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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) led Democratic efforts in the House to force a vote on a stalled bipartisan, bicameral bill that would treat extreme wildfires as disasters and end the need to borrow from fire prevention efforts to p

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) was joined by 19 other Democrats in introducing the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act (H.R. 5060),  legislation that would reform the General Mining Act of 1872 to protect taxpayers and the environment and bring hardrock mining into the 21st Century.

Jul 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter urging Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to create critical buffer zones to protect endangered gray wolves in or around our National Parks. In 2011, Congress legislated a U.S.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted Republicans for the passage of H.R. 4899, “Drill Everywhere” legislation that will mandate drilling off our coasts and public lands, and erode key environmental review.

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the Eugene Airport will receive a $7.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its terminal. The 19,000 square foot expansion will improve facilities and make the security checkpoint area more efficient.