Ronald Wyden Biography

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Senator Ronald Lee Wyden is one of the two current U.S. Senators representing the state of Oregon. With a background in law as well as sociology, Senator Wyden has reached a high ranking position in the U.S. government. Belonging to the democratic party, Wyden puts forth a large part of his time pushing for the democratic vote. His experience ranges from leading the Oregon chapter of an elder rights organization, to being a loud-speaking member of the U.S. senate. This experience combined with his own personal experience based in his early life as well as recent years give him the perspectives he uses to maintain his positions on pressing issues such as the Iran Nuclear Deal, and the current immigration policies being developed. Biography Senator Ronald Lee Wyden was born on May 3, 1949 in Wichita Kansas. Both of his parents were jewish immigrants who fled Nazi Germany. Growing up in Palo Alto California, Wyden played high school basketball and ended up attending University of California, Santa Barbara with a basketball scholarship. After transferring to…show more content…
He is suspicious of what he calls “the duplicitous and untrustworthy Iranian regime.” A blatant statement pointing out the past transgressions against the U.S. and its allies as well as it’s affiliation with terrorist organizations around the world. One of the main points arguing against the deal is the possibility that the tens of billions of dollars Iran would gain by lifting the economic sanctions would likely be used to fund Iran’s terrorist affiliates. Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Taliban are just a few examples of groups largely funded by Iran, the largest supporter of state sponsored terrorism in the world. In addition, the deal only calls to freeze Iranian nuclear activity, as opposed to destroying or dismantling its equipment. This gives Iran the opportunity to immediately resume it’s nuclear activity after the fifteen year timeline comes
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