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

December 17, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement after the House passed government funding legislation through the end of the fiscal year.
December 17, 2019 Press Release

Representative Greg Walden released a statement following yesterday's House passage of two bills Walden co-sponsored that would help improve and expand access to rural broadband in Oregon.

December 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they approved funding for multiple Oregon water projects.
December 10, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi announced an agreement had been reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
December 5, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) discussed the need to further expand rural broadband in Oregon at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing.
December 3, 2019 Press Release

Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for awarding $6 million to help expand rural broadband in Grant and Wheeler counties. The money comes from USDA’s ReConnect Pilot program, which Walden helped secure in government funding legislation last March, and is a continued part of Walden’s longstanding efforts to expand rural broadband in Oregon.

November 21, 2019 Press Release
Yesterday, during an Energy and Commerce Full Committee markup, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River), the Republican Leader of the committee, led efforts to advance legislation that would ensure nuclear waste stored at Hanford can be cleaned up and stored off-site in a permanent location.
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).