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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ISSUES: Senator Ron Wyden

FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 9 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 1 month ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

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

Unemployment

Different views on minimizing unemployment, and the amount of government regulation in employment.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans seek less governmental regulation to encourage companies to grow and create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.

FOR Democrats

Democrats favor more governmental regulation and support which can help create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.


FOR

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 3 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Health Care

$
There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 9 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 1 month ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

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

Unemployment

Different views on minimizing unemployment, and the amount of government regulation in employment.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans seek less governmental regulation to encourage companies to grow and create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.

FOR Democrats

Democrats favor more governmental regulation and support which can help create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.


FOR

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 3 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • DaVita Inc
    • $29.5k
    • EMERSON
    • $20k
    • National Assn of Home Builders
    • $20k
    • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
    • $20k
    • Amgen Inc
    • $20k
    • General Motors Company
    • $20k
    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • $20k
    • National Beer Wholesalers Assn
    • $17.5k
    • THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • $17.4k
    • National Assn of Health Underwriters
    • $15.5k
Based on the July 2020 report , next report due January 2021
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