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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Wyden for more statistics.

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 (24%) Taxation (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Health (15%) Energy (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wyden’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Feb 1996 to Sep 2016, Wyden missed 89 of 6,521 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: