WASHINGTON, D.C. - Oregon Rep. Greg Walden will focus on the economy, jobs and water on his Eastern Oregon visit Tuesday and Wednesday. Walden, Oregon's lone Republican in Congress, has planned a five public meetings across four counties from Morrow County to Wallowa County.

Walden will first speak at noon Tuesday to the Heppner Chamber of Commerce at the Heppner Senior Center where he will give a congressional update and hold a question-and-answer session.

From there, he will go Hermiston in Umatilla County for two meetings. At 2:30 at Hermiston City Hall, 180 N.E. Second St., Walden will meet with Hermiston Mayor Bob Severson, City Manager Ed Brookshier, wastewater Superintendent Darrell Shiffner and others to discuss the Hermiston wastewater project before departing for a tour of the location. Then at 5 p.m. Walden will celebrate the centennial of the Oregon State University Extension at 2121 S. First St., Hermiston. Walden will present the school with an official congressional record statement he submitted in Congress on Friday.

After Hermiston, Walden will go to La Grande, where he has organized a Wednesday breakfast at the Flying J Restaurant with business leaders from all across Union County to listen to how the national economy is affecting the local economy.

Walden's final stop this trip will be at noon Wednesday in Enterprise, where he will give a congressional update to the Wallowa County Rotary.

Walden represents Oregon's second congressional district, which covers 20 counties in eastern, southern, and central Oregon. He is a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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