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Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat and a persistent critic of the NSA program and other warrantless surveillance, said he hopes domestic law enforcement won't get caught in the crossfire. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, warns that Section 702 programs can amount to warrantless “backdoor searches” of Americans’ communications/ (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, said the National Security Agency "has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, said the National Security Agency "has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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FILE - In this March 5, 2014, file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The CIA does not give up its secrets easily. Under pressure from a Senate committee to declassify parts of a congressional report on harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, the CIA is shadowed by its reluctance to open up about its operations and its past. The CIA officials who decide which secrets can be revealed have wrestled with Congress, archivists, journalists, former CIA employees and even a former CIA director. Wyden said he worries the CIA is playing "stall ball," deliberately drawing out the declassification process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an 11th hour reprieve from a cut in their government fees. Monday’s Senate vote would send legislation to repair Medicare’s flawed payment formula for a year to President Barack Obama for his signature. It comes just hours before a midnight deadline Wyden promises to keep pressing ahead with a long-term solution, proposing to use savings from the troop drawdown in Afghanistan to pay the cost. Republicans and most budget experts say such savings are phony and are demanding at least some of the money to come from cuts to Obama’s Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an 11th hour reprieve from a cut in their government fees. Monday’s Senate vote would send legislation to repair Medicare’s flawed payment formula for a year to President Barack Obama for his signature. It comes just hours before a midnight deadline Wyden promises to keep pressing ahead with a long-term solution, proposing to use savings from the troop drawdown in Afghanistan to pay the cost. Republicans and most budget experts say such savings are phony and are demanding at least some of the money to come from cuts to Obama’s Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, said the National Security Agency "has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., center, tours the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Documents obtained by the Associated Press show that there are “significant construction flaws” in some newer, double-walled storage tanks at the nuclear waste complex. In a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, Wyden called for better management of Hanford by the Dept. of Energy. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Jamie Francis, file)

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FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says he would make revamping the federal income tax system a top priority. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says he would make revamping the federal income tax system a top priority. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a majority of Medicare beneficiaries dealing with two or more chronic conditions, a group of lawmakers from both political parties Wednesday proposed a new approach. One of the main sponsors is Wyden, expected to take over leadership of the Finance Committee, which oversees Medicare. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)