Tag Archives: U.S. Rep. Greg Walden

Oregon delegation seeks federal disaster declaration for state

Bipartisan letter to White House comes in support of governor’s COVID-19 disaster request. Source: Oregon delegation seeks federal disaster declaration for state

Our view | A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

  A kick in the pants to those fanning the flames of misinformation and alarm regarding the potential pandemic from COVID-19. A tip of the hat to Gov. Kate Brown who announced sweeping actions Thursday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus Thursday. A tip of the hat to Eastern Oregon’s congressional delegation — […]
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Lawmakers push for emergency aid for flood-stricken region

Eastern Oregon’s congressional delegation — Democrat Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Republican Rep. Greg Walden, are pushing the Trump administration for an expedited review of the “presidential major disaster declaration” that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown requested for three Oregon counties and a tribal nation that suffered severe damage from historic flooding in February. […]
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Walden hears from Southern Oregon health officials about coronavirus

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden met with area officials Saturday to discuss the coronavirus, as the rapidly-changing public health crisis contrinued to spread across the West coast after a man in Washington state became the country’s first known victim of the outbreak. Public health officials from Jackson and Josephine counties advocated for stronger lines of communication […]
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Opinion: Looking beyond the opioid epidemic

Rep. Greg Walden writes about efforts to stem the opioid crisis while attacking the growing stimulant crisis – where deaths from methamphetamine in Oregon has surged 400% since 2009 – as well. Source: Opinion: Looking beyond the opioid epidemic – oregonlive.com

Walden cheers Trump’s move to lift water protections 

The Trump administration lifted federal protections Thursday for some of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, completing one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks. Source: Walden cheers Trump’s move to lift water protections – oregonlive.com

Walden announces $1.6 million grant for Port of Morrow

The Port of Morrow will receive a $1,623,000 grant from the federal Department of Transportation for improvements to equipment and infrastructure related to its marine terminals. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, announced the grant Friday. According to a news release, the funding will help extend the port’s barge service. The port was eligible to apply […]
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Rep. Greg Walden On Drug Pricing : NPR

NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with Oregon Rep. Greg Walden about Congress’ failure to pass legislation in 2019 to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans. Source: Rep. Greg Walden On Drug Pricing : NPR

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