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Ron Wyden

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Congressional Record entries

Entry Title Date
Morning Business August 6, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Mr. President, I agree with the Senator from Wyoming that we need to find a solution to this problem and I have introduced legislation with Senator Crapo that currently sits in the Budget Committee. Oregon is on fire and the Forest Service tells me that with current fire seasons getting longer and current budgetary constraints, the days of spending over 50 percent of their budget on suppressing fires is here to stay. The time for talking is coming to an end and the time to negotiate a fix to this very serious problem is at hand. I would like to work under the leadership of my friend, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, over the summer, on an answer to this chronic problem."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed August 5, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Mr. President, so that all are clear with respect to where matters are with the cyber security legislation, a couple of days ago it was my fear that this bill would be brought up--it is a badly flawed bill--with no opportunity for Senators on either side of the aisle to fix the legislation. I was afraid that it would come up with no amendments and people would say ``Oh my goodness, there are serious cyber threats.'' And that is unquestionably correct. My constituents in Oregon, for example, have been hacked by the Chinese. I was concerned that people would say ``We have all of these cyber threats; we have to act'' and there would be no real opportunity to show how the legislation in its current form creates more problems than it solves."
Finance Committee’S Report On Its Investigation Of The Irs August 5, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Mr. President, I want to thank the distinguished chairman from Utah. As Members will see from the views I am going to articulate, we have some strong differences about how the facts ought to be interpreted, but we worked very closely together to ensure that there would be one bipartisan compilation of the underlying facts. The two of us certainly agree that there is evidence of vast bureaucratic bumbling at the IRS."
Finance Committee’S Report On Its Investigation Of The Irs August 5, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Mr. President, I will be very brief. I thank my colleague from Arkansas for his patience. I know he has things he has to have done as well."
Federal Wildfire Budgeting System August 5, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"I was down here on the floor last night talking about the need for actually getting some real progress to fix the mess that the wildfire budgeting system in our country has become."

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