Walden to visit Central Oregon on July 5
Jul 02,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Congressman to hold roundtable talks with Meth Action Coalition

Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will visit Central Oregon for a speaking engagement with the Redmond Rotary and for a roundtable meeting with the Deschutes County Meth Action Coalition (MAC). Congressman Walden will be in the midst of a District swing during the Independence Day District Work Period. On Tuesday, July 3 he will be in southern Oregon to conduct town halls in Medford and Grants Pass. He will also hold town halls on July 14 in Ontario and Prineville. The Prineville town hall will be held at the County Meeting Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Congressman Walden has held seven town hall meetings on methamphetamine use in central, southern and eastern Oregon and considers providing federal tools to get control of its use a top priority. He will provide an update of what is happening in Washington, D.C. to help fight this devastating scourge and receive updates from the diverse group of local leaders. Attached is the letter he wrote to participants of the MAC’s Meth Summit on June 18.

DETAILS:              Redmond Rotary

                        Juniper Golf Club

                        Noon – 1 p.m.

                        Meth Action Coalition Roundtable Meeting

                        Becky Johnson Center

                        412 SW 8th Street, Redmond, OR 97756

                        2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Congressman Greg Walden has completed 305 round trips between Oregon and Washington, D.C. since taking office in 1999. This will be his 79th official visit to Deschutes County as a representative for the Second District.

Congressman Greg Walden represents the Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which is comprised of 20 counties in eastern, southern, and Central Oregon. He is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and a member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.