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Walden Wraps Up Southern Oregon Town Halls

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) hosted three town halls today, some getting heated at times.

Posted: Jan 18, 2019 6:42 PM
Updated: Jan 18, 2019 6:43 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) hosted three town halls today, some getting heated at times.

First stop: Grants Pass High School. The auditorium was about one-third full. Walden discussed a wide-range of issues, from wildfires, border security, opioids, the Russia investigation, and housing. 

Walden hasn't done a town hall meeting in this region since 2017, but said he's done more than 100 over the past six years, as well as hosted phone call town halls, answered emails, and answered comments online.

"We've accomplished a lot over the past couple of years for the district and the state and more work needs to be done this Congress," Walden said. "I also want to hear what is on people's minds as well." 

To watch the Grants Pass meeting, CLICK HERE. 

The second stop of the day was at Central Medford High School Auditorium. This meeting was more heated. The main focuses of this meeting were housing, renewable energy, and immigration. Several audiences member pressed Walden on the ongoing shutdown. 

In response, he stressed the bipartisan bills he's passed, and called for more bipartisanship. He also said he supports a wall along some stretches of the border, as well as using fencing and technology where that's better suited.

"We've got to get control of the border," Walden said. "Then we can have an organized immigration system." 

Walden voted for a funding bill that would reopen the government, but did not include funding for the border wall. It's currently making it's way through the Senate. Walden says he voted for the Democrat's bill because wants federal employees to be able to get back to work.

He voted against a separate funding bill that would include immigration security funding, because he said there wasn't enough.

Walden wrapped up his day in Klamath Falls at OIT with a town hall at 3:30.

To see the Medford town hall, CLICK BELOW. 

This is the remainder of his town hall tour:

Saturday, January 19, 2019
What: Deschutes County Town Hall Meeting
When: 2:30pm PT
Where: Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St. Bend, 97701


Sunday, January 20, 2019
What: Jefferson County Town Hall Meeting
When: 11:00a.m. PT
Where: Jefferson County Senior Center, 860 SW Madison, Madras, 97741


What: Crook County Town Hall Meeting
When: 2:00p.m. PT
Where: Crook County High School, 1100 SE Lynn Blvd. Prineville, 97754


Monday, January 21, 2019
What: Harney County Town Hall Meeting
When: 9:00a.m. PT
Where: Harney County Fairgrounds, Memorial Building 69660 S Egan Ave, Burns, 97720


What: Malheur County Town Hall Meeting
When: 2:30p.m. MT
Where: TVCC Four Rivers Cultural Center, Owyhee/Snake River Rooms, 676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, 97914

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