48 Total Quotes

Ron Wyden Quotes

Many health care providers, particularly physicians in rural and urban areas, are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician #Government

I'll tell you, gentlemen, it's this kind of case that makes many of us in Congress skeptical that it's actually a new day,
Ron Wyden
#Congress

This corporation resorted to a variety of legal, regulatory and accounting contortions to keep investors and the public in the dark, ... It is now high time for the Congress to flip on the light and get to the bottom of this situation.
Ron Wyden
#Accounting

[Do businesses] want one standard to govern the privacy rules in this country or do they want 50? ... If they want some measure of preemption, they have got to support a bill with some meaningful privacy protection.
Ron Wyden
#Country

I think we have to ask this administration, and the President specifically, about using their political capital now to stand up for the American consumer who is getting clobbered by these gasoline and oil prices.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician

I asked whether it was constitutional for Congress to intervene in an end-of-life case with a specific remedy,
Ron Wyden
#Congress

Today's modest action starts the long march to start to reform the tax breaks as they relate to the oil industry, and limits these incentives to the smaller oil companies that actually need the help the most,
Ron Wyden
#Action

Oregon's fishing industry is a critical part of our state's economy, and it will benefit in many ways from this Federal support approved today, ... The dollars included in this bill will also go toward improving Oregon's tsunami readiness, while also giving a boost to our state's cutting-edge oceanic research for the benefit of Oregon and the nation as a whole.
Ron Wyden
#Economy

It strikes me you're trying to have it both ways, ... I find it troubling, in terms of credibility.
Ron Wyden
#Credibility

I think it just looks absurd for us constantly to shovel out tax breaks when executives go on television and say they aren't needed, ... They don't need tax incentives.
Ron Wyden
#Television

In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that infectious diseases cannot cross borders. By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs, we not only help improve health in those nations, we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician

My sense is that, when you look at what people such as former Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have said over the years, you don't go with a story unless you have two independent sources to confirm it.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician #People

It's time to look beyond the budget ax to assure access to health care for all. It's time to look for bipartisan solutions to the problems we can tackle today, and to work together for tomorrow - building a health care system that works for all Americans.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician #Health

There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome. It seems the administration so often clearly believes that no matter what the evidence was at any particular time, essentially everything led to Saddam Hussein.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician

Every single day, the flood of pornographic and sleazy spam grows.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician

I hope events unfold as he suggests, but I'm not yet there. I heard the president, for example, say that some Sunnis were in support of this,
Ron Wyden
#Events

They just have great cards. They've got all three branches of government. They've got the bully pulpit.
Ron Wyden
#Government

We're looking for the right vehicle to get this important provision into law and get some cost containment into the Medicare benefit.
Ron Wyden
#Law

I'm telling you, the votes are there in the Unites States Senate, ... This is not a question of whether it is going to happen, but when it's going to happen.
Ron Wyden
#Senate

My intention to vote for Judge Roberts tomorrow should in no way be construed as a weather vane for how I might vote on the next nominee, ... In the past I have not hesitated to vote against several of the president's nominees to the Courts of Appeal when they carried the ideological and activist baggage that I believe would be disruptive to our society.
Ron Wyden
#Intention

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist who would place ideological purity or a particular agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
Ron Wyden
#American Politician #Purity

They got the right people involved to stop the activity.
Ron Wyden
#People

There have been indications for some months now that taxpayer interests aren't protected. I'm glad the Defense Department is finally coming to ask some tough questions. They should have been raising these issues many months ago.
Ron Wyden
#Defense

[But her declarations weren't strong enough to convince some senators.] Gale Norton is no James Watt, but that distinction alone is not enough to justify this nomination, ... I will vote 'no.'
Ron Wyden
#Senators

until we get all the facts on the table.
Ron Wyden
#Facts

And the single hardest thing, ... is to get people beyond those points.
Ron Wyden
#People