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Senators propose law so 'farmers can grow hemp' ... WASHINGTON — Oregon's two U.S. senators have joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in introducing legislation to legalize and define hemp as an agricultural commodity, delisting it as a controlled substance. ... Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Thursday that he is open to summoning drug company executives to testify before Congress on the opioid epidemic, an idea suggested by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) earlier during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the opioid crisis, but Cornyn also wants to ...

Senate approval and the president's signature, likely this year, would help DHS better address cybersecurity as well as how it relates to protecting critical ... Mark Warner, D-Va., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Steve Daines, R-Mont., the bill would be another measure that could get some ...
FBI Seizes Financial Documents Belonging to Trump's Lawyer A Month After Sen. Ron Wyden Urges Congress to “Follow the Money” ... Ron Wyden went on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes with a message for fellow lawmakers: "If Congress wants to 'Follow the Money,' the Senate Intelligence Committee ...
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden minced no words in his warning to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he prepares to testify before Congress this week. Zuckerberg will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday at 10am ET. The committee wants to discuss “the company's use ...
Zuckerberg is expected to testify before several Senate and House committees next week, although he'll dodge an appearance before Wyden's Intelligence Committee. A few weeks ago, Wyden sent a letter to Facebook asking questions about the data hijacked from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, ...

Senator Ron Wyden Sends Facebook a Letter Demanding Answers About its History With Cambridge Analytica. Wyden ... Wyden, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has long been a booster of the tech industry; nationally, Democrats have been vocal supporters of Facebook. Now ...
WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator asked the National Rifle Association on Tuesday to turn over detailed internal records about foreign funding it received in the ... Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, released his request a week after NRA general counsel John Frazer ...
The U.S. Senate could soon vote on whether immigrants should be deported for marijuana activity that follows state laws. As Congress considers proposals to address immigration policy and border security this week, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) filed an amendment to shield people who use cannabis or work ...
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith Receives $1,000 Campaign Donation and Endorsement from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Smith served as a Wyden staffer. The senator has endorsed her candidacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, and Sen. Jeff Merkley at a ...
As dusk approached Washington on Tuesday evening, there was little progress to report from the floor. Lawmakers from both parties were growing cynical. “I personally think it's time for justice for Dreamers, and I'm open to approaches in terms of funding border security,” Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon ...
After Burr publicly promised with Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the committee's ranking Democrat, to hold a public hearing with Cohen, he has yet to move on holding one. Plus some Democrats on the committee, like Oregon's Ron Wyden, have publicly criticized its leadership for not "following the money" ...
Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who is among the Senators who will question the leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast. Listen on NPR One · Apple Podcasts ...
I wrote the first comprehensive net neutrality bill in the Senate in 2006. And I wrote and passed legislation protecting the internet from discriminatory taxes and kept regulators from starving the digital economy. I've also been pushing Trump's FCC chairman on why he's ignoring millions of people who voiced ...
Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is probably wasting his time scrutinizing President Trump's 2008 Palm Beach property sale to Russian oligarch Dmitry ... unless he's learned anything secret from his position on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wyden's particular focus on the Palm Beach sale is odd. Another ...
The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee is asking the Treasury Department for documents related to a Florida property previously owned by President Trump · Donald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri ...
(CNN) A senator is asking the Treasury Department to turn over records of a lucrative real estate sale Donald Trump made to a Russian billionaire as the ... Sen. Ron Wyden, the committee's ranking member, on Friday requested the financial records of the sale of Trump's former estate in Palm Beach to ...

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, said Thursday that he doesn't know what's in the classified memo written by Republicans accusing the FBI and the Justice Department of abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Furthermore, he said the House Committee on Intelligence has refused to give it to the Senate Select ...
In letters sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the NRA on Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon requested any documents showing financial links between Russia and the gun lobbying organization. News reports last month said the FBI is investigating contact between Alexander Torshin, who is ...
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to turn over documents to the Senate Finance Committee on any financial ties between the National Rifle Association and Russian officials. Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, sent Mnuchin a letter Friday ...
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.Y. and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks in the hallway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, ...
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology leaders ... Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took FBI Director Christopher Wray to task Thursday for renewing claims made by his predecessor, James Comey, that ...
Taking questions from local residents, United States Senator Ron Wyden hosted a town hall in Philomath high school January 12. The town hall meeting consisted of about 150 citizens of Benton County, filling the entire Philomath High gymnasium. This was the Senator's 863rd town hall meeting ever since ...
Senator Ron Wyden addresses Polk County concerns ... 13 for a public town hall meeting with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. Wyden, who has a reputation for ... The Senator has been representing Oregon first in the U.S. House of Representatives and then in the U.S. Senate for a total of 37 years. He holds a ...
The bill, which renews an NSA surveillance program, cleared the House with little resistance last week in a 256-164 vote before making its way in front of the Senate. Following the House vote, Senators Rand Paul and Ron Wyden vowed to filibuster the Section 702 bill when it reached their chamber.
Update (1/17/2018, 2:25pm ET): The Senate broke the filibuster by a vote of 60-38 after just two-and-a-half hours of discussion Tuesday evening. This limits ... The filibuster coalition is led by Republican Senator Rand Paul and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, who have co-sponsored the USA Rights Act, ...
“As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee tasked with oversight of Interior Department activities, I ask that you audit any expenditures from the preparedness subaccount of the Department of the Interior's Wildland Fire Management Account since Secretary Zinke was confirmed ...
... 702" for another six years—without new privacy safeguards that had been sought by civil liberties groups. Debate over the legislation now shifts over to the Senate, where it faces a filibuster threat from both Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). "If this Section 702 bill comes to the Senate, ...
This, of course, also depends on whether the Republicans maintain control of the Senate following the 2018 mid-term elections. Should Republicans lose control, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who previously served as chairman in 2014 and currently serves as the Ranking Democrat, would presumably ...
Sen. Markey (D–Massachusetts) announced on the day of the FCC vote that he would introduce a resolution of disapproval in the Senate. The sponsor list now includes Markey, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D–New York), and Sens. Ron Wyden (D–Oregon), Maria Cantwell (D–Washington), ...
In a letter (PDF) to Hatch and Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, the alliance said it is confident Azar will lead HHS in implementing laws focused on achieving a more accountable and value-driven healthcare system. Susan D. DeVore, president and CEO of Premier, ...
Six U.S. senators have filed a bipartisan bill that would provide grants to states to help them move from paperless voting machines to paper ballots in an ... Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently asked five of the country's top voting machine manufacturers what steps they have taken to protect their machines ...
Ron Wyden, U.S. Senate, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; phone: (202) 224-5244; Email, http://wyden.senate.gov/contact/. Portland, 1220 SW Third Ave., Suite 585. Portland, OR 97204-2805; (503) 326-7525. Bend, The Jamison Building, 131 N.W. Hawthorne Ave. Suite 107 ...
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden on Thursday issued a statement in response to the Department of Justice announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions ... Wyden's role as top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee has centered him as a bulwark between the federal government and Oregon's legal ...
A Senate sex trafficking bill that has worried the tech industry now has the support of 60 co-sponsors, ensuring that the legislation will be able to bypass a filibuster. Sens. Rob Portman · Robert (Rob) Jones PortmanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Overnight Finance: House approves motion to ...
Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the Finance Committee, said Sessions' action ignores the will of a majority of Americans and called for a response ... Gardner, on the Senate floor, said Sessions' move was “a complete reversal of what many of us on the Hill were told before the confirmation, what we had ...
More: Letters to Trump: What Oregon senators asked the president for in 2017. Thousands of ... More: Sen. Ron Wyden cosponsors bill to legalize marijuana across U.S.. "For over 30 years, I have had the privilege of working alongside of my dad managing the store," Wyden said in a statement. "He never ...
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has signed on to the Marijuana Justice Act, first proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in August of this year. “I'm proud to join forces with Senator Booker to fight this administration's attempts to shift our country into reverse when it comes to federal marijuana policy. It's more ...
You must keep fighting against this reckless and irresponsible tax bill that cripples our economy and takes away money and health care away from the middle class to pay for massive corporate giveaways. Ron Wyden is Oregon's U.S. senator, and the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, is cosponsoring a bill to decriminalize marijuana across the nation and penalize states with high arrest and incarceration rates for cannabis-related crimes. The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, first introduced in August by Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, would remove marijuana from the ...
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, is cosponsoring a bill to decriminalize marijuana across the nation and penalize states with high arrest and ... The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, first introduced in August by Sen. .... The Senate Appropriations Committee, however, approved a version of the amendment.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden on Monday joined the chorus of Democratic senators calling for President Donald Trump to resign over sexual misconduct allegations. He also said Congress should launch an investigation if Trump will not step down. Wyden's statement comes amid a wave of women speaking up ...
“It is imperative that Congress follow the money and conduct a thorough investigation into any potential money laundering or other illicit financial dealings between the president, his associates, and Russia,” wrote Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee that is ...
Sen. John Hoeven, Republican: YES. Ohio. Sen. Rob Portman, Republican: YES. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrat: YES. Oklahoma. Sen. James Inhofe, Republican: YES. Sen. James Lankford, Republican: YES. Oregon. Sen. Jeff Merkley, Democrat: NO. Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat: NO. Pennsylvania. Sen.
Wray's speech undoubtedly spurred frustration in Silicon Valley, and it appears he pissed off Sen. Ron Wyden as well. During Wray's confirmation process last summer, Wyden pressed him on the topic of encryption. Wray claimed he hadn't formed a policy position on the issue, and Wyden requested that ...
Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Greg Walden (OR-02) and U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. the bill cleared the House in July – the latest of DeFazio's repeated attempts to decouple the Coquille Forest. Until Thursday, the legislation had never passed in the Senate.
... campaign contributors, our Republican colleagues forgot to comply with the rules of the Senate. We applaud the parliamentarian for determining that three provisions in this disastrous bill are in violation of the Byrd rule," Sanders and Sen. Ron Wyden Ronald (Ron) Lee WydenDemocratic senator predicts ...
Dem Vows to Shut Down Senate Over Any Bill Requiring Companies to Give 'Back Door' Access to Encrypted Info ... Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pledged to “shut down” the U.S. Senate over any legislation that would require private companies to create a “back door” to access encrypted information because “it ...
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley called on Democratic colleague Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday in the wake of accusations from multiple women that he groped them. Their statements came as at least two dozen Democratic senators called for Franken to resign Wednesday. Franken's office has said the ...
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, R-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. Carolyn Kaster. "We're going to get there," Wyden told reporters at a business summit in Portland. He said he and Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, are working on the ...


 

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