Ron Wyden (born 1949) is a senior Democratic United States Senator from Oregon. He previously served as a United States Congressman representing Oregon's 3ed Congressional District from 1980 to 1995. In 1996 he was elected to the Senate and has won every election since then. Wyden is a member of eight senate committees including the Budget Committee, Select Committee on Intelligence, and numerous committees on the environment. Throughout the course of the current Congress, Wyden has voted with a majority of his Democratic colleagues ninety-five percent of the time.