WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has been tapped to chair the National Republican Congressional Committee.
He ranks fifth in the House Republican leadership structure behind the speaker, majority leader, majority whip and conference chair.
His selection was by unanimous vote of the Republican members of the House.
“I work hard for the people of southern, central, and eastern Oregon, and this new leadership position allows me to voice the concerns of Oregonians at the decision-making table in Washington, D.C.,” said Walden.
He also said he would “continue to reach across the aisle to enact policies that will get us back on track.”
“We must work to promote small business and agriculture, access America’s natural resources, and better manage our forests to create jobs in the woods,” he said.
Walden has been deputy chair of the NRCC for nearly four years, a time in which Republicans gained seats in the House, taking the majority in 2010 and preserving it this year.
Walden, from Hood River, represents Oregon’s Second Congressional District.Read more on bluemountaineagle.com.