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Press Release: Nov. 9, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) will be in Klamath Falls this Saturday, November 12, during what will be his 39th visit to the region since taking office in 1999 and his fourth so far this year, to discuss natural resource and economic development issues throughout the region. Joining Walden for a round table lunch with local economic development groups will be Sandy Baruah, an Oregonian and the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Rural Development. This visit to Klamath Falls is part of Walden’s 257th round trip between Oregon and Washington, D.C., since taking office. His schedule is as follows:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
10:00–11:00 AM: Congressman Walden will meet with Klamath Water Users Association Executive Director Greg Addington and association members to discuss current issues surrounding water storage and usage in the Klamath Basin. Walden, a member of the House Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will also update attendees on current activities in the Congress.
11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Congressman Walden has invited Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Sandy Baruah, an Oregonian, to join him in a meeting with local economic development leaders and organizations during a round table lunch. Representatives from the Klamath County Economic Development Association, Team Klamath and the Klamath & Lake Counties Economic Development District will update Baruah and Walden on current activities aimed at spurring economic growth in the region, and will discuss recent successes they have realized and opportunities they see for the future. Assistant Secretary Baruah will update attendees on plans for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and advise the groups on ways they can enhance interaction with the EDA and its programs. Location: OIT, Mt. Mazama Room, 3210 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls.
Congressman Walden represents the Second District of Oregon, which includes 20 counties in southern, central and eastern Oregon. He is a Deputy Whip in the House leadership structure and a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce as well as the Committee on Resources.
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