Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Speaking Up for Our Rural Communities

Our rural communities face high levels of poverty, unemployment, and lack of basic services, and too often burdensome red tape stands in the way of growing good jobs in our part of the state. That’s why I’ve strongly supported efforts to support our forested communities and push back against overregulation from the federal government.

I worked hard to secure two years of full Secure Rural Schools funding to help provide resources for essential local services like schools, roads, and law enforcement in Oregon that have suffered from a lack of timber receipts.  I’ve heard from local officials across Oregon about the importance of this program for their communities, and will continue to work to boost timber sales to provide for these services in the long term.

I’ve also supported historic rollbacks of burdensome rules and regulations like the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), which gave the federal government unnecessary overreach into our everyday lives.

More on Speaking Up for Our Rural Communities

November 6, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that the City of Medford will receive $15.5 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT) through their Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.
September 25, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement following the United States and Japan’s announcement that they have a reached a partial trade deal.
September 12, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for repealing the Obama-era rules concerning “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
September 5, 2019 Press Release
Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission authorized $67.7 million for rural broadband in Oregon over the next 10 years for rural broadband.
May 30, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden calls for swift passage of bill to support rural broadband and power users

Cosponsors legislation that allows Oregon electric cooperatives to rebuild energy infrastructure after disasters and expand access broadband

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden: We need to do more to connect rural Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  Continuing his efforts to improve broadband expansion across America, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) said there is much more that needs to be done to connect rural Oregon.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden slams Democrat plan to allow government takeover of the internet

Calls for real, bipartisan net neutrality solutions that protect consumers without excessive government regulation

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden: Americans deserve answers on Green New Deal

Calls for hearings on Democrat proposal to address climate change through taxation and regulation

February 28, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden receives national award for protection of Bonneville Power Administration, promotion of hydropower production

Scott Corwin (left), Executive Director of the Public Power Council in Oregon, presents Representative Greg Walden with American Public Power Association’s Public Service Award

February 20, 2019 Op-Eds

A path forward on climate change

By Greg Walden


In the coming months, Congress will take up the issue of climate change and how best to adapt America’s policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Let me be clear: climate change is real.