Ron Wyden is a Democratic U.S. Senator from Oregon. He is ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and sits on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a number of other committees.
His relentless defiance of the national security community’s abuse of secrecy forced the declassification of the CIA Inspector General’s 9/11 report, shut down the controversial Total Information Awareness program and put a spotlight on both the Bush and Obama Administration’s reliance on secret law. Wyden has led the congressional fight against unnecessary and invasive government surveillance programs.
Wyden holds a Bachelors degree with distinction from Stanford University and earned his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law