Tag Archives: U.S. Rep. Greg Walden

Editorial: Needed progress made on surprise medical billing reform

If you can get past most of the contentious debates about health care, you can find reforms that Democrats and Republicans can agree on. Surprise medical billing is one. Congress has made important bipartisan — yes bipartisan in the middle of the impeachment proceedings — progress on how to reform it. It’s one of the […]
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Bentz resigning from Senate to focus on run for Congress

Local attorney Cliff Bentz will resign from the Oregon Senate effective Jan. 2 to focus on his congressional campaign. He intends to run for the congressional seat held by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River. Walden is retiring. Source: Bentz resigning from Senate to focus on run for Congress | Malheur Enterprise

Oregon National Guard families lose insurance for nearly a month

Several southern Oregon military families have been uninsured for the last month after the National Guard experienced a variety of issues that led to soldiers and their families losing their eligibility. According to the Oregon Army National Guard, about 220 military families were confirmed to have lost their insurance sometime this year. It says some […]
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Frazier | Walden’s successor must place Eastern Oregon ahead of partisan politics

Since 1999, a lot has changed in Oregon: The Ducks became a football powerhouse, thousands of Californians ignored Gov. McCall’s admonition and decided to visit and stay, and tech fully took over timber’s prominence in the state’s economy. For all the good and bad in the last two decades, a few things have remained unchanged, […]
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Editorial: Walden decision tosses curve into state politics

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s announcement this week that he would not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives and would retire in January 2021 threw a curveball into Oregon’s 2020 campaign season (which, like it or not, is underway and has been for some time). It also added a “must-do” item to the list […]
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Editorial: Walden makes the right call to leave Washington

Rep. Greg Walden’s surprise announcement that he will not run for re-election is a good move for him and for the district. Greg Walden wasn’t in danger of losing his seat representing Oregon’s Second Congressional district. There’s little doubt that the 11-term congressman would have handily won re-election if he chose to run for a […]
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‘OPB Politics Now:’ Rep. Greg Walden Calls It Quits, Washington Affirmative Action Debate

Oregon’s only Republican in Congress announced he’s retiring next year. In this episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporters Lauren Dake and Dirk VanderHart break down Greg Walden’s announcement and they talk to Northwest News Network Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the battle in Washington over affirmative action. Source: ‘OPB Politics Now:’ Rep. Greg […]
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Elections Preview | Walden | Child Abuse Hotline | Talking About Race – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon’s lone Republican representative in Congress, Greg Walden, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart joins us to talk about what this announcement means for the second congressional district and the Oregon Republican Party. We talk with the manager of the new statewide child abuse hotline in Oregon, Kristen […]
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Our view | Walden brings sense of methodical purpose to political work

Oregon may not know it yet, but in 2021 it is going to lose a tremendous amount of influence in Washington, D.C. That’s because longtime federal lawmaker Greg Walden will step down that year from his slot in the U.S. House or Representatives. Walden, 62, announced earlier this week that he will not run for […]
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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden to retire in 2021

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden announced Monday that he will retire in January 2021. Politico first reported Walden’s retirement, adding that the veteran lawmaker said he believes he would have won re-election in the 2nd District, which stretches across eastern and central Oregon. Source: U.S. Rep. Greg Walden to retire in 2021 – oregonlive.com