He will soon be the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
His legislation to get more revenue to 18 O & C counties by increasing logging was the focus of his last energy hearing.
The Wyden bill is trying to strike a balance between Oregon's priorities with the federal government managing these area's federal lands.
"By doubling the harvest of the last decade, these communities can save jobs and create more. By assuring future harvests we can give employers confidence to grow their businesses and provide more good paying jobs."
Wyden's plan increases logging to sustainable levels to boost revenues to these struggligng rural counties.