November 20, 2007
Press Release

November 20, 2007 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -
MADRAS – Noon – 1:30 pm: Walden will attend a ceremonial signing of the new Jefferson County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Protocol. The protocol represents a countywide agreement between 25 local agencies to collaboratively address and respond to the use, abuse, and illegal manufacturing and selling of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Prevention Task Force has spent over a year working on the document. This will be Walden’s third official visit to Jefferson County this year. Location: Madras High School Choir Room, 390 SE 10th Street, Madras
BEND – 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Walden will meet with the Tumalo Irrigation District (TID) Board of Directors to discuss the Tumalo Water Conservation Project Act (H.R. 496) and the introduction of steelhead into the Deschutes River. On October 24, the House Subcommittee on Water and Power held a legislative hearing on the bill, which Walden authored and would allow TID to begin the project this spring. Location: 64697 Cook Avenue, Bend
BEND – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Walden will sit down with the the Central Oregon Health Care Collaborative (CHOC) to receive an update on local needs and the impact of their efforts and how they relate to the federal level. This will be Walden’s 14th official visit to Deschutes County this year. Location: St. Charles Medical Center (Upstairs board room), 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend
Walden has completed 320 round trips between Oregon and Washington, D.C. since taking office.
Congressman Greg Walden represents the Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which is comprised of 20 counties in eastern, southern, and central Oregon. He is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and a member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.