Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon's Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. He is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845.
Greg and his wife, Mylene, have a long history with communications issues. For more than two decades they ran commercial radio stations in Hood River, Oregon, and Greg is a licensed amateur radio operator. He maintains the call sign his father was issued in 1934, W7EQI.
Greg knows what it means to sign the front side of a payroll check, and has brought that expertise to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the policies that small businesses need to thrive and create good jobs for our communities.
Greg also puts his small business and technology experience to work as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In this role, he has worked to pass legislation to grow American jobs by expanding access to wireless broadband, spurring new U.S. technology and innovation, and protecting the Internet from government control.
In November 2014, Walden's House Republican colleagues unanimously reelected him to serve as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The NRCC's mission is to maintain the Republican majority in the U.S. House. Prior to being elected Chairman, Greg served for nearly four years as Deputy Chairman of the NRCC with Chairman Pete Sessions. During this time, House Republicans made historic gains, regaining the majority in 2010 and preserving that majority in 2012.