Greg Walden

GOP Rep. Greg Walden to retire from Congress

Rep. Walden.
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Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of his current term, according to Politico.

The big picture: Walden is the 22nd House Republican to announce that they will not seek re-election this cycle.

House Commerce Committee wants Twitter CEO to testify

Jack Dorsey looks sad in a corner of the photo
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The Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oregon), formally invited (via a tweet) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the committee over speech issues on the platform. Dorsey has already confirmed he will participate in a Sept. 5 Senate Intelligence hearing to discuss efforts to prevent Russian interference in the November midterms elections.

The upshot, per Axios’ David McCabe: “Jack is in a bind where he has satisfied neither the left, which isn't happy with their Infowars response, or the right, which wants him to testify on censorship, right as he needs lawmakers on his side when he goes up to Capitol Hill.”