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

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.
August 19, 2016 Press Release
At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new site of the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) highlighted a plan in the U.S. House of Representatives that will help fight poverty in Oregon and across the country.
May 9, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that 13 counties in Oregon’s Second Congressional District will receive job creation assistance in an effort to diversify and strengthen the local economy.
April 3, 2016 In The News
An affable U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, aired frustrations with the Transportation Security Administration while updating locals on legislation regarding the federal agency and its impact on local air service Saturday morning during a stop through Klamath Falls.