Walden outlines priorities in new committee role

Medford, Ore. — Oregon Congressman Greg Walden has big plans as the next Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

NBC5 News spoke to Walden by facetime Monday afternoon where he outlined priorities of energy independence and the repealing and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

“There are many, many ideas on how we can drive down the costs of health care, put the patient first, get the Washington bureaucracy out of the way and actually have a health care system that works,” Congressman Walden says.

“There are other things that frankly we agreed with the president on, like making sure that those who had pre-existing conditions would receive care. We don’t want any gaps to occur in the market, or for those individuals who are covered today,” Rep. Walden adds.

Click the video above to watch the interview in full.

 

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