May 15,2014

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Wyden Statement Regarding Floor Action on the EXPIRE Act

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement regarding today's floor action on the EXPIRE Act.

“Today the Senate voted to punish innovators, punish small businesses, punish homeowners who are underwater with their mortgages, punish returning veterans looking for jobs, and punish students already struggling to pay for college tuition. 

Despite today’s actions, the EXPIRE Act continues to be critical and timely legislation that we have to get done. And as I have said before, I continue to be open to narrowly related amendments similar to those added in Committee that strengthen the bill.

In terms of next steps, I am pushing ahead today -- working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle -- to find a path forward.”