Sen. Ron Wyden

Senator from Oregon, Democrat

Wyden, a Democrat, has been a senator from Oregon since Jan 1, 1996 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district (1981-1996).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Wyden has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wyden is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Ron Wyden sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wyden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Taxation (15%) Health (14%) Energy (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Social Welfare (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wyden’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Feb 1996 to May 2016, Wyden missed 88 of 6,453 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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