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.
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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.
Saturday, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will attend the christening of the U.S.S. Oregon in Groton, Connecticut. The U.S.S. Oregon is a Virginia-class Submarine built by General Dynamics Electric Boat and is the first U.S. Navy Submarine to be named after the state.
Walden will be the keynote speaker at the christening. The vessel will be christened with water from Crater Lake and wine from Oregon.
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, Congressman Greg Walden sat down with World War II veteran Dewey Thomas, a long-time resident of Wasco currently living in The Dalles.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend Armed Forces Day,” Walden said as he greeted the 104-year-old veteran at his home at The Springs at Mill Creek.
Greg Walden statement on Bob Maxwell
Greg Walden presents Bob Maxwell with American flag flown over U.S. Capitol to honor Maxwell’s 97th birthday in 2017 in Bend.