Rep. Greg Walden’s (R-Hood River) plan to protect Crooked River Ranch from wildfire advanced through the House Natural Resources Committee on a bipartisan vote today. The Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act (H.R. 2075) adjusts the wilderness study areas adjacent to Crooked River Ranch to protect the local community from wildfire.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a plan co-authored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to improve the care Oregon’s veterans receive at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Walden worked with House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman, Dr. Phil Roe, to introduce the VA Medical Scribes Pilot Act of 2017. Walden’s legislation would implement a pilot program for medical scribes at VA facilities, which will help unburden VA doctors and allow them to see more patients.
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today applauded “Brownfields” assistance secured by Grants Pass. Walden said Grants Pass acquiring these funds will allow the city to utilize the Brownfields Program, which has had success in communities across Walden’s district, to clean up and redevelop the old Spalding Mill site.
Continuing his efforts to improve safety on Oregon’s roads, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, helped advance groundbreaking self-driving legislation that will prioritize safety and encourage innovation. Walden says self-driving technology is an innovative solution to reduce traffic fatalities in Oregon, which have increased substantially in recent years.
Continuing his efforts in the battle against opioid addiction in Oregon, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), today called for urgency in the fight against the epidemic across the country. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden led a hearing to examine effective strategies for combatting the crisis in local communities. The hearing entitled, “Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Battles in the States," focused on current challenges in putting an end to opioid abuse, ways the federal government can assist, and efforts on the ground that have begun to make a difference.
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August 3, 2017 Press Release
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July 26, 2017 Press Release
Greg Walden plan to protect Crooked River Ranch from wildfire moves forward
July 24, 2017 Press Release
Walden bill to unburden VA doctors and improve care for Oregon veterans passes House
July 20, 2017 Press Release