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

4 days 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

4 days 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

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…

Sen. Wyden Throws Alcohol Bill Into The Mix

This post originally appeared as an op-ed on Forbes here. Last week, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden appealed to beer and wine lovers everywhere by introducing a bill to reform the taxation and regulation of alcoholic beverages. The “CraftShow More Summary

TPP: Will Voters Re-elect Laughing Stocks to the Senate?

Fast Track authority, whose passage is tantamount to passing the TPP, the TTIP, and TISA, goes back to the Senate. Please call your Senators ASAP, particularly Patty Murray (D-WA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

House passes fast-track legislation again with 218-208 vote. Next stop: the Senate

Teamsters join other foes of fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty in presenting a petition to Sen. Ron Wyden, who is a key backer of TPP. As expected, the House of Representatives again passed fast-track trade legislation known formally as Trade Promotion Authority Thursday morning. Show More Summary

Will Democrats Use Their Leverage on Trade?

When Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was first being prepared for a vote in the Senate, Ron Wyden negotiated some changes that lined up with Democratic priorities. They included: 1. Any...

Wyden: Get A Warrant To Snoop From The Air

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) doesn’t think the National Security Agency should be allowed to page through your call data without a warrant. He doesn’t think the FBI should be allowed to snoop through your email. And now, inShow More Summary

Senator Ron Wyden Fights For Hemp Rights, Says It's Not Marijuana

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The senior senator from Oregon compared U.S. policy on hemp to banning Portobello mushrooms.

Education Department 'Concerned' About Loophole In Federal Privacy Law For Students

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed in letters to Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, both Democrats of Oregon, a university is allowed to access a student's therapy or medical records if that student files a lawsuit against...Show More Summary

Does It Matter That E-Cigarettes Are Imported From China?

Senator Ron Wyden wants the government to track imports of e-cigarettes more closely.  Specifically, he has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to create a specific reporting category for e-cigarette imports, which are notShow More Summary

HUFFPOST HILL - Marco Rubio Worse Driver Than Eleanor Holmes Norton

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The net neutrality fight is coming back, giving you yet another opportunity to not understand it. Ron Wyden introduced legislation to reunite retired war dogs with their handlers, titled the BuzzFeed Tearjerking Viral Video Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Show More Summary

Senator: U.S. Ban On Hemp Makes About As Much Sense As 'A Ban On Portobello Mushrooms'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Thursday called for ending the federal ban on hemp production in recognition of Hemp History Week. “In my view, keeping the ban on growing hemp makes about as much sense as instituting a ban on portobello mushrooms," Wyden, who introduced a hemp legalization bill earlier this year, said on the Senate floor. Show More Summary

Ron Wyden: Freedom Act Marks Beginning of Future Intelligence Reforms

Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden says that the passage of the USA Freedom Act to reform the NSA’s surveillance program is the beginning of other intelligence reforms the US Senate Intelligence Committee will take up in the future.

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