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Wyden on Roseburg: "I am sad and I am angry."

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.

NSA Director Admits that Sharing Encryption Keys With the Government Leaves Us Vulnerable to Bad Guys

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

Congressional Hearing On IRS Authority To License Tax Preparers Is Postponed

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.

(Updates) Iran Nuclear Deal: The President ‘Clinches’ the Deal

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

Iran Deal Supporters Keep Rolling In

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 »

The Senate spectacle

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, […]

Sen. Wyden Can Help Secure Labor Rights for Guatemalan Workers

In August 2015, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) traveled to several Latin American countries, including Guatemala, Argentina and Cuba, to discuss trade.

The IRS Scandal, Day 833

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...

Congress’s Cybersecurity Plan Has Some Major Flaws

"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.

Ron Wyden has another warning for us about another secret government opinion on surveillance

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

This Senator Wants Congress To Stop Playing It Fast And Loose On Cybersecurity

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Sen. Ron Wyden: Congress’ fix for high-profile hacks is yet another way to grab your private data

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Reminder: When Ron Wyden Says There's A Secret Interpretation Of A Law, Everyone Should Pay Attention

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Senator objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites

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

No tax surprises in Senate Finance's approval of extenders bill

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

Ron Wyden makes smart use of internet to troll FBI Director Comey on surveillance

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Finance Committee Working Groups: Tax Reform is Hard

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

Ron Wyden Just Used Rap Genius to Troll the FBI Director

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

US Should Suspend Military Sales to Bahrain - Congressman

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 Could Strip Samuel Adams Of Its Craft Beer Crown

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…

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