Stories tagged: Ron Wyden
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers celebrate ‘fire borrowing’ fix – though not all voted for the bill
After years of gathering annually at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise to decry “fire borrowing” – the situation in which the Forest Service, each year, shifts millions from …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Murray, Otter in war of words over Idaho’s health insurance move
Washington Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday criticized Idaho’s decision to allow the sale of health insurance plans that don’t comply with Obamacare rules as “illegal Idaho junk plans,” prompting Idaho …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
Oregon senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA
A top Democrat is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
University of Oregon responds to questions on handling of rape allegation
University of Oregon President Michael Schill has defended the university’s handling of a rape allegation against a former basketball player after U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden sent a letter earlier this …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Trump proposes in budget to sell off Bonneville Power assets
The transmission system of the Bonneville Power Administration would be sold off under the proposed federal budget for next year released by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center getting 170-year-old map
The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be the new home of a book of historic pioneer maps thanks to Sen. Ron Wyden.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Western senators push for wildfire funding change
What do baseball bats have to do with wildfire funding? The answer has to do with congressional politics – and why three western senators say they’ve got a shot this …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Western senators push bill to fix how forest firefighting is funded
BOISE – With wildfires raging along with the costs to fight them, a group of Western senators on Wednesday touted a solution for paying firefighting bills. The U.S. Forest Service …
Thu., July 24, 2014
Officials seek new funding channel for fighting wildfires
With nearly 1 million acres burned by wildfires across Washington and Oregon, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is stumping for reforms in how the federal government pays for fighting fires. Strapped …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Idaho senators want wildfire funding to focus on prevention
BOISE – Three Western senators met in fire-ravaged Idaho on Tuesday to announce a push to reform the way the nation funds fire prevention and firefighting. Idaho’s two Republican senators …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013, 2:56 p.m.
Senators say wildfire prevention system needs ‘bold reforms’
Idaho’s two GOP senators joined with Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden today to launch a new bipartisan push to use the fall budget negotiations in Congress to reform the way …