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

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.

February 15, 2019 In The News

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and a colleague are sharply critical of the Democrats' Green New Deal but say they still want to seek bipartisan solutions to climate change.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden calls for bipartisan work on climate change solutions

February 14, 2019 Press Release

Walden: Republicans Have Better Solutions to Climate Change

February 8, 2019 In The News

Eastern Oregon Telecom President Joseph Franell jumped into the fray of Congress’ net neutrality debate Thursday.

Franell traveled from Hermiston to Washington, D.C., to testify in front of lawmakers from the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee by invitation of Rep. Greg Walden, the committee’s top-ranking Republican. Walden has introduced legislation that would prohibit internet service providers from practices, such as blocking or throttling traffic to lawful websites and requiring sites to pay for prioritization.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

Greg Walden calls for permanent legislative solution to net neutrality

Invites eastern Oregon internet service provider to testify during Energy and Commerce Committee hearing

February 7, 2019 In The News

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., called for realistic solutions to address climate change during a hearing Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“Republicans are focused on solutions that prioritize adaptation, innovation, and conservation,” said Walden. “Just as America led the world in energy development that has reduced carbon emissions, we want America’s innovators to develop the next technologies that will improve the environment and create jobs here at home.”

December 12, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden applauds 2018 Farm Bill, calls for greater action on forest management reform