A Conversation with Senator Ron Wyden on Principled Bipartisanship Today

On March 20th, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined ACCF members and representatives from the business community for a conversation on “Principled Bipartisanship Today.”

As the 11th most senior member in the U.S. Senate, Wyden serves on the Committees on Finance, Budget, Intelligence, and Energy and Natural Resources. He is ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and the ranking Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, with jurisdiction over a wide range of issues of great importance to the American economy.

Wyden believes the nation’s biggest challenges can only be solved by what he calls “principled bipartisanship,” solutions that allow all parties to stay true to their respective principles and celebrate agreements. Following that approach has helped him author more than 150 bipartisan bills and assemble unprecedented bipartisan coalitions on issues such as health care, infrastructure and tax reform. When principles are at stake, however, Wyden has never shied from standing alone, even when it means taking on powerful interest groups or his own party.