements Act of 2007."

Wyden Discusses AIG Bonuses on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell

Date: 03/20/2009

March 19, 2008: Senator Wyden is interviewed by Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC about the AIG Bonuses.

Wyden Urges Passage of Public Lands Bill

Date: 03/19/2009

March 19, 2009: Seven public lands bills authored by US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) passed the Senate again today by a vote of 77 to 20, as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (HR 146): "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 Wilderness Act of 2008," "The Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2008" and "The Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements Act of 2007." The Omnibus bill had passed the Senate in mid-January but failed to reach the 2/3 majority vote in the House of Representatives required to pass it under suspension of the rules. The bill will now move to the House for final passage.

Wyden Discusses AIG Bonuses on The Rachel Maddow Show

Date: 03/18/2009

March 17, 2009: Senator Wyden on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show talking about AIG Bonuses.

Wyden Asks Attorney General Goddard about Article 4 Prosecution

Date: 03/18/2009

March 17, 2009: Senator Wyden questions witnesses during a Judiciary Committee meeting.

Wyden Discusses AIG Bonuses on Kudlow Report

Date: 03/18/2009

March 17, 2009: Senator Wyden discusses the AIG bonuses situation on The Kudlow Report, which airs on CNBC.

Wyden Questions Interior Secretary Salazar About Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands

Date: 03/17/2009

March 17, 2009: Senator Wyden questions Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on energy development.

Wyden Discusses Competition in Health Care Reform

Date: 03/17/2009

March 12, 2009: Senator Wyden discusses health care reform during a Senate Finance Committee Hearing.

Wyden Questions Treasury Secretary Geithner on Federal Health Care Tax Rules

Date: 03/05/2009

March 4, 2009: Senator Wyden Questions Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about federal health care tax rules at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

Wyden Questions Federal Chairman Bernanke About AIG Bailout

Date: 03/04/2009

March 3, 2009: Senator Wyden questions Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a Senate Budget Committee hearing.

Wyden Questions Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke on Economic Recovery Efforts

Date: 03/04/2009

March 3, 2009: Senator Wyden gives his opening statement at the beginning of a Senate Budget Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Wyden Hails Nomination of Kathleen Sebelius to HHS and Path to Health Reform

Date: 03/02/2009

March 2, 2009: Senator Wyden speaks on the Senate Floor about the nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. He also speaks about health care reform.

Wyden Questions CBO Director Elmendorf About Financing Health Reform

Date: 02/26/2009

Feb. 26, 2009 - Senator Wyden questions Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf about financing health reform during a Senate Finance Committee meeting.

Wyden Questions TV Executives About Rural Access to Digital Technology

Date: 02/26/2009

During a Judiciary Committee Hearing on February 25, 2009, Senator Wyden questions television executives about ensuring television carriage in the digital age, specifically in rural Oregon.

Wyden Questions DNI Director Blair About Cyber Terrorism Threats

Date: 02/13/2009

Senator Wyden questions Dennis Blair, the new Director of National Intelligence on a variety of topics during a recent Intelligence Committee meeting on the Annual Global Threat Assessment.

Wyden Dismayed That Bipartisan Proposal to Repay Wall Street Bonuses From TARP Funds Stripped from Recovery Bill

Date: 02/12/2009

Washington, DC Thanking his cosponsors Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) for their leadership in fighting for the recovery of employee bonuses to financial institutions that took "federal bailout" funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said that he would find an opportunity to reintroduce the Wyden-Snowe-Lincoln amendment which was stripped from the final language of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The provision would have required institutions that took bailout funds to either repay the cash portion of any bonus paid in excess of $100000 early within 120 days of the amendment's enactment or face an excise tax of 35% on what is not immediately repaid to the treasury. Savings to be returned by recovering TARP-funded bonuses from Wall Street and bank executives were estimated to bring $3.2 billion back to taxpayers.

Wyden Speaks Out Against Wall Street Bonuses from TARP funds

Date: 02/04/2009

Financial institutions that used federal bailout funds to pay employees bonuses in excess of $100000 will be required to compensate taxpayers under a provision that will be introduced today by US Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). The provision which the Senators will offer as an amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will require financial institutions that received funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to either repay the cash portion of any bonus paid in excess of $100000 early within 120 days of the amendments enactment or face an excise tax of 35% on what is not immediately repaid to the treasury.

Wyden Speaks in Support of Economic Recovery Package

Date: 02/02/2009

Senator Wyden went to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to work in a bi-partisan manner to pass the Economic Recovery Package, "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan."

Wyden Lauds Public Lands Bill on Senate Floor

Date: 01/15/2009

Seven public lands bills authored by US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) passed the Senate on January 15, 2009 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 Wilderness Act of 2008," "The Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2008" and "The Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements Act of 2007" had been held up during the 110th Congress by opposition from Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), but a Sunday vote on the bill achieved enough votes in favor of the legislation to override his objections.

Wyden introduces legislation to end oil and gas royalty mismanagement

Date: 01/15/2009
Addressing what the Department of Interiors Inspector General recently referred to as a culture of ethical failure, US Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Barrasso (R-WY), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, introduced legislation (S. 3556) increasing oversight and accountability at the Department of Interiors Minerals Management Service (MMS).

Floor Speech illustrating the complexities of the Federal Tax Code

Date: 01/15/2009

As millions of Americans rushed to file their taxes by the April 15th deadline, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), author of the Fair Flat Tax Act (S.1111) illustrated the needless complexity of the Federal tax code.

Wyden welcomes Administration statement supporting extension of county payments

Date: 01/15/2009

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) welcomed the Administrations statement this afternoon urging the House of Representatives to adopt the Senate Amendments to HR 6049 passed by the Senatein their entirety. The Senate Amendments to HR 6049, the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008, includes a Wyden-Reid-Bingaman-Baucus authored measure providing for a multi-year, $3.8 billion reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 and full funding for five years of the Payment in lieu of Taxes Program (PILT).

Senate Committee Agrees to Tax Package with County Payments Extension

Date: 01/15/2009
US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that a package of tax cut extenders that includes multi-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 has been agreed upon in the Senate Committee on Finance, a committee of which he is a member. The bill would reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools program, commonly known as the county payments law through 2011, while fully funding the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for 2009 thanks to an amendment authored by Wyden.

Senate Energy Tax Legislation Would Extend County Payments Through 2011

Date: 01/15/2009

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that later this month, the US Senate will consider energy tax legislation that contains his legislation providing a multi-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The bill would reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools program, commonly known as the county payments law through 2011, while fully funding the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for 2009.

Wyden Hails Amendment Preserving American Values

Date: 01/15/2009

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Floor Statement on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) - June 25, 2008

Date: 01/15/2009

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a senior member of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced today that he would oppose new legislation amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) due to his continued opposition to a provision that would grant blanket retroactive immunity to any telecommunications company that participated in the Presidents warrantless wiretapping program.

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Wyden on oil trains 2.20.15

Date: 02/20/2015

Wyden testimony at ITC

Date: 12/08/2014

Wyden Applauds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Date: 05/19/2014

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden issued the following statement in response to a U.S. District Court’s decision to strike down Oregon’s ban on gay marriage.

Wyden on the Bill Press Show

Date: 02/08/2013

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talks with Bill Press about the need for Congressional and public oversight for intelligence agencies.