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Pearl Harbor Day and its History

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress, by Pub.L. 103–308, designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On Pearl Harbor Day, the American flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died as a...

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Greg Walden selected as Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House GOP Steering Committee today elected U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)  to serve as the next Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Walden released the following statement: “I am deeply honored to earn the support of my colleagues to chair this incredibly important committee.  Americans are looking for big improvements out of Washington, and that’s just what we’re going to give them as we work with the Trump Administration, the Senate, and the governors, to move forward on the Better Way agenda.  Our work will focus on what’s best for consumers, on creating better paying jobs and providing patient-centered health...

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Greg Walden applauds passage of landmark medical research and disease prevention bill

Click Play Button above to watch video The 21st Century Cures Act will help Americans live longer, healthier lives WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), a sweeping, bipartisan initiative cosponsored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to bring hope to millions of Americans suffering from deadly diseases. “This really means a lot. This will make a difference in real people’s lives back home in our communities. And I’ve heard from those people, like Carol Fulkerson in Bend, who has MS. She’s ecstatic about this. She said ‘it’s a great...

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House GOP Caucus Budget Chair Greg Smith Issues Statement on Revenue Forecast

Calls for Caution, Reform-Minded Conversation in Upcoming Legislative Session SALEM, Ore. – House GOP Caucus Budget Chair, Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner), issues the following statement regarding today’s quarterly revenue forecast: “While our economy appears stable for now, today’s forecast should serve as a reminder that future growth is anything but guaranteed. We are beginning to see signs of a slowing economy and a decrease in tax revenues on top of an already projected revenue shortfall in the next biennium. Taken together, these facts should give legislative leaders pause as we approach the budgeting process in the 2017 Legislative Session....

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Representative Greg Smith to Serve as House GOP Budget Committee Chair

Veteran Lawmaker and Budget Expert to Play Key Role in Upcoming Legislative Session Salem, Ore. – Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) has been appointed by House GOP Leader Mike McLane to serve as the head of the House GOP Caucus Budget Committee in the upcoming legislative session. As the caucus budget lead, Rep. Smith will play a vital role in the upcoming legislative session, providing regular updates to House GOP members on critical issues related to the state budget and advising the caucus on how to approach pending budget bills. “Under the leadership of House GOP Leader Mike McLane, I...

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