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Ron Wyden

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  • Ron Wyden, a stalwart defender of an open Internet

    PORTLAND, Ore. It can be hard to argue with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who has been at the forefront of the biggest tech-policy issues in recent years. Before "net neutrality" became the tech cause du jour, the Portland lawyer was pushing...
  • Lawmakers to re-examine tough inversion issue

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania's Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in...
  • Top U.S. lawmaker urges Hospira not to flee tax system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes. Citing recent reports that Hospira plans to buy the medical...
  • Chiquita CEO says Ireland move not fueled by tax bill

    Chiquita Brands International's decision to merge with an Irish fruit company and base its headquarters in Dublin wasn't fueled by tax savings, CEO Ed Lonergan said Thursday, defending the company against a wave of political opposition that's arisen to...
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief's ouster

    WASHINGTON An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency's detention and interrogation...
  • After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

    WASHINGTON The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate's classified report on the agency's harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the...
  • Key Senate Democrat urges action to limit tax inversion 'virus'

    Key Senate Democrat urges action to limit tax inversion 'virus'
    A key Democratic senator on Tuesday decried the recent wave of American companies restructuring abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, describing it as a virus infecting the economy and urging legislation to halt it. But despite the call from Senate Finance...
  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess
    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • Toomey drops proposal to shift funding for pedestrian projects

    — Funding for bike trails and popular pedestrian projects remains in the highway spending bill moving through the U.S. Senate after Sen. Pat Toomey dropped a proposal to shift those dollars to road and bridge projects. A conservation group that...
  • Inversion loophole puts U.S. tax policy in a jackpot

    A merger between America's top slot-machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide — and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies...