Greg Walden

Democrats Taking Key Leadership Jobs Have Pocketed Millions From Pharma

Three lawmakers who will lead the U.S. House next year are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.

Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows.

Pharma Showers Key Oregon Lawmakers With Money

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The industry has given big bucks to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, who chairs a powerful congressional committee, but has ignored Rep. Peter DeFazio, who is not on any committees that influence drug legislation.

Oregon’s congressional delegation includes members who are among the most courted by the nation’s pharmaceutical industry, and those who are among the most shunned, a new study shows, as the battle over sky-high U.S. prescription drug prices takes on a greater intensity.

House and Senate Leaders Include Bipartisan Plan on TRICARE Prime in Defense Bill – Passage into Law Expected by End of the Year

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Language based on Walden-Bonamici-Amodei legislation will require Pentagon to detail and address TRICARE Prime changes

December 19, 2012 -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today announced that he secured language requiring the Pentagon to detail and address upcoming changes to TRICARE Prime in this year’s defense authorization bill. The plan is based off legislation he, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) introduced earlier this month. It requires the Pentagon to assess the increased cost and overall impact that TRICARE changes will have on military retirees and their families, and, within 90 days, inform Congress of its plan to provide them with a smooth transition.

Healthcare Advocates Urge Supercommittee to Oppose Medicare Cuts

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They’ve sent a letter to Congressman Greg Walden urging him to protect Medicare spending

November 17, 2011 – Nine healthcare organizations – most of which advocate for people with chronic illnesses – are speaking up about proposed cuts to Medicare.

A federal deficit “supercommittee” has one week left to cut $1.2 trillion within the next decade. While that committee may or may not meet its November 23 deadline, Medicare cuts are on the table.

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