Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden

  • D-OR, Senator1996 – present
  • D-OR, 3rd District1981 – 1996
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Lifetime Score 11%

7%
‘05
2005: 7%
17%
2006: 17%
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2007: 0%
23%
2008: 23%
23%
2009: 23%
9%
2010: 9%
17%
2011: 17%
0%
2012: 0%
9%
2013: 9%
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‘14
2014: 0%

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2014: 113th Congress 0%

  • 1: Motion to Concur: H.R. 3547 - Omnibus Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014Yea

    Key Vote 1: Motion to Concur: H.R. 3547 - Omnibus Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014

    This bill funded the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2014. It spends $45 billion more than the budget caps established in 2011, and perpetuates a vast amount of wasteful spending from previous years. Lawmakers were also given almost no time to read this 1,500 page spending bill.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 2: On Cloture: H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (The Farm Bill)Yea

    Key Vote 2: On Cloture: H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (The Farm Bill)

    This final version of the Farm Bill, reconciled between the House and Senate, actually undoes some of the already modest reforms to crop insurance and food stamps that were previously in the bill. This five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill will spend nearly a trillion dollars over ten years, and remains loaded with corporate welfare and special carve-outs for well-connected agricultural corporations.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 3: On Cloture: S. 540 - Temporary Debt Limit Extension ActYea

    Key Vote 3: On Cloture: S. 540 - Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act

    This bill suspends the debt limit until March 15th of 2015, allowing the president to potentially run up as much debt as he pleases during that time period. The debt is already projected to increase by about $1 trillion over that period, to over $18 trillion. Meanwhile, this debt ceiling suspension contains no reforms to curb spending whatsoever.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 4: On Passage: H.R. 3370 - Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability ActYea

    Key Vote 4: On Passage: H.R. 3370 - Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

    This bill would delay a major reform to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that would have returned some semblance of market rates to flood insurance premiums. Currently, NFIP is over $25 billion in debt because homeowners in frequently flooded areas do not have to pay an amount that is equal to the risk they incur, meaning that the government takes a loss when the inevitable floods occur. By delaying the scheduled reforms, the NFIP will require a taxpayer bailout for billions of dollars.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 5: On Cloture: S.Amdt. 2874 to H.R. 3979 - To Retroactively Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits for Six MonthsYea

    Key Vote 5: On Cloture: S.Amdt. 2874 to H.R. 3979 - To Retroactively Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits for Six Months

    This amendment replaced an unrelated bill with a bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits by a further six months, starting retroactively in January 2014. Federal unemployment assistance was meant to be temporary, as states already have their own safety nets for the unemployed. Extending this program is an unnecessary cost to taxpayers, and creates perverse incentives than can cause job-seekers more difficulty in finding work.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 6: On Cloture: S. 2262 - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen-Portman)Yea

    Key Vote 6: On Cloture: S. 2262 - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen-Portman)

    This bipartisan energy bill further subsidizes state projects to make buildings more energy efficient, among various green subsidies. Many of the provisions of this bill are duplicative, and all would be better handled by states themselves. The projects and the accompanying regulations are theoretically voluntary, but with 'incentives' and studies aimed at coercing states to accept them.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 7: On Cloture: Nomination of David Jeremiah Barron to be United States Circuit Judge for the First CircuitYea

    Key Vote 7: On Cloture: Nomination of David Jeremiah Barron to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit

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    David Jeremiah Barron is a troubling judicial nominee due to his explicit advocacy of judicial activism. He was also the White House legal counsel who approved the extralegal killing of a non-combatant American citizen in Yemen - an unprecedented violation of Constitutional rights to due process and trial.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 8: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: S. 2432 - Bank on Students Emergency Student Loan Refinancing Act Yea

    Key Vote 8: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: S. 2432 - Bank on Students Emergency Student Loan Refinancing Act

    This bill would allow students to refinance their private loans into a lower-interest government loan. To pay for this, the bill also contains the so-called "Buffett Tax", a new alternative minimum tax rate that would greatly increases tax rates for higher-income individuals and small businesses.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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