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Walden Touts E&C Republicans’ Achievements in the 116th Congress


Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released a document detailing E&C Republicans’ legislative achievements in the 116th Congress. Walden released the following statement.

“Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans continued their work on behalf of the American people throughout the 116th Congress. Despite not controlling the House agenda, and the fact much of 2020 was focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had dozens of bills signed into law. These measures will help expand broadband access by investing in broadband infrastructure, make crucial midband spectrum...

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Walden Names Picks for Commission on State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics


Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) announced his four appointments for the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics.

Under the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020, Walden and other committee leaders are responsible for appointing four members each to a Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics. Under the law, the commission is required to submit a report to Congress on the results of its study of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), including...

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ICYMI: E&C GOP Leader Walden Talks Tech, Telecom with POLITICO


Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), who is retiring from Congress after 22 years representing Oregon’s 2nd District, spoke with Cristiano Lima and John Hendel at POLITICO about his accomplishments and thoughts on current technology policy debates, from data privacy to Section 230 and more.

You can read the full conversation HERE and read a few highlights below.
POLITICO Pro Q&A: Retiring Rep. Greg Walden
By Cristiano Lima and John Hendel
December 16, 2020
What do you see as your biggest accomplishment in the...

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Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; data security; motor vehicle safety; regulation of commercial practices (the Federal Trade Commission), including sports-related matters; consumer product safety (the Consumer Product Safety Commission); product liability; and regulation of travel, tourism, and time.  The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction can be directly traced to Congress’ constitutional authority “to regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”