Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Growing the Economy

As a small business owner in Oregon with my wife for more than two decades, I understand what it takes to sign the front side of a paycheck and work day in and risk everything to grow your business and create jobs. It’s no easy feat.

All too often, small business owners find government red tape standing in the way of growing their business, creating jobs, and providing affordable services in our communities. That’s why I’ve helped lead efforts to reduce harmful regulations that are unnecessary and cost us jobs. In addition, the federal government’s out-of-control debt weakens our economy and burdens our children and grandchildren. That’s why I’m committed to strengthening our economy and solving these problems right here in Oregon.  

More on Growing the Economy

February 5, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden leads hearing on connecting rural America with broadband

Stresses importance of bridging the “digital divide” and improving broadband connectivity in Oregon

January 30, 2018 Op-Eds

CONNECTION TO CONGRESS: Precisely the change Oregon needed out of Washington

Whether it was in meetings with teachers, farmers or foresters, for the last several years the constant refrain centered on too many rules and regulations coming out of Washington, D.C. In short, Washington had gotten too big and cost too much. From how and when to test students in the classroom to unattainable stubble height on the range, people were fed up with the Washington-knows-best attitude.

January 16, 2018 In The News

The Dalles Chronicle: TD pub owner talks taxes with Walden

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., recently visited two businesses in the Gorge to learn more about how they will benefit from a rewrite of federal tax laws.

One of his stops Jan. 5 was at Freebridge Brewing Company, which is located in the historic Mint building in downtown The Dalles. He sipped hot coffee while discussing how tax reforms will help small businesses.

“How’s it going?” asked Walden upon entering the pub and brewery at 710 E. Second Street.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Walden bill to protect Mt. Hood, local drinking water source, signed into law

January 9, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden applauds rural broadband executive orders

December 29, 2017 Press Release

Year-in-Review: Greg Walden’s top seven legislative wins for Oregon in 2017

December 22, 2017 In The News

Mt. Hood land exchange bill heads to Trump’s desk

A long-delayed land swap on Mount Hood that sets out areas for commercial development and protected forest land has cleared Congress.

The bill unanimously passed the Senate on Thursday night, Dec. 21, which means it’s headed to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

December 22, 2017 Press Release

What People in Oregon Are Saying About

 

 

 

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December 21, 2017 Op-Eds

Pro-growth tax reform is on its way to hardworking, middle-class Americans. And it’s about time.

The biggest percentage of tax reductions next year will go to those earning between $20,000 and $50,000 a year. That’s according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. An Eastern Oregon family earning the median income of approximately $50,000 a year will pay about $1,300 less next year. Over the next eight years that’s a savings of $10,400 for that family.

December 21, 2017 In The News

Guest column: Tax reform for Oregon’s middle class

By Rep. Greg Walden

Pro-growth tax reform is on its way to hardworking, middle-class Americans. And it’s about time. 

The biggest percentage of tax reductions next year will go to those earning between $20,000 and $50,000 a year. That’s according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. An Eastern Oregon family earning the median income of approximately $50,000 a year will pay about $1,300 less next year. Over the next eight years that’s a savings of $10,400 for that family.