Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released a statement applauding President Trump after he signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law. The bill includes a provision coauthored by Walden, which would ensure that veterans in rural Oregon no longer face backlogs and needless delays when seeking to buy a home using the benefits they earned through their service.

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Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport to receive $5.7 million in federal grant money for taxiway improvements

Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport to receive $5.7 million in federal grant money for taxiway improvements

Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden, today announced more than $16.2 million in grant funding for taxiway improvements at airports in Oregon - including $5.7 million for the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport.

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Greg Walden reacts to NBC News report on migrant children

Greg Walden reacts to NBC News report on migrant children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement following new reports that last year, 37 migrant children, ages 5 to 12, were left in vans overnight as they waited to be reunited with families at Port Isabel Detention Center, Texas.

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Walden to hold a town halls at Lost River HS and Lake County Courthouse

Walden to hold a town halls at Lost River HS and Lake County Courthouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Continuing a series of town hall meetings across Oregon’s Second District, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today he will hold town halls in Lake and Klamath counties next week. Details on the meetings are included below.  

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Walden introduces bill to improve forest management, reduce wildfire risk in Oregon

Walden introduces bill to improve forest management, reduce wildfire risk in Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Oregon faces a rapidly approaching wildfire season, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today introduced legislation to improve forest management and reduce the risk of catastrophic fires in the state. Walden, joined by a group of 18 lawmakers, authored the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, which would make significant reforms to forest management policy across Oregon’s federal lands.

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Greg Walden slams Democrat plan to allow government takeover of the internet [VIDEO]

Greg Walden slams Democrat plan to allow government takeover of the internet [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is continuing to call for net neutrality solutions that preserve a free and open internet for consumers without allowing a federal government takeover of the internet, as Congressional Democrats are proposing. Speaking in opposition to a Democrat plan to give the federal government near unlimited authority to regulate, tax, and control the internet, Walden said that the bill was a missed opportunity to bring real, bipartisan net neutrality protections to consumers.

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Greg Walden: Americans deserve answers on Green New Deal [VIDEO]

Greg Walden: Americans deserve answers on Green New Deal [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today called for hearings on the Green New Deal. Joined by 10 House Republican Committee Leaders, Walden said in a letter sent to Speaker Pelosi today that, “the Green New Deal would hurt Americans struggling to make ends meet -- the very people it purports to help. Worst of all, it could permanently put the American Dream out of reach for millions of Americans.”

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Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

For years, I’ve heard from ranchers across our district who watched as wolf populations continue to grow, harassing and killing their livestock. This truly threatens their livelihoods. Today’s announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is welcome news for Oregonians and people across the West who have been waiting for action to delist the gray wolf, after the…

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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Has Died Following a Lengthy Battle with Cancer

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Has Died Following a Lengthy Battle with Cancer

On Tuesday, February 26, at approximately 9:00pm, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s courageous battle with cancer came to a close. Dennis passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends.

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Oregon Bi-Partisan Leaders Push for Changes to Essential Air Service

Oregon Bi-Partisan Leaders Push for Changes to Essential Air Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2), are pushing the Comptroller General of the United States to consider the negative impact of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 on Klamath Falls and other rural airports in an upcoming study on reforms to the Essential Air Service program.

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Walden Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Training for Palliative Care Professionals

Walden Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Training for Palliative Care Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River), along with a group of bipartisan lawmakers, today introduced legislation that aims to strengthen workforce training for palliative care professionals. “This is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart, and I’m proud to be reintroducing this bill in the new Congress,” said Walden. 

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Greg Walden Fields Questions in Klamath Falls Town Hall [VIDEO]

Greg Walden Fields Questions in Klamath Falls Town Hall [VIDEO]

Around 150 people braved the weather to attend a town hall by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). A long list hoped to ask Walden a question during last Fridays town hall meeting at Oregon Tech.  

“We hear from a lot of people in a lot of different ways,” says Walden. “We have responded to more than 168,000 emails, letters, phone calls just in the last 2 years. Of which Klamath County has accounted for 9,610. There are so many ways we hear from people, like town halls like this.”

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Walden Votes 'No' on Democrat Funding Bill, 'Yes' to Re-Opening Several Agencies

Walden Votes 'No' on Democrat Funding Bill, 'Yes' to Re-Opening Several Agencies

Washington D.C. - Consistent with his voting record on border security measures, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today voted against a Democratic short-term funding bill that lacked adequate resources to secure America’s borders and address illegal immigration.

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Walden to Hold Town Hall in Klamath County, January 18th [VIDEO]

Walden to Hold Town Hall in Klamath County, January 18th [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced he will hold 16 town halls in January, with meetings in Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Harney, Malheur, Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Hood River, and Wasco counties. Full details on the town hall meetings are included below.

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Walden Nominates Four Klamath County Students Along with Six Others for Acceptance to US Service Academies

Walden Nominates Four Klamath County Students Along with Six Others for Acceptance to US Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced that he has nominated ten Oregon students for acceptance to the prestigious United States service academies. Walden’s Service Academy Nomination Board -- retired and active-duty military officers who interview potential candidates for the service academies -- recommended each student based on their academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and character.

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Walden Highlights Key Legislative Accomplishments for Oregon During the 115th Congress [VIDEO]

Walden Highlights Key Legislative Accomplishments for Oregon During the 115th Congress [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) issued a video statement highlighting key legislative accomplishments for Oregon during the 115th Congress. Walden outlined his priorities for the upcoming session of Congress that will begin on January 3, 2019.

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Walden Holds Hearing on Boosting Hospital Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors [VIDEO]

Walden Holds Hearing on Boosting Hospital Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is examining how to boost resources available to sexual assault survivors in America’s hospitals. During a hearing yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden focused on the availability of nurses and medical professionals trained to conduct rape kits and the challenges hospitals face in providing access to rape kits for survivors.

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Walden Applauds 2018 Farm Bill, Calls for Greater Action on Forest Management Reform [VIDEO]

Walden Applauds 2018 Farm Bill, Calls for Greater Action on Forest Management Reform [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden today applauded H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), but said that more work remains to improve forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Oregon. Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Walden said that while he intends to vote in support of the 2018 Farm Bill, he is disappointed that the legislation did not include the sweeping improvements to federal forest policy that he helped secure in the House-passed version of the bill.

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