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Wyden’s FOSTA Fix

The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), an anti-sex trafficking bill with grave implications for an open internet, has passed in the House and will likely receive a Senate vote later this week. Senator Ron Wyden has proposed an...Show More Summary

Role in torture program an issue for Trump nominee for CIA chief

Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about his objections to the elevation of Gina Haspel to director of the CIA and his concerns about the secrecy of...

Clock Runs Out On Perjury Charges For James Clapper, Ensuring He Won't Be Punished For Lying To Congress

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It almost seems like half a lifetime ago, but only a half-decade has passed since James Clapper lied to Ron Wyden about the NSA's domestic collections. Wyden pointedly asked Clapper during an intelligence committee hearing whether or not the NSA was collecting "any type of data at all" on American citizens. Show More Summary

Senate Finance Retirement Savings Bill Falls Short of Offering Comprehensive Solutions

The recent tax reform bill left the taxation of household savings, including retirement savings accounts, largely unchanged. Last Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced...Show More Summary

US Border Officials Have Never Verified Chipped Passports, Despite Demanding Their Usage

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Ron Wyden is at it again. Sending pesky letters to government officials who appear to be completely falling down on the job. The latest is asking Customs and Border Patrol why it's still not verifying the e-passport chips that have been in all US passports -- and in all countries on the visa waiver list -- since 2007 (hat tip to Zach Whittaker). Show More Summary

SHOCKING: US Immigration Doesn’t Check the Validity of Foreign E-Passports

Senators Ron Wyden and Claire McCaskill sent a letter (.pdf) to the acting commission of US Customers and Border Protection today asking that the US government actually start using the “anti-tamper and anti-forgery features in e-Passports,...Show More Summary

FBI And White House Face Off Again, This Time Over Rob Porter Allegations

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) questioned Christopher Wray on the FBI’s knowledge of Rob Porter’s domestic abuse allegations.

Top Senate Democrat Calls on Treasury Dept. to Investigate Trump’s Palm Beach Estate Sale 10 YEARS AGO – Because Russia, Russia, Russia…

They will never stop with their insanity. They will never stop with their lies. Top Senate Democrat Ron Wyden wants the US Treasury Department to investigate the sale of Donald Trump’s six-acre Palm Beach estate to a Russian billionaire… in 2008 – Nearly 10 years ago. Show More Summary

Senator demands info on the NRA’s financial ties to Russia, including ‘shell companies’

While Devin Nunes tries to mislead audiences about his memo, an actual document hunt in Washington could have far-reaching ramifications, both for the Russia investigation and national security writ large. On Friday Sen. Ron Wyden. (D.-Ore.) wrote a pair of letters, obtained by ThinkProgress, to both Treasury Department head Steve Mnuchin and National Rifle Association […]

Ron Wyden Threatens to Reveal Classified Information if the Memo Is Released

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FBI Director Chris Wray Says Secure Encryption Backdoors Are Possible; Sen. Ron Wyden Asks Him To Produce Receipts

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I cannot wait to see FBI Director Christopher Wray try to escape the petard-hoisting Sen. Ron Wyden has planned for him. Wray has spent most of his time as director complaining about device encryption. He continually points at the climbing number of locked phones the FBI can't crack. Show More Summary

Senate Passes Surveillance Reauthorization, Health Department to Protect Religious Objectors, Seb Gorka Allegedly Wanted in Hungary: P.M. Links

2 months agoNews : Reason

After previously shutting down efforts by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to reform the law to better protect Americans from unwarranted surveillance, the Senate today approved, 65-34, renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for another six years. Show More Summary

House FISA Reform Battle Enters Final Stage

Last night, the House Rules Committee made in order one alternative to the HPSCI FISA Sec. 702 reauthorization bill, the USA Rights Act. You can view the Rule here.  The bill was originally introduced in the Senate by Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY). Show More Summary

Democratic senators question Trump's NKorea tweets

Two senior Democratic senators asked the country's intelligence chief Thursday to assess the national security risks of President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ron Wyden asked the Director of National...Show More Summary

Members of Oregon delegation congratulate Oregon State University on $673,000 federal grant to study ocean health

Research will focus on shellfish industry and ocean acidification Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, and Kurt Schrader congratulated Oregon State University on securing a $673,000 federal grant through NOAA Fisheries to study the effects of ocean acidification on the shellfish industry. Show More Summary

Wyden emphasizes need to follow Trump money in Russia probe

Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about why it's important for Trump Russia investigators to be able to follow Trump's money, and why the...

A fowl of the rules

Jordain Carney, "House will have to vote for tax-cut bill again", TheHill 12/19/2017, originally included this sentence: Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also seized on the ruling immediately, saying Republicans in a "mad dash to provide tax breaks for their billionaire campaign contributors" had ran a fowl of the chamber's rules. Show More Summary

“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

3 months agoIndustries / 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

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