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Sen. Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden

Democrat, Oregon
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Office Phone: 202-224-4343
Committees:
Joint Taxation
Intelligence
Budget
Energy and Natural Resources
Finance
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
16.5% of children are in poverty
18.5% of children under 6 are in poverty
6.1% of children are in extreme poverty
12.9% are food insecure
3.6% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Wyden on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored S.470, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act, which would raise the income level at which the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit phases out, increase the value of the credit, index the credit to inflation, and make the credit fully refundable.

  • co-sponsored S.1242, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a period of seven years.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.

  • Wyden on Child Health

  • voted against H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted against H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.783, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provides for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored S.1827, the KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP funding for five years.

  • co-sponsored S.3363, the Maternal CARE Act, which would provide grants to states to reduce infant mortality rates and to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes.

  • Wyden on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.1303, the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in adoption and the foster care system.

  • co-sponsored S.1964, the Child Welfare Oversight and Accountability Act, which would encourage kinship guardianship placements and supports payment rate equity for such placements, improve oversight of state child welfare programs funded under the Social Security Act, and strengthen national data on child fatalities from maltreatment.

  • Wyden on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.329, the MERCY Act, which would restrict the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal custody.

  • co-sponsored S.2423, the REAL Act, which would reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals.

  • Wyden on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • co-sponsored S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban, which would criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

  • co-sponsored S.3211, the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, which would impose stricter record keeping and reporting requirements and eligibility standards on gun sellers.

  • co-sponsored S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, which would prohibit the publication of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms.

  • Wyden on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.


  • Wyden on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.1064, the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act, which would prohibit public identification or stigmatization of children who lack funds to pay for a meal or have outstanding credit.

  • Wyden on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1806, the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would expand and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant and provide grants for funding high-quality preschool.

  • Wyden on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.1814, the Middle STEP Act, which would provide support for the development of middle school career exploration programs linked to career and technical education programs of study.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2542, the IDEA Full Funding Act, which would fully fund part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2572, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencties to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • co-sponsored S.3110, the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to establish a new office to ensure compliance with anti-sex-discrimination laws.

  • co-sponsored S.3307, the Summer Meals and Learning Act, which would provide grants to allow schools with summer lunch programs to keep their libraries open for student use during the summer.

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