Read our 2017 Report Card for Wyden.
Wyden is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wyden has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ron Wyden sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Finance
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Member, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Joint Committee on Taxation
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Wyden was the primary sponsor of 51 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 508: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act
- S. 225: Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act
- S. 817 (114th): A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
- S. 818 (114th): A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.
- S. 139 (114th): Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015
- S. 136 (114th): Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015
- S. 971 (114th): Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Improvement Act of 2015
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Wyden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Taxation (20%) Health (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Energy (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Social Welfare (5%)
Some of Wyden’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3605: Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018
- S.Res. 637: A resolution designating September 2018 as “National Kinship Care Month”.
- S.Res. 626: A resolution designating September 2018 as “National Voting Rights Month”.
- S. 3403: Clean Air Refugee Assistance Act of 2018
- S. 3365: Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Act of 2018
- S. 3364: First-Time Homebuyer Credit Act of 2018
- S. 3360: Broadband Internet for Small Ports Act
|Wyden’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 4909; NDAA 2017, Pub.L. 114-328) is a United States proposed federal bill which specifies the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year 2017. This summary is from Wikipedia.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Feb 1996 to Oct 2018, Wyden missed 92 of 7,097 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills