Read our 2020 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 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 from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 6, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Ron Wyden sits on the following committees:
Wyden was the primary sponsor of 58 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3786: A bill to suspend normal trade relations treatment for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, and for other purposes.
- S. 4621 (116th): 2020 Disasters Tax Relief Act
- S. 205 (116th): Right Rebate Act of 2019
- S. 86 (116th): Oregon Wildlands Act
- S. 82 (116th): Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act
- S. 81 (116th): Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act
- S. 508 (115th): Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act
Does 58 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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:
Taxation (27%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Energy (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Wyden recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 5003: Klamath Power and Facilities Agreement Support Act
- S.Res. 791: A resolution designating September 2022 as “National Voting Rights Month”.
- S. 4860: Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act
- S. 4878: Secure Rural and Tribal Lands Act
- S. 4837: A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to …
- S. 4808: EARN Act
- S. 4768: Taxing Big Oil Profiteers Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Feb 1996 to Dec 2022, Wyden missed 112 of 8,756 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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