Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Supporting our Military and Veterans

Helping our veterans and troops get the care and benefits they’ve earned
We owe it to the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform 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 5,000 veterans and their families. If you or a loved one is having a problem with the VA or any other federal agency, you can call my office toll free from the 541 area code at 800-533-3303. I have two veterans on staff, and we will do everything we can to get results for you.

Improving access to care for rural veterans
Especially for those vets in rural areas where a VA facility may not be nearby, I’ve worked hard on legislation, like the Veterans Choice program, to allow veterans to get the quality care they need outside the VA in the communities where they live.

Making the VA work for veterans
Every federal dollar allocated to the VA should go towards ensuring our veterans receive the best care possible. That’s why I have long supported legislation, like the VA Accountability Act, that will help streamline the claims backlog, and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse at the agency.

Raising pay for our active duty military
When the men and women of our armed forces put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, we must compensate them fairly. I have long worked to boost pay checks for our troops and support the construction of military hospitals, health facilities, and housing. 

More on Supporting our Military and Veterans

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Senate approves Greg Walden bill to ensure military access to lifesaving medical treatments

Action comes following unanimous approval of Walden bill in House of Representatives

October 16, 2017 Press Release

In Case You Missed It: Greg Walden invites Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman to southern Oregon to meet local veterans, tour SORCC in White City

Lawmakers to take input from area veterans, VA officials back to Washington, D.C.

August 3, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden takes action to reduce wait times for Oregon veterans

Walden’s Doctors for Veterans Act will help Oregon VA facilities recruit medical providers for veterans in rural and underserved areas

July 5, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden applauds new law to increase accountability, expand whistleblower protections at the VA

June 5, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden applauds action to upgrade VA health records system

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement on Secretary Shulkin's announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action to upgrade its electronic health records system:

May 31, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden supports plans to increase access to quality, timely care for Oregon veterans

Applauds passage of seven bills in the House aimed at reducing the VA appeals backlog, improving mental health care, and combating opioid addiction for veterans

October 21, 2016 In The News
Rep. Greg Walden’s visit to the Hermiston VFW on Thursday stayed focused on veterans’ issues despite an ongoing presidential campaign that has left little room for political discourse on anything else.
September 29, 2016 Press Release
Continuing his strong efforts to support Oregon’s veterans, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) supported several plans passed by Congress this week to boost funding for the Veterans Administration and expedite care so our veterans can get the help they need and deserve.
September 14, 2016 Press Release
Days after meeting with local veterans in Medford, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that the House of Representatives has passed bipartisan legislation to bring accountability and reform to the Veterans Administration (VA).
August 15, 2016 In The News
Some special packages are being prepared in Medford and will be sent to troops stationed in Afghanistan. Representative Greg Walden made a stop at Wild River in Medford Wednesday to help put together some of those care packages. He assisted Team Overland, a support group for veterans.