Supporting our Military and Veterans

We owe it to the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform – and those who wear it today – to give them the support they need. That’s why I work hard to help cut through red tape at agencies like the VA, and we’ve already helped over 6,000 veterans and their families get answers and results.

I supported landmark reforms to the VA to make sure VA employees are held accountable for their actions, and can be removed or demoted for negligence, misconduct, or poor performance. The House also unanimously passed my plan to make sure veterans can receive more timely access to care at the VA.

To boost military readiness, I supported giving additional resources to our troops so they have the tools they need to carry out their missions safely and effectively. I also voted to give our men and women in uniform the largest pay raise they’ve seen in eight years – they deserve nothing less for all they do to defend our freedoms.

More on Supporting our Military and Veterans

June 25, 2020 Press Release
Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Bend after Bob Maxwell, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient from Bend.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) praised cooperation between the Treasury Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that will make it easier for VA beneficiaries to receive their automatic economic impact payments.
March 24, 2020 Press Release
Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement after President Trump signed legislation supported by Walden to ensure veterans’ do not lose access to their GI Bill benefits amid the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
March 18, 2020 Press Release
Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement after sponsoring a bill, which has passed the Senate, that would protect student veterans’ access to their GI Bill benefits amid the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
February 7, 2020 Press Release
Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement after the House unanimously passed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. Walden co-sponsored the legislation that would enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide service dog training therapy to veterans in need.
January 7, 2020 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that he has nominated thirteen Oregon students for acceptance to one of the prestigious United States service academies. Walden’s Service Academy Nomination Board -- retired and active-duty military officers who interviewed potential candidates for the service academies -- recommended each student based on their academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and character.
November 21, 2019 Op-Eds

We must continue standing up for our nation's veterans

By Greg Walden

 

November 7, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) published an op-ed in the East Oregonian ahead of Veterans Day.
October 11, 2019 Press Release

This week, Representative Greg Walden spent time in Central Oregon meeting with local veterans and community leaders. He also stopped in at local radio stations and the Bend Bulletin to discuss what he is working on in Washington.

October 8, 2019 Press Release
Saturday, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) delivered the keynote speech at the christening of PCU Oregon in Gronton, Connecticut.