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Wyden Firsts: Building a Strong Economy that Works for Every American

Ron was the first to organize an undercover “sting” operation from his Office exposing hundreds of trade cheats who were trying to steal American jobs. The investigation led to the passage of the ENFORCE Act that targets trade rip off artists who try to launder sanctioned equipment and merchandise.

Ron wrote, and passed into law, the first-ever federal transportation bonding program. This helped Oregonians and Americans work their way out of the 2008 recession. The program led to more than $180 billion in infrastructure investment in just two years.

Ron wrote the first ever bipartisan legislation in the Senate to legalize hemp, and Congress passed hemp legalization language into law as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hundreds of Oregon farmers now see lucrative markets for their hemp crops, as do farmers across the nation.

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Meet Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden & Jeff Merkley at a health care rallyRon Wyden is a champion for our progressive values -- standing up for consumers and the middle class, fighting for digital privacy and an open internet, protecting our planet and Oregon's special places, and always insisting on human rights and equality for all.

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