Terry Cunningham / La Pine

Greg Walden continues to vote against the best interests of his constituents. He was among the 217 house Republicans who voted in favor of cutting food stamp benefits for nearly 4 million Americans and tens of thousands in Oregon. Many of the people on this program work full-time, earning Oregon’s minimum wage of $8.95 an hour, and are still living below the federal poverty level. Others in his district are still struggling to find jobs or are underemployed or working part-time jobs and need this assistance.

It is time Walden start doing the hard work of governing and pass legislation that will create jobs and opportunities for people in need, instead of voting to cut benefits and health care for people within his district.