WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) holds a news conference to propose new campaign finance legislation at the U.S. Capitol April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. Murkowski and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said the new legislation would address the many loopholes created for anonymous political money in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
For me, what's important is that people see, particularly in our state, there's someone buying it at Costco in Oregon ... I adopted what I think is a modest position, which is if you can buy it at a store in Oregon, our farmers ought to be able to make some money growing it.
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Rand Paul filibuster blocks vote for John Brennan nomination to CIA top spot
the floor shortly before noon. With intermittent support from other conservatives holding similar views, plus Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Paul spoke almost continuously for five hours before Majority Leader Harry Reid tried but failed to move to a Read more »
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Ron Wyden Introduces Hemp Legalization Amendment To Farm Bill
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced an amendment to the farm bill Monday that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, an aide told HuffPost. The "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013" would exclude industrial hemp, which is not a drug, from classifi from The Huffington Post Read more »
Democrats call for controls on tax-exempt groups at IRS hearing
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks to the media after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 18, 2012. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As they joined Republicans on Tuesday in bashing the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conse from Reuters Read more »
Disclosure bill needs to see daylight
For a bill supposedly about “disclosure,” Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) gave surprisingly few details about their Follow the Money Act in their POLITICO op-ed, ( “Shedding Light on Anonymous Ads,” May 13). While they wrote in bro from The Politico Read more »
Dredge funding included in bill
Small ports along the Oregon Coast could get much-needed dredging if a bill approved by the U.S. Senate earlier this week is also approved by the House of Representatives. An amendment sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, is part of a water resources bill from Curry Coastal Pilot Read more »
Meet the Senate's Powerful and Progressive Policy Wonk, Ron Wyden
Having served in Congress for more than three decades -- and in the upper chamber since 1996 -- Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden has established a reputation as one of the Senate's more serious and diligent members. Over the years on Capitol Hill, he has watche from AlterNet.org Read more »