Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden to lead panel on combatting national opioid epidemic

June 19, 2017
Press Release

Greg Walden to lead panel on combatting national opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced that he will lead a panel discussion Wednesday morning on efforts to combat opioid addiction in Oregon and nationwide. The panel discussion, “Addiction in America”, is hosted by The Washington Post and will feature policy makers, researchers, and health care experts to discuss solutions for combatting addiction in America. Walden's panel, “Addiction Crisis: A Nation Responds”, will focus on how the U.S. government and Congress are responding to the opioid epidemic.

“This is a vital conversation to have across the country and especially in Oregon, where more people die from drug overdoses every year than car accidents,” said Walden. “Combatting the opioid epidemic is going to require a team effort from our elected officials, health care experts, and those on the front lines of this fight in our local communities. I look forward to participating in this event and taking our discussion back to Oregon as I continue to work towards putting an end to this crisis in our state.”

As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden is at the forefront of Congress’ response to the national opioid epidemic. Details on the event are included below, and the event will be streamed live to Facebook and online at

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WHAT: The Washington Post Panel Discussion: “Addiction in America”

WHEN: 9:00AM EST (6:00AM PST)

WHERE: Available to stream live online at

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