Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

ON HOUSE FLOOR, WALDEN TO HIGHLIGHT IMPACT OF LOSING 'COUNTY PAYMENTS' FUNDING

January 18, 2007
Press Release


Congressman will outline how each of the 18 counties receiving funding in Oregon's Second Congressional District would be affected

January 18, 2007 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will deliver a series of 18 speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives to explain the dire consequences facing counties in Oregon’s Second Congressional District should funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Community-Self Determination Act not be renewed. The Act expired in September 2006, and without prompt reauthorization and funding, approximately 4,400 school districts in 615 counties in 39 states will have essential federal funding severed.
 
Walden and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced H.R. 17 on Jan. 4, the first day of the 110th Congress, a bill which would reauthorize the Act for seven years. The funding represents a century-old commitment from the federal government to people who live near national forests.
 
The schedule for the speeches is below:
 
County
Impact
Date
Jackson
$24.3 million
Thurs, Jan 18
Klamath
$19.7 million
Fri, Jan 19
Josephine
$16.9 million
Mon, Jan 22
Grant
$10.2 million
Tue, Jan 23
Lake
$5.6 million
Wed, Jan 24
Deschutes
$4.7 million
Mon, Jan 29
Harney
$4.1 million
Tue, Jan 30
Crook
$3.6 million
Wed, Jan 31
Wasco
$2.9 million
Mon, Feb 5
Hood River
$2.9 million
Tues, Feb 6
Wallowa
$1.4 million
Wed, Feb 7
Baker
$1.2 million
Thurs, Feb 8
Wheeler
$1.1 million
Fri, Feb 9
Union
$1 million
Mon, Feb 12
Umatilla
$1 million
Tues, Feb 13
Jefferson
$840,000
Wed, Feb 14
Morrow
$370,000
Thurs, Feb 15
Malheur
$9,500
Fri, Feb 18
 
Congressman Walden represents 20 counties in central, southern and eastern Oregon. He is a Deputy Whip in the House Leadership Structure and a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 
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