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Ron Wyden, the Internet's senator

After two decades in the Senate, privacy hawk Ron Wyden is still going strong.

Beyond PRISM: "Plenty" more domestic spy programs to reveal

Although Edward Snowden revealed many of the NSA's clandestine activities, Ron Wyden remains one of the only hopes of US intelligence reform from within Congress.

US Justice Dep't Ignores Questions on Drones, CIA Torture Report - Lawmaker

US Senator Ron Wyden’s said that the US Department of Justice has left unanswered all questions concerning the US government's use of drones, government agencies' interpretations of the law and the report on CIA torture.

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Building a Competitive U.S. International Tax System

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Building a Competitive U.S. International Tax System (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Rosanne Altshuler (Professor of Economics and Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers University), Testimony Pamela F. Olson (U.S. Deputy...

The Coming Death, and Afterlife, of the NSA Spying Law

last weekNews : Truthdig

The Patriot Act provision that authorized mass surveillance on Americans is set to expire, but don’t be fooled: The snooping is likely to continue. In an interview with Truthdig, Sen. Ron Wyden calls ending dragnet surveillance a ‘big priority.”

Ron Wyden: 'Plenty' Of Domestic Surveillance Programs Still Unexposed

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In a few months, we'll be marking the second anniversary of the first Snowden leak. The outraged responses of citizens and politicians around the world to these revelations has resulted in approximately nothing in those 24 months. There...Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today Protecting Taxpayers from Schemes and Scams During the 2015 Tax Filing Season

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Protecting Taxpayers from Schemes and Scams During the 2015 Tax Filing Season (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Caroline Ciraolo (Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice), Testimony Timothy Camus...

Senate Seeks Input on Bipartisan Tax Reform

Senate Finance Committee Press Release, Hatch, Wyden Launch New Effort to Seek Input on Bipartisan Tax Reform: Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today announced a bipartisan effort to begin soliciting ideas from interested members of the public and stakeholders on how best to...

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Carol Markman (CPA & Tax Director, EP Caine & Associates), Testimony Mihir Desai (Professor, Harvard...

The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak On Fast Track And The TPP

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on the Fast Track to passage through Congress. The White House meanwhile,Show More Summary

How About a Real Debate on Trade?

Utah Senator Republican Orrin Hatch just announced that fast track trade legislation won't be introduced until April. Thanks to the objections of Senator Ron Wyden, the effort to fast track fast track has been put on hold. Fast track...Show More Summary

Working Families Party Threatens Contest Against Ron Wyden Over Free Trade Deal

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- If Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, helps push through a massive free trade deal using fast-track authority, an Oregon progressive party would likely oppose him in the 2016 general...Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Fairness in Taxation

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Fairness in Taxation (links to statements and testimony below): Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Statement Ron Wyden (D-OR), Statement Lawrence Lindsey (Lindsey Group), Growth, Fairness, and Economic Well Being Deroy Murdock (Fox News), Testimony Heather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth), Taxation and...

Senate Holds Hearing on Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency: Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR) Michael Boskin (Stanford) John Diamond (Rice) Laura Tyson (UC-Berkeley) Jane Gravelle (Congressional Research Service) In connection with the hearing, the Joint Committee on Taxation released Economic Growth And Tax Policy...

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Lessons From The 1986 Tax Reform

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Getting to Yes on Tax Reform: What Lessons Can Congress Learn from the Tax Reform Act of 1986?: Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR) Bob Packwood (Former Chair, Senate Finance Cmmittee) Bill Bradley (Former Member, Ways & Means Committee) Press and...

Ron Wyden to Eric Holder: before you go, how about all those requests for information?

2 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has written a letter to outgoing Attorney General Eric "Too Big to Jail" Holder about all those other letters the senator has sent to the AG asking why, exactly, the DoJ thinks that mass spying is legal. Read the rest

Senator Wyden Follows Up With Eric Holder On All Of The Requests The DOJ Has Totally Ignored

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As Attorney General Eric Holder is about to leave office, Senator Ron Wyden has sent him a letter more or less asking if he was planning to actually respond to the various requests that Wyden had sent to Holder in the past, which Holder has conveniently ignored. Show More Summary

Where is Ron Wyden on Fast Track and TPP?

On the night of the State of the Union address, about a dozen Measure 92 advocates watched President Obama on a large screen TV in Blitz’s sports bar. They liked what they heard. Obama’s impassioned appeal for an increased minimum wage,...Show More Summary

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