If he really gave a rat's ass about it, he wouldn't have waited till he was in a lame duck Senate to propose this.
Ron Wyden isn't going anywhere anytime soon. He is in office until 2016!
This is all about getting some good press for himself and possibly the Dems in general, and bad press for the Reps coming in next month who'll actually have to vote on this bill. "See?!? WE wanted to fix this horrible thing, but those EEEEVVIIILLL Republicans stopped us!!!!!!"
Honest question. Why would Republicans not support this bill?
Be a terrible shame if there were enough Tea Party types (or sympathizers, at least) in the Senate next year to actually approve this bill and make it law....
Last time I checked, tea partiers were all Republicans.