Senator Ron Wyden's statement on the massacre at Umpqua Community College: It took me a long time to write this. I am sad and I am angry. And I cannot stop thinking about the families, friends,... Posted by Senator Ron Wyden on Friday, October 2, 2015 Discuss.
US Senator Ron Wyden asked the new NSA boss - General Mike Rogers - at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing today: As a general matter, is it correct that anytime there are copies of an encryption key — and they exist in multipleShow More Summary
The hearing originally announced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to mark up an original bipartisan bill to curb identity theft and tax refund fraud on today, Wednesday, September 16, has been postponed.
Update III: With three more Democrats — Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Gary Peters of Michigan — coming out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama has sealed a victory on the Iran agreement. With the three additional votes, Democrats have the 41 votes they need to block [...]Show More Summary
Lawmakers head back to the Capitol today after a monthlong recess, and a few senators decided to celebrate by giving President Obama a big present. Democratic senators Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, and Gary Peters all announced that they support the Iran deal, which means the White House can be even... More »
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was an unexpected vote against the Iran bill while Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), having frequently criticized the deal, stuck with his party to declare his support. With Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) also a “no,” you have quite a contrast. The Republicans are the robustly tough-on-Iran and pro-Israel party. The Democrats, […]
In August 2015, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) traveled to several Latin American countries, including Guatemala, Argentina and Cuba, to discuss trade.
Waterbury Republican American, IRS Scandal's Emerging Facts: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., recently claimed there was nothing nefarious about the Obama Internal Revenue Service's 2010-12 scrutiny of conservative groups. Referencing a report from the Senate Finance Committee — of which he is ranking member — Sen. Wyden said, "The results of...
"Millions of Americans will say that legislation is a surveillance bill," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-MN) said remarking on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The post Congress’s Cybersecurity Plan Has Some Major Flaws appeared first on ThinkProgress.
For the past few years Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been asking appropriate officials about yet another Bush-era secret Justice Department opinion relating to surveillance on American citizens that was not authorized by the law and is likely still in effect. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is worried Congress is moving too fast when it comes to cybersecurity. The Oregon Democrat, a staunch privacy advocate, also understands why his colleagues are concerned about the increasing threat cyberattacks pose to the U.S. Show More Summary
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…