Rep. John Boehner, the leading candidate to be the next House speaker, has picked Rep. Greg Walden to chair a House GOP Office of Majority Transition.
Walden, R-Ore., says Americans gave the Republicans a majority in the House because they want more jobs, less spending, and a more open Congress.
Boehner, R-Ohio, now the House minority leader, has said that he would like to hold bills to a manageable length and give members at least 3 full days to review bills.
Walden, 53, lives in Hood River, Ore., and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. He is a former broadcasting executive who has been in the House since 1999.