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Putting an end to government slush funds

I don’t think it’s right that a government agency, such as the Department of Justice, (DoJ), can go after a private entity and basically extort money for activist organizations as part of a settlement agreement.  And yet that is what’s happening.

For example, over the past few years, DoJ has negotiated settlement agreements with banks who contributed to the mortgage crisis almost a decade ago. But instead of dedicating the entirety of this money to paying down our debt or improving public services, the Justice Department has allowed these banks to meet some of their settlement obligations by donating money to nongovernment organizations. This is, by definition, an appropriation of funds–as the Constitution clearly states, “No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law.”

Furthermore, some of the groups that have benefited from these “donations” have no relation to the mortgage crisis, rather, they were chosen to receive these funds because they serve liberal and political objectives. Evidence even suggests that activist groups actually lobbied DoJ for this funding, indicating a clear political motive in the doling out of these settlement funds.

The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) has directed nearly a billion dollars to activist groups entirely outside of Congress’s spending and oversight authority. This is wrong and the House just voted to stop this abusive overreach when it passed the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (H.R. 5063). This important bill ensures that settlement money goes either directly to victims, or to the Treasury where your elected representatives decide how it is spent. It’s time we rein in this President and the abusive tactics of the bureaucracy.

I will continue to work on legislation in the House that returns the proper balance of authority to our federal government, and prevents further abuse of power by the President and his administration.

It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
U.S. Representative
Oregon’s Second District

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Candidates Parade and Dinner

Two opportunities to “MEET  YOUR  REPUBLICAN  CANDIDATES” in  NE  Oregon!

Friday, September 16, 2016:  Join the Candidates in the Pendleton Round Up “Westward Ho Parade”.  Walk with the Candidates in the Parade!  Contact for information:  Larry Moore, Umatilla County Republican Chair 509-520-3231, or, Suni Danforth, Vice Chair  541-215-9389.

Another opportunity to “MEET  YOUR  REPUBLICAN  CANDIDATES” in  NE  Oregon!

Candidates Picnic


Wasco County Beef and Burgundy

Please join Wasco County for their annual Beef and Burgundy event Oct. 6th.


Tickets are on sale now.




Clinton documentary at the Granada

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is now playing at the Granada 3 Theatre in La Grande this Saturday


Watch the trailer here:


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Trump is up!

We have free TRUMP yard signs!  Give me a call or drop by the office during regular office hours.  If there is a car out front, I am probably in the office.


Today, Mr. Trump is ahead in Ohio and North Carolina.  He is tied in Florida.  He is within 5 points in Pennsylvania and Colorado ( which usually go heavily Democrat).  Yesterday he was within 2 points in most of the national polling.  Oregon looks like a lost cause…but we will never surrender without a fight!  J Things are looking up.


TRUMP Up, HiLIARy Down, Obama Out by Victor Davis Hanson (a registered Democrat)


Obama’s last day: In about 4 months, we can bury the Obama imperial presidency on the ash-heap of history.


Republicans experience excitement and HUGE crowds at Trump campaign events:


Meanwhile at the Clinton speech there are empty seats:


Trump visits the Liberal Left Coast in the state of Washington and gives the Democrats a short history lesson:


The Democrats are hiding HiLIARy:


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Vacations and Extravagance VS Harry Truman


Compare this “I am royalty” approach of modern politicians to Harry Truman, a man of character.

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

This is CNN

CNN = Clinton News Network, NBC = Nobody But Clinton, ABC = All Behind Clinton

Beware the Useful Idiots


Something Big is Happening

People are taking their country back form the Obama Imperial Presidency!


Trump unleashing new ad blitz in battleground states:


Iowa welcomes Trump:


Crooked Hillary’s poll numbers are dropping like a rock:


Latest Ohio poll shows Trump and HiLIARy are tied:


Trump spokesperson leaves them speechless at MSNBC (Nothing But Clinton) news network:


Two America’s – which one do you want:


Black Americans have had enough of crime and poverty under their Democrat rulers:


Trump would unleash the energy sector:


Trump has a “less-regulation”…pro-economic message:


Republicans must unite behind Donald Trump:


Thanks for Mr. Khan at the DNC for holding up the US Constitution:


Liberals mistakenly order copies of the US Constitution from a conservative web site:


Make America Great Again!


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Brigitte Gabriel answers claim that all Muslims are portrayed badly

Weapons Ban


Obama Tells the Truth

but of course now he’s changed his mind


Hillary Promises to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class

Last 30 Days



Clinton Cash

The Clock is Ticking

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What Bill Whittle Loves About Donald Trump

“Reasons NOT to elect Hillary”, now out in paperback.