Oregon Congressman Greg Walden is elected the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) by a unanimous vote.
Walden has also been a small business owner for over 25 years and says he knows show to grow jobs, something this country needs. "As the National Republican Committee Chairman, I’ll have a national post from which to talk about that experience, and to help enact a pro-jobs, pro-growth agenda in Washington. And I’ll continue to reach across the aisle to enact policies that will get us back on track in America. We have to promote small businesses; we have to promote agriculture and natural resources, and high technology and innovation. As always, I’ll continue to work with the people who sent me to Washington, I’ve never forgotten where I’m from or why I’m back in Washington."
Walden will also remain as Chairman of the House Subcommittee that oversees communications and technology policy in the House; a post he's held for two years.
The NRCC Chair is one of eight positions elected by GOP House Members and works with the Speaker, Majority Leader and other top officials.