2182 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. Walden, 56, is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845.
He and his wife Mylene celebrated 30 years of marriage in August 2012, and make their home in Hood River where they’ve been small business owners since 1986. Their son, Anthony graduated from Hood River Valley High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University. His parents are graduates of the University of Oregon.
Walden and his wife spent more than two decades as radio station owners in the Gorge. He’s also a licensed amateur radio operator (W7EQI). He puts that small business and technology experience to work as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In this role, he has worked to pass legislation to grow American jobs by expanding access to wireless broadband, spur new U.S. technology and innovation, and protect the Internet from government control.
His work in support of Oregon’s rural farm and ranch economy has earned him local and national recognition. He’s helped write and pass bipartisan legislation to expedite treatment of fire-prone forests, and continues to work across the aisle to find natural resource solutions.
Walden’s experience as a former member of the Hood River Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and as a former member of the Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation Board have helped in his work to improve access to affordable health care, especially in rural communities. His successful efforts have earned him national and local awards.
In November 2012, Walden’s House Republican colleagues unanimously elected him to serve as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
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As fire season nears, House OKs forest bill for 4th year, with Greg Walden's backing; Wyden intros Senate measure https://t.co/JghuNlFQo3
The Dalles VA clinic will soon be named after local Medal of Honor hero, Sergeant First Class Loren R. Kaufman https://t.co/KYKuPj11mP
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As Oregon prepares for another fire season, the U.S. House has passed, for the fourth time in four years, much needed legislation to fix the
Today is National Missing Children’s Day. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 51 reported missing
For over a year, the House Oversight Committee has investigated the failure of Cover Oregon, including reviewing over 170,000 pages of emails
Really?! Vets have died waiting for care at the VA. He should apologize.
Traumatic injury is the number one cause of death among children in the U.S., and higher rates of trauma are found in rural areas where it can