Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Growing the Economy

As a small business owner in Oregon with my wife for more than two decades, I understand what it takes to sign the front side of a paycheck and work day in and risk everything to grow your business and create jobs. It’s no easy feat.

All too often, small business owners find government red tape standing in the way of growing their business, creating jobs, and providing affordable services in our communities. That’s why I’ve helped lead efforts to reduce harmful regulations that are unnecessary and cost us jobs. In addition, the federal government’s out-of-control debt weakens our economy and burdens our children and grandchildren. That’s why I’m committed to strengthening our economy and solving these problems right here in Oregon.  

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April 12, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden secures commitment from DOE Secretary to not privatize BPA

Raises concerns over Administration’s proposal, asks Secretary Perry to “leave Bonneville alone” without explicit Congressional authorization

March 23, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden secures key priorities for Oregon 

Supports House passage of government funding measure 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement after the House passed a government funding measure that included key priorities for Oregon: 

March 7, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden examines fast-changing world of retail operations and logistics

March 6, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden leads House passage of broadband growth and FCC modernization agreement

RAY BAUM’S Act, named after La Grande native, reauthorizes FCC for first time in 28 years

March 5, 2018 In The News

Hermiston Herald: Walden visits Ordnance, talks brewing tax cuts

By Jayati Ramakrishnan

Cold beer and conservation of funds — that’s what Congressman Greg Walden hopes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will accomplish for small breweries in Oregon. Walden stopped by Ordnance Brewing Company in Boardman last week to tour the facility and discuss the federal excise tax cut, passed in 2017, which contains a provision that he said will benefit craft brewers.

February 5, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden leads hearing on connecting rural America with broadband

Stresses importance of bridging the “digital divide” and improving broadband connectivity in Oregon

January 30, 2018 Op-Eds

CONNECTION TO CONGRESS: Precisely the change Oregon needed out of Washington

Whether it was in meetings with teachers, farmers or foresters, for the last several years the constant refrain centered on too many rules and regulations coming out of Washington, D.C. In short, Washington had gotten too big and cost too much. From how and when to test students in the classroom to unattainable stubble height on the range, people were fed up with the Washington-knows-best attitude.

January 16, 2018 In The News

The Dalles Chronicle: TD pub owner talks taxes with Walden

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., recently visited two businesses in the Gorge to learn more about how they will benefit from a rewrite of federal tax laws.

One of his stops Jan. 5 was at Freebridge Brewing Company, which is located in the historic Mint building in downtown The Dalles. He sipped hot coffee while discussing how tax reforms will help small businesses.

“How’s it going?” asked Walden upon entering the pub and brewery at 710 E. Second Street.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Walden bill to protect Mt. Hood, local drinking water source, signed into law

January 9, 2018 Press Release

Greg Walden applauds rural broadband executive orders