Greg (Greg) P. Walden (R-USH02)
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Room 2185 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3702

Residence: Hood River, OR
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Mylene Ann Simons   DOB: 1/10/1957
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
Co-ChairCongressional Healthy Forest Caucus
Co-ChairRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Drug Policy
Co-ChairNorthwest Energy Caucus
Co-ChairSOS Group
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity
FC MemberPotato Caucus
FC MemberHouse Sugar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydropower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberTuesday Group
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon's Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. Walden, 59, is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845. He and his wife Mylene celebrated 34 years of marriage in August 2016, and make their home in Hood River where they've been small business owners since 1986. Their son, Anthony graduated from Hood River Valley High School and Wake Forest University. His parents are graduates of the University of Oregon.

Walden and his wife spent more than two decades as radio station owners in the Gorge. He's also a licensed amateur radio operator (W7EQI). He put that small business and technology experience to work as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In this role, he worked to pass legislation to grow American jobs by expanding access to wireless broadband, spur new U.S. technology and innovation, and protect the Internet from government control.

His work in support of Oregon's rural farm and ranch economy has earned him local and national recognition. He's helped write and pass bipartisan legislation to expedite treatment of fire-prone forests, and continues to work across the aisle to find natural resource solutions. The House has also passed bipartisan legislation Walden has championed to fix broken federal forest policy to restore forest health and put people back to work in the woods, as well as legislation (now law) to bring more water and power to Central Oregon for job creation. Walden's experience as a former member of the Hood River Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and as a former member of the Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation Board have helped in his work to improve access to affordable health care, especially in rural communities. His successful efforts have earned him national and local awards. Walden has led the charge to request and secure a federal investigation into the failure of Cover Oregon, the state's health exchange. Oregon taxpayers deserve accountability for the failure of this disastrous project. Walden has also worked hard to ensure that Oregon service members and veterans receive the benefits they have earned through years of brave service. In November 2014, Walden's House Republican colleagues unanimously reelected him to serve as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

In December 2016, Walden was selected as Chairman of the full Committee on Energy & Commerce. You can read about the Energy and Commerce Committee's history, legislative jurisdiction, and members here.

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