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VIDEO: Greg Walden's Reaction to the State of the Union

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today issued a video statement after the President's State of the Union Address. Click here to watch his message. A transcript of his remarks is below:

"The President gave the kind of speech you would expect him to give tonight, but it's troubling that he wants to use his pen to get around laws he doesn't like through executive order, when he should be working with Congress to change the laws if he wants them not to be enforced. 

"I did have an opportunity to meet with the President prior to the speech about the drought that we face; the threat to our farms, and families, and forests; and the need to find solutions from an emergency standpoint as we head into what could be a terrible water year and a terrible fire year." 

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