Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon


June 25, 2018 Op-Eds

Guest column: Striking back against the opioid crisis


June 23, 2018

May 15, 2018 Op-Eds

A safe place for Hanford’s waste

May 11, 2018

By Greg Walden (R-Hood River)

February 28, 2018 Op-Eds

CONNECTION TO CONGRESS: Combating the opioid crisis

Rep. Greg Walden

December 21, 2017 Op-Eds

Pro-growth tax reform is on its way to hardworking, middle-class Americans. And it’s about time.

September 27, 2017 Op-Eds

Another fire season, and another summer in Central Oregon choked with smoke, and homes threatened by wildfires on federal land. A similar situation has played out across our great state this summer. Dense fuel loads from a lack of management leave a tinderbox in our forests waiting to ignite, which happened yet again this year and filled Central Oregon’s air with smoke.

September 10, 2017 Op-Eds

Driving along Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge, it's hard not to notice the ongoing construction and cooling towers on the riverside property as you enter the west side of The Dalles. The cooling towers belong to Google's growing data center facilities built in part on former industrial lands at the Port of The Dalles.

September 7, 2017 Op-Eds

The President’s nomination of Ryan Bounds to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is welcome news for rural Oregon. Born and raised in Hermiston, Ryan has never lost touch with his roots and understands well the way of life in our communities. He knows firsthand the dominant role federal decisions can make in our region where a majority of land is managed by the federal government.

August 13, 2017 Op-Eds

Veterans in Oregon and across the country deserve quality care in a timely manner when they go to the VA. Unfortunately, long wait times at many facilities have resulted in delayed access to essential health services, especially in rural and underserved areas in Oregon. We can and must solve this problem, and I’ve sponsored legislation to help.