Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

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

May 17, 2018 Press Release

House passes Greg Walden bill to improve care for Oregon veterans

  Legislation will help increase the timeliness of care for veterans

May 3, 2018 In The News

KTVL - Representative Greg Walden talks about accomplishments in veterans programs

Representative Greg Walden spoke at Worksource Rogue Valley Tuesday afternoon about the latest efforts in helping homeless veterans.

He spoke about a program for veterans that was approved for an amount of funding, that has never happened before.

Through Walden's efforts and 75 other members in Congress, they were able to fully fund the Homeless Veterans Reintegration program at 50 million dollars.

March 23, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden secures key priorities for Oregon 

Supports House passage of government funding measure 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement after the House passed a government funding measure that included key priorities for Oregon: 

February 22, 2018 In The News

Local Veteran Presented With Overdue Honors

February 9, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act:

February 5, 2018 In The News

Patrol receives congressional salute

The Vets Ice Cream Patrol, which has been reaching out to veterans for five years, is no longer working in the shadows.

Congressman Greg Walden, R-Hood River, was in La Grande Wednesday, and he honored the patrol by presenting the members with American flags that were flown in from Washington, D.C.

December 29, 2017 Press Release

Year-in-Review: Greg Walden’s top seven legislative wins for Oregon in 2017

December 22, 2017 Press Release

Greg Walden nominates sixteen Oregon students for acceptance to U.S. service academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that he has nominated sixteen Oregon students for acceptance to one of the prestigious United States service academies. Walden’s Service Academy Nomination Board -- retired military officers who interview potential candidates for the service academies -- recommended each student based on their academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and character.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

President signs Greg Walden bill to ensure military access to lifesaving medical treatments

Legislation will streamline approval process for lifesaving treatments for troops on front lines

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