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Dems urge transportation funding patch

Dems urge transportation funding patch

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Democrats urged their colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a patch before funds run out for transportation projects nationwide.
Gabrielle Levy
Republicans block $85b tax cut package over amendments

Republicans block $85b tax cut package over amendments

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Another bipartisan measure fell in the Senate Thursday as Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell scrapped over amendments.
Gabrielle Levy
Murkowski leads effort to push Keystone XL pipeline, LNG exports

Murkowski leads effort to push Keystone XL pipeline, LNG exports

April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski unveiled a measure that would facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and fast-track liquefied natural gas exports.
Daniel J. Graeber
Senate passes 'doc fix' ahead of Monday night's deadline

Senate passes 'doc fix' ahead of Monday night's deadline

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Monday to pass the one-year patch to prevent a major cut in Medicare payments to providers on the final day before the deadline.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Republicans hope to tie 'doc fix' to Obamacare mandate delay

Republicans hope to tie 'doc fix' to Obamacare mandate delay

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans plan to tie a 10-year delay in Obamacare's individual mandate to the annual ritual of overriding a cut in Medicare rates, aides say.

The Issue: Tax reform legislation is Camp's sendoff

Despite indications that his bill was DOA, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp introduced draft legislation that would reform the byzantine -- some say draconian -- U.S. tax code.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
U.S. senators plan to review NSA role in British webcam spying

U.S. senators plan to review NSA role in British webcam spying

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- British intelligence showed a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy by scooping on webcam transmissions, three U.S. senators said in a statement.

Oil industry welcomes Landrieu to Senate energy chair

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The American Petroleum Institute said Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will ensure U.S. energy security through "smart policies" as Senate energy committee chair.
Sen. Landrieu facing criticism for strong energy ties

Sen. Landrieu facing criticism for strong energy ties

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Advocacy group Oil Change International said the Democratic pick to head a Senate energy panel, Mary Landrieu, has strong industry ties.

Democrats push bills in House, Senate to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House have introduced legislation to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Reid opposes Obama on free-trade deals

Reid opposes Obama on free-trade deals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made it clear Wednesday he and President Obama aren't joined at the hip when it comes to pending free-trade legislation.
Sen. Wyden presses James Clapper about surveillance

Sen. Wyden presses James Clapper about surveillance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. grilled Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on warrantless searches of Americans' data in a Senate intelligence hearing.
Aileen Graef

Obama to announce NSA reforms next week

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is ready to announce reforms to the National Security Agency's data collection programs, the White House said Friday.
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.
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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, discusses what some Democrats see as progress towards changing strategy in the war in Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden (born May 3, 1949) is the senior U.S. Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1996.

Wyden was born Ronald Lee Wyden in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Edith (née Rosenow) and Peter H. Wyden (1923-1998), both of whom were Jewish and had fled Nazi Germany a few years earlier. Wyden grew up in Palo Alto, California, where he was a basketball star for Palo Alto High School. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara on a basketball scholarship, and later transferred to Stanford University, where he received his B.A. in 1971. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1974.

While teaching gerontology at several Oregon universities, Wyden founded the Oregon chapter of the Gray Panthers; he led that organization from 1974 to 1980. Wyden is also the former director of the Oregon Legal Services Center for Elderly, a nonprofit law service.

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