Walden gets key role

Only hours after Republicans regained control of the House, Oregon Rep. Greg Walden collected his first reward — a new job as chief operating officer of the party’s transition to power.

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The assignment was announced this morning by House Speaker to be John Boehner.

“As a former small businessman, skilled legislator and trusted member of our leadership team, Greg Walden is the right person to lead this transition effort.  I’m grateful he has agreed to serve,” Boehner said.

Technically, Walden will chair a committee charged with reviewing “all House procedures and structures, with the goal of ensuring the new Congress can get to work immediately on the priorities of the American people,” the Republican leadership said in a statement.

Read more in the Oregonian.