Ron Wyden

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) (C) talks with committee members Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) (L) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) while hearing testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Hur in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 12, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House passes extension of expiring surveillance authorities

Just days ago, lawmakers voted against even allowing a debate on an extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 11: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks with reporters in the Senate subway at the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is scheduled to return Tuesday following an almost six-week break and lawmakers have only a dozen legislative days left to reach a budget compromise and avert a government shutdown. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress sounds alarm on lax dam cybersecurity

Amid concerns of growing cybersecurity risks, the federal office in charge of hydroelectric dam security only has four employees.
Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, speaks during a news conference on the House budget proposals, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2023. (STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Reform bill would overhaul controversial surveillance law 

A measure introduced on Tuesday puts civil libertarians on a collision course with the Biden administration.