Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden elected as top Republican on Energy and Commerce Committee

November 30, 2018
Press Release

Greg Walden elected as top Republican on Energy and Commerce Committee 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House Republican Steering Committee has elected Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to serve as the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the upcoming session of Congress. Walden today released the following statement:

“I thank my colleagues and am honored to have earned their support to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the next session of Congress. The Energy and Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over many of the issues we face in Oregon and across the West. Under my leadership, the Energy and Commerce Committee has worked in an overwhelmingly bipartisan manner to advance key legislation for our district.

"We’ve made historic strides in the fight against the opioid crisis, which takes the lives of more Oregonians than traffic accidents. We’ve modernized the Food and Drug Administration, to help patients in Oregon get access to the best cures and treatments available.  Legislation we advanced to bridge the digital divide will help bring high-speed Internet to our district so rural communities can tap into the 21st Century economy. And we’ve passed into law measures that will help Oregon boost hydropower production, put old industrial sites back into active use through the EPA’s Brownfields Program, and ensure people across our state have safe water to drink by upgrading our drinking water infrastructure. There is much more work to be done, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee to ensure that bipartisan success continues for Oregonians.”

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