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“Proposal to Let Churches and Other Nonprofits Get Political Blocked from Tax Bill”

WSJ: Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) says the chamber’s parliamentarian has blocked a proposal to let churches and charities engage in partisan politics, keeping it out of the final tax bill set to be unveiled Friday. The repeal of the … Continue reading ?

Oregon's senators join call for Franken's resignation

Oregon's two Democratic senators have joined their female counterparts in other states calling for Sen. Al Franken's resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley both … Click to Continue »

Things The Intelligence Community Is Cool With: Backdoor Searches, Skirting Reporting Requirements, Parallel Contruction

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

More answers have been provided to Senate Intelligence Committee questions (most of those penned by the always-inquisitive Ron Wyden) by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Some, like how often the NSA "incidentally" collects domestic communications, remain unanswered. Show More Summary

Intelligence Director Says Gov't Can Demand Encryption Backdoors Without Having To Run It By The FISA Court

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A set of questions from Senator Ron Wyden -- directed at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- have finally received answers. The answers [PDF] were actually given to the Senate oversight committee in July but have just...Show More Summary

A win for plutocrats as the Senate passes its “Tax Reform” bill

A dark night on Capitol Hill as the Senate passed its $1.5 trillion “trickle down” tax reform bill early Saturday morning after delays brought on by some 30 last-minute changes, some still in handwritten form. As Sen. Ron Wyden (D)...Read more

US Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon to be honored for town halls

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon will receive an award for hosting the most town halls of any U.S. senator this year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Wyden will have held … Click to Continue »

Why We All Should Be Sick and Tired of This Tax Debate

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Senators Debbie Stabenow, ranking member Ron Wyden, Chairman Orrin Hatch, and Chuck Grassley participate in the Senate Finance Committee markup of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" on November 15, 2017. O rrin Hatch is sick and tired, and so am I. Show More Summary

Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its report [PDF] on its Section 702 reauthorization plan. Rather than adopt any serious reforms -- like those proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden -- the SIC plans to move ahead with its non-reform...Show More Summary

University responds to questions on allegation handling

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has defended the university's handling of rape allegations against a former basketball player after U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden sent a letter earlier this month … Click to Continue »

Ron Wyden Puts A Hold On SESTA And Warns About Its Dangers

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Following the Senate Commerce Committee voting SESTA out of Committee this morning, Senator Ron Wyden quickly announced that he is placing a public hold on the bill while at the same time issuing a warning about just how damaging the bill could be: “Today I am announcing my public hold and a public warning about SESTA. Show More Summary

Wyden's Reform Bill Would Also Deter Misuse Of NSA Powers To Compel Tech Company Assistance

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Sen. Ron Wyden is again raising concerns about NSA tactics, this time through his recently-submitted Section 702 reform bill. The USA RIGHTS Act contains a number of improvements, including addressing backdoor searches of NSA data by federal agencies and increasing the reporting requirements for access of US persons communications and data. Show More Summary

Senator Wyden's 702 Reform Bill Would Limit Backdoor Searches, Permanently Kill 'About' Collection

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As promised, Ron Wyden (along with Rand Paul) has delivered an antidote to the Senate Intelligence Committee's completely terrible Section 702 "reform" bill. That bill, authored by Sen. Burr, would extend the NSA's 702 powers until 2025 while allowing US law enforcement to use collected intelligence for normal law enforcement purposes. Show More Summary

A.M. Links: Trump Pushes Tax Plan, Rand Paul and Ron Wyden Challenge Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, New York Opens Civil Rights Investigation on Weinstein

2 months agoNews : Reason

Rand Paul and Ron Wyden are expected to introduce a Senate bill today that would require search warrants for U.S. data collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. "President Trump said on Monday that heShow More Summary

Sen. Ron Wyden Shreds Mnuchin For Tax Plan Based On 'Magical Growth Fairies'

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump's treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, for using dubious economic projections to sell a tax cut plan that will largely benefit the wealthiest Americans. "It certainly isn't a tax recipe focused on the middle class," Wyden explained in a speech on the Senate floor. Show More Summary

‘There is no magical growth fairy’: Dem senator tears into Trump’s tax cuts based on ‘unicorns’ and ‘rainbows’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump’s treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, for using dubious economic projections to sell a tax cut plan that will largely benefit the wealthiest Americans. “It certainly isn’t a tax recipe focused on the middle...

Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a trio of energy bills for the Senate's consideration. The three bills each have their own area of focus. One bill [PDF] would direct the Department of Energy -- along with state entities -- to upgrade the flexibility and reliability of energy grids, thus limiting disruption during natural disasters. Show More Summary

No one knows if Russia changed 2016 vote counts and no effort has been made to find out: Dem Senator

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) said on Friday that the we are by no means certain that Russia didn’t alter vote counts in the 2016 election and that “no systemic analysis” has been done of the votes, nor any “forensic evaluations of voting machines.” Mother Jones‘...

Sen. Wyden calls for improved security standards for voting machines

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) wants to ensure that secure voting systems are in place both for upcoming state elections and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and he is trying to do so by ensuring that the voting machines used for elections follow cybersecurity protocols. Sen. Wyden, who is also a...

Trump Administration Says It's Classified If They Can Let The NSA Spy On Americans

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, spent half a decade trying to get President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to answer some fairly straightforward questions about NSA surveillance on Americans. Show More Summary

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