Walden votes to reopen government

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, Thursday joined six other GOP lawmakers to vote for a spending package designed to reopen most government agencies. (The Enterprise/File).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S Rep Greg Walden, R-Hood River, broke from his party Thursday on a vote to reopen the federal government.

Walden joined six other Republicans in the House voting for a spending measure introduced by Democrats to fund seven agencies that have been closed since Dec. 22.

Walden voted against a separate measure that would have funded the Department of Homeland Security. Funding for a border wall – one of the pillars of President Donald Trump’s agenda – would come through the Department of Homeland Security and wasn’t included in the measure.

The House passed the funding package 241-190 margin. The package, though, will . . .