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.  

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November 21, 2017 Press Release

Walden, Blackburn on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Announcement 

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put forward their plan on Net Neutrality rules.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden statement on passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement on the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1):

November 13, 2017 In The News

To an audience of Klamath Basin irrigators and residents, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., unveiled the Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act — House Resolution 4239 —  Friday morning.

It is water legislation aimed at bringing down the costs of power for local irrigators to prices seen in similar Bureau of Reclamation projects.

November 10, 2017 Press Release

Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R.4329)

Continuing his efforts address the unique power needs of the Klamath Basin, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) introduced legislation aimed at providing affordable power rates for irrigators in Klamath County.

The Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2017 will help bring Klamath Project power costs in-line with rates at Bureau of Reclamation Projects in other areas of the Pacific Northwest.

November 8, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden votes to enhance hydropower in Oregon

Helps pass legislation through House to modernize hydropower production and licensing process

November 2, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden Statement on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement on the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Walden helps pass landmark legislation to pave the way for self-driving cars

Leads bipartisan effort to advance technology that will save lives, create new economic opportunities, and help seniors and Americans with disabilities live more independently

January 26, 2017 Press Release

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Mt. Hood Land Exchange Bill 

Bipartisan Bill would Complete long-delayed Exchange to Conserve Land, Allow Development for Visitors and Recreation Opportunities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Representatives Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., this week introduced legislation to protect and enhance Oregon’s land conservation priorities on Mt. Hood.

September 28, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation supported by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to address the needs of the Pacific Northwest’s harbors, locks, dams, flood prevention programs, and other water resources infrastructure critical to our economy.
September 20, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Walden received this award for his outstanding voting record in the U.S. House on behalf of Oregon’s small businesses.