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Key Votes

Ron Wyden's Voting Records on Issue: Technology and Communication

Full Name: Ron Wyden
Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 01/30/1996
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 5 Children: Adam, Lilly, William, Ava, Scarlett
Birth Date: 05/03/1949
Birth Place: Wichita, KS
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Jewish

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate
(36 - 58)
Nay
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 27)
Nay
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(63 - 30)
Nay
Dec. 28, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 23)
Nay
Nov. 14, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S Amdt 2372 Prohibits the EPA from Conducting Aerial Surveillance of Agricultural Operations Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Nay
July 9, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 28)
Nay
July 9, 2008 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 66)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 S 2248 FISA Amendments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2008 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 67)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 S Amdt 3910 FISA as Exclusive Means for Conducting Electronic Surveillance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(57 - 41)
Yea
Aug. 3, 2007 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 28)
Nay
Sept. 7, 2006 S Amdt 4909 Media in the Middle East Amendment Bill Tabled - Senate
(51 - 44)
Nay
April 29, 2004 S 150 Internet Access Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2003 S J Res 17 FCC Media Ownership bill Bill Passed - Senate
(55 - 40)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 2)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 8, 1998 S 442 Internet Tax Freedom bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3266 Internet Gambling Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(90 - 10)
Yea
July 22, 1998 S Amdt 3263 Phone Recording Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Yea
Feb. 26, 1998 S Amdt 1646 Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
Feb. 1, 1996 S 652 Telecommunications Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(414 - 16)
Yea
Nov. 22, 1993 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Rejected - House
(213 - 219)
Nay
June 23, 1993 H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(215 - 216)
Yea
May 19, 1993 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(243 - 167)
Yea

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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