Walden Promoted Within House GOP Leadership
WASHINGTON -- Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden says he will remain chairman of
the House subcommittee that oversees communications and technology
policy. That, as the former radio group owner is being promoted within
the GOP leadership in Congress.
He will chair the National Republican Congressional Committee;
elected to the post by House GOP members, the NRCC chairman works with
House leadership to set the agenda of that body. The NRCC coordinates
national efforts to elect Republicans to the House.
The 56-year-old had lobbied for the NRCC position.
In announcing his intention to remain as chair of the House Energy
and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Communications and Technology,
Walden stated: “Since 1986, I have owned and managed a small business in
Oregon with my wife. I know what it takes to grow jobs.” As NRCC
chairman, he intends to help enact a “pro-jobs, pro-growth” agenda in