VIDEO: Greg Walden's Reaction to the State of the Union
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)
— 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:
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."