Having served in Congress for more than three decades—and in the upper chamber since 1996—Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden has established a reputation as one of the Senate’s more serious and diligent members.
There is a fine line between requiring transparency in politics and creating opportunities for politically minded people and groups to be intimidated into silence. A new effort by two senators, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon and Republican...Show More Summary
Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) call their Follow the Money Act of 2013 a bipartisan compromise.
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes 11 items. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR, pictured) has urgedShow More Summary
Late last year, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) penned a Washington Post op-ed taking aim at Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that helped open the floodgates for political nonprofits spending cash in the dark to influence elections. Show More Summary
As Ezra noted in his profile of Oregon’s senior Senator, Ron Wyden’s staff have a funny-cos-it’s-true joke about their boss. “You got a problem?” they say to one another. “Ron Wyden has a comprehensive, bipartisan solution to fix it.” Well, … Continue reading ?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) unveiled a new bill this week requiring all groups that spend money independently of campaigns, candidates, or parties to influence a federal election or nomination to disclose their donors. Show More Summary
"Liberals may have cheered when Montana Sen. Max Baucus announced he would retire in 2014 and give up his stranglehold on the Senate Finance Committee gavel. But the likely ascent of Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to the top of the committeeShow More Summary
Ron Wyden would mark a major change as Senate Finance Committee chair. When Max Baucus leaves the Senate 20 months from now, he will also surrender the gavel as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. If Democrats still control the Senate in 2015, that chairmanship likely will be Sen. Show More Summary
Sen. Max Baucus’s (D-Mont.) announcement that he’ll retire in 2014 clears the way for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to become chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. If Baucus annoyed Democrats for being too cautious, Wyden will annoy them by … Continue reading ?
Updated below An amendment offered on May 24 by Sen. Ron Wyden would have challenged the Administration’s reliance on what he called “secret law” and required the Attorney General to explain the legal basis for its intelligence collection activities under the USA PATRIOT Act. But that and other proposed amendments to the PATRIOT Act have [...]Show More Summary
Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said many of the cuts contained in budget were “clearly misguided.”
The IRS chief has promised to abandon a controversial policy of snooping emails without a warrant. During congressional testimony, the IRS’s acting commissioner, Steven Miller, said “we intend to do that” after Sen. Ron Wyden (CrunchGov Grade: A) asked whether the agency would ditch its warrantless spying policy. Show More Summary
Two partially declassified reports issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that were critical of pre-war intelligence on Iraq remain significantly overclassified, according to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), who said he would seek further disclosure. Show More Summary
The Senate voted last week to end the practice of secret “holds” by which a Senator may anonymously block the consideration of pending legislation. The proposal, advanced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), would still permit Senators to object to legislation, but they could not do so anonymously. “What is unjust [...]Show More Summary
After visiting Fukushima a year ago, Senator Ron Wyden warned that the situation was worse than reported … and urged Japan to accept international help to stabilize dangerous spent fuel pools. A year ago, an international coalition of nuclear scientists and non-profit groups called on the U.N. Show More Summary
According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s position on the Senate Finance Committee provides him with a great opportunity to protect low-income...Show More Summary
Friday brought the news that Democratic senators Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana had joined the avalanche of support for gay marriage. At this news, early supporters like Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) … Continue reading ?
In 1995, Josh Kardon was chief of staff to then-Congressman Ron Wyden - who was running for the U.S. Senate against Gordon Smith. In a reaction to my post yesterday about Wyden opposing the Defense of Marriage Act, Kardon offered upShow More Summary