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Oregon's U.S. Congressman Greg Walden District 2

       OFFICIAL WEBSITE:  http://walden.house.gov/water-solutions/      (541) 776-4646   Fax-(202) 779-0204,

 

 

Walden speaks out against proposed Crater Lake wilderness, H&N, posted to KBC 1/24/16. "Walden said he is 100 percent opposed to Oregon Wild’s wilderness proposal. 'It kicks the public off public land,' Walden said...'he believes a wilderness designation will be a loss for outdoor recreationists, such as bicyclists and snowmobilers, and that the land will become more fire prone because the designation calls for less forest management.' "

"Too many people often don’t understand the culture and the lifestyle of the great American West" Walden: Can't condone actions of armed protesters, Guest Commentary by Reb Greg Walden, U.S. Rep 2nd District 1/13/16

1/5/16 - Congressman Walden emotionally describes the injustice by our federal government in the West, and the actual small acreage of grass burned by Hammond's backfire. You Tube, 24 minutes. Walden compares this with the literally millions of acres burned by out of control wildfires on government land, yet government employees and agencies are never held accountable when their controlled burns and backfire on private land gets loose. These two ranchers spent time in prison, and now the feds decided to send them back to prison..a 5 year term. The feds will ultimately try to take their land as with millions of acres they've taken from other ranchers, forcing them into bankruptcy.
    Miller homestead wildfire 2012 burned 160,000 acres
    Barry Point fire in Lake County 93,000 acres
    2015 summer 799,974 acres burned in Oregon
    Malhear Long Draw fire burned 557,000 acres.
    "The federal government will frequently go on private land without permission to backburn...that happens all the time...nobody went to prison for that..."
    "Hammonds are in prison tonight for setting a back fire...139 acres...They will sit in prison...5 years."

Congressman Walden Press Release: Walden releases draft legislation to help solve long-running water problems in Klamath Basin, asks for input from all parties, 12/3/15 (Dam removal is not part of package).

Walden to push Basin water pact; Congressman to sponsor new version of agreement, H&N 10/15/15. "It will likely include the removal of the four dams that sit on the Klamath River and have been a source of dispute among parties who have not signed on to the water agreement."
Here is an interesting website
> http://www.waldensrecord.com regarding Walden's recent votes.

New EPA rule muddies the water. With a pen stroke, it pushes aside ‘navigable water’ limitations, by Oregon U.S. Rep Greg Walden, 6/2/15

Getting to ‘yes’ in the Klamath Basin. Water issues prove divisive, both locally and on a national level, Congressman Greg Walden for H&N 9/28/14. "The public — the hardworking families of the Klamath Basin — is too often left out of this debate, hampering progress towards the goal...Any effort to build public support must recognize that removing all four dams is a non-starter. Most people in the Basin oppose such a plan, as do key folks in Congress..."

Congressman Walden: (Klamath) Water legislation may be altered in House, H&N 5/10/14

Klamath Falls visit, Walden hears of ‘over-reaching’ government , H&N 4/27/14. "On the topic of the water agreement signed by the Klamath Tribes and the Upper Basin irrigators, Walden said he’ll support the bill in Congress, but “I still have great reservations for removing all four dams (on the Klamath River). “It is good that the Upper Basin folks came together and I supported that. But the issue is that the agreement was reached with parties themselves, but not the public. The public still matters in this debate. The public has not yet supported some element to this plan.” To that end, Walden suggested that a Senate bill may not make it through the House as one single piece of legislation — as has been proposed — but divided into sections that may pass."
KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement
Upper Klamath Webpage

Water Task Force webpage

State lawmakers confer in three-day session; Gail Whitsett in favor of independent OIT board. U.S. Rep Greg Walden addresses water quality rules. Klamath Tribes chairman Don Gentry visits White House, H&N 11/22/13. “President Obama has committed to following through with obligations to tribes and to honor treaties,” Gentry said. During the conference, Gentry spoke about the Mazama Forest acquisition at an economic tribal development breakout session. He said the session was an opportunity to open a dialogue about generating support and finding administrative consultants for the 90,000-acre acquisition, which is part of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement signed in 2010."

VIDEO RELEASE: Greg Walden questions HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius about testing problems, rate hikes associated with health law, 10/30/13

Greg Walden greets Oregon Honor Flight at the World War II Memorial, 10/5/13

Oregon U.S. Representative Greg Walden District 2, 2/27/13

As part of an “all of the above” energy strategy, Greg Walden supports bipartisan hydropower bill - 2/13/13

Rep. Greg Walden moves to kill $1 trillion coin, Oregonian, posted to KBC 1/7/13.

Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden Congressional Connection, posted to KBC 11/25/12. "I’m honored that my colleagues unanimously chose me to serve as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). No member of Congress from Oregon—of either party—has served in an elected leadership position in decades."

U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, Providing certainty to Oregon's ranchers, predatory sea lions: 6/22/12

 Greg Walden "Just found out the Department of Labor is backing off its ill-advised “Youth Ag Rule.” This is great news! Having grown up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles, I know that training the next generation of farmers and ranchers is a must if we want a stable food supply. The rule, which received heavy criticism from the farm and ranch community, would have discouraged young people from staying on the farm and made it impossible for programs like FFA and 4-H to continue giving kids important hands-on experience in agriculture. In announcing the reversal, the Department of Labor said they will work with rural stakeholders in the future. They also said they withdrew the rule in response to thousands of comments expressing concern. Working together, we did it! Thanks to all who were vocal on this issue." Posted to KBC 4/27/12

U.S. Representative Greg Walden's Oregon Congressional Connection, 1/10/12, Federal Government forest jobs

U.S Congressman Greg Walden`s Oregon Congressional Connection, including, Preventing an 11th hour snag on a Klamath irrigation project, posted to KBC 1/18/12

U.S. Representative Greg Walden's Oregon Congressional Connection, 1/10/12, Federal Government forest jobs

U.S. Rep Greg Walden on Job-killing regulations including forests, grazing, farm dust, 12/19/11

Oregonians for Food and Shelter, posted to KBC 4/16/11: Congressman Walden regarding Clean Water Act, plus Wolves, Pesticides, Klamath Chinook possible listing, pesticides, and anti-energy policy.

Oregon U.S. Congressman Walden's Newsletter posted to KBC 3/21/11

U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, Oregon District 2 newsletter: Obama Administration massive spending and deficit, and Obama moretorium on U.S. oil drilling 3/11/11.

Walden, Oregon farmers fight pesticide buffer by Peter Beland, Oregon Business, posted to KBC 3/10/11." 'This crop field, which now produces $21,000 in income — if the federal government’s rules as full described here — you’d be down to $1,500... buffer zones could take 40 percent to 67 percent of Oregon’s farmland out of production...' A number of conservation groups represented by Oakland-based environmental law firm EarthJustice filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency last November...". (KBC NOTE: GEORGE SOROS helps finance Earth Justice, which provides free legal fees for "environmentalist" and ecoterrorist groups to destroy "American Capitalism." EarthJustice represents most of the environmental groups with voting power in the controversial Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.)

Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden Newsletter 3/4/11. GAO: $100 billion to $200 billion in duplicative federal spending

2/25/11 - Following are links to video of the entire House Floor debate about Congressman McClintock’s amendment #296 to the Continuing Resolution, the Klamath Dam Removal Study funding cut.  Date:  February 18, 2011 from 4:44 PM to 5:05 PM.  The final vote on Amendment 296 was 215 in favor 210 opposing the amendment. Calif. Congressman Wally Herger and Oregon Congressman Greg Walden supported the amendment:
Part 1 = http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=38662&MDID=629554&MDSeed=6638&Type=Media
Part 2 = http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=38662&MDID=629555&MDSeed=118&Type=Media
Part 3 = http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=38662&MDID=629564&MDSeed=1565&Type=Media 

Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden Newsletter 3/4/11. GAO: $100 billion to $200 billion in duplicative federal spending

 

1/31/11: Oregon U.S. Congressman Walden in Medford regarding Obama creating Siskiyou Crest Monument without vote of Senate or Congress. Come and support Walden!

OREGON CONNECTION, from U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, Oregon, posted to KBC 1/7/11

PRESS RELEASE: Greg Walden touts reforms to House rules for 112th Congress, 12/23/10

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden newsletter posted to KBC 12/16/10

Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden Newsletter 11/17/10 (note on spotted owl listing)

GOP's transition leader says common sense 'an endangered species' in D.C., The Hill, posted to KBC 11/15/10. "Too often, accountability counts for nothing, and transparency for even less, and common sense -- well, it’s an endangered species."

Walden working to achieve GOP goals, H&N, posted to KBC 11/14/10.

11/9/11: Oregon U.S. Representative Greg Walden this week on Fox News: We need ..."more transparent, efficient and accountable..." representation..."we're listening to the American people..."
Walden stresses importance of local lead in KBRA, H&N, posted to KBC 11/09/10. " “I think you want local government leaders at the table, you need to make sure everybody’s at the table,” Walden said."
Leading the majority transition in the house, U.S. Representative Greg Walden, representing the 2nd district in Oregon, Walden Newsletter 11/9/2010. "I’m as fed up as you are with all the secret deal-making done behind closed doors. I’ve written many times before in this newsletter about the ridiculous 2,000-page, trillion-dollar bills that nobody gets a chance to read before a vote."
KBC NOTE: THE Klamath County PEOPLE requested a measure on the ballot asking if they approved or disapproved the KBRA and hydro dam removal and they were denied their request. The county gov't worded the measure to ask if they wanted the commissioners to be at the table (regardless of whether or not they approved of the leaders' "settlement agreement." 1/2 the county (49%) opposed even being at the table. The KBRA was written behind closed doors for years, the public was never allowed input before it was a done deal, there was NO "transparent, efficient and accountable" stakeholder---they were forbidden to divulge their "solutions" to the constituents. Siskiyou was allowed a vote on their approval or disapproval of the KBRA, where 3 or the 4 Klamath hydro dams are targeted for destruction, and disapproved the plan 80%. Congressman Walden, you have been an awesome representative; remember your words, "we're listening to the American people."

 

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