Senator Ron Wyden

DETAILS: Senator Ron Wyden
(1949 - ) Oregon
  • United States Senate
  • Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Health Care
  • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
  • Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
  • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
  • OR Senate
    (1996- present)
  • OR - 3 House
    (1981- 1996)
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Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment., 2 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

FOR

Online Privacy

As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

FOR

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment., 2 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

FOR

Online Privacy

As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • DaVita Inc.
    • $21.5k
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • $20k
    • EMERSON
    • $15k
    • National Beer Wholesalers Association
    • $15k
    • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
    • $15k
    • NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL, INC.
    • $15k
    • THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • $13.4k
    • American Academy of Dermatology Association
    • $12.5k
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    • $12.5k
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • $12k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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