By Sen. Ron Wyden for The Guardian The government can’t keep its own data safe, but Congress wants companies to give it even more of your private information In the wake of a series of widely-publicized hacks, including the recent compromise of government personnel records, the US Senate rushed to...
Years before Ed Snowden revealed how the NSA and DOJ had reinterpreted the PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act to allow the intelligence community to spy on Americans, Senator Ron Wyden tried to warn the public that this had happened:...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity. The proposal, by Sen. Show More Summary
There were no big surprises -- heck, no surprises of any size -- from the Senate Finance Committee's mark-up Tuesday (July 21) of expired tax provisions known as extenders. Sen. Ron Wyden (left), the Oregon Democrat who is ranking minority member on the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Show More Summary
He definitely doesn't look that hip. You have to hand it Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) when he's talking about national security, privacy rights, and technology. Particularly technology, because he's one of the rare ones who actually keeps up. Show More Summary
After six months and two extensions, the Senate Finance Committee’s five tax reform working groups presented their reports today to panel chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and top Democrat Ron Wyden (D-OR). For the most part, they reached no consensus on either specific reforms or a broad design for overall reform. Show More Summary
FBI Director James Comey says encryption is hurting national security and helping ISIS. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is calling BS—and using a rap lyrics site to do it. Comey spent Wednesday in front of Congress, arguing that law enforcement...Show More Summary
The US Department of State should suspend some weapons sales to Bahrain until the government in Manama ends its oppression of peaceful protesters, Congressman Ron Wyden said in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday.
Congress is ready to get into the craft beer business, which could mean bad news for big batch craft brewers like Sam Adams. Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, proposed the new Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act that would give the U.S. government the right to define who is and isn’t a…
This post originally appeared as an op-ed on Forbes here. Last week, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden appealed to beer and wine lovers everywhere by introducing a bill to reform the taxation and regulation of alcoholic beverages. The “CraftShow More Summary
Fast Track authority, whose passage is tantamount to passing the TPP, the TTIP, and TISA, goes back to the Senate. Please call your Senators ASAP, particularly Patty Murray (D-WA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
Teamsters join other foes of fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty in presenting a petition to Sen. Ron Wyden, who is a key backer of TPP. As expected, the House of Representatives again passed fast-track trade legislation known formally as Trade Promotion Authority Thursday morning. Show More Summary
When Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was first being prepared for a vote in the Senate, Ron Wyden negotiated some changes that lined up with Democratic priorities. They included: 1. Any...
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) doesn’t think the National Security Agency should be allowed to page through your call data without a warrant. He doesn’t think the FBI should be allowed to snoop through your email. And now, inShow More Summary
The senior senator from Oregon compared U.S. policy on hemp to banning Portobello mushrooms.
The U.S. Department of Education confirmed in letters to Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, both Democrats of Oregon, a university is allowed to access a student's therapy or medical records if that student files a lawsuit against...Show More Summary
Senator Ron Wyden wants the government to track imports of e-cigarettes more closely. Specifically, he has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to create a specific reporting category for e-cigarette imports, which are notShow More Summary
The net neutrality fight is coming back, giving you yet another opportunity to not understand it. Ron Wyden introduced legislation to reunite retired war dogs with their handlers, titled the BuzzFeed Tearjerking Viral Video Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Show More Summary
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Thursday called for ending the federal ban on hemp production in recognition of Hemp History Week. “In my view, keeping the ban on growing hemp makes about as much sense as instituting a ban on portobello mushrooms," Wyden, who introduced a hemp legalization bill earlier this year, said on the Senate floor. Show More Summary
Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden says that the passage of the USA Freedom Act to reform the NSA’s surveillance program is the beginning of other intelligence reforms the US Senate Intelligence Committee will take up in the future.