DeFazio is leading 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 pay to fight fires. In July, he spoke on the House floor about the bill.
Rep. DeFazio Completes Town Hall TourRep. DeFazio would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend a town hall meeting this summer. He hosted a total of 20 events, including one telephone town hall.
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Washington, D.C. –Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) introduced legislation that would impose trade sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory trafficking.
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released the following statement concerning President Obama’s plan to confront ISIL.
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio is pleased to announce that Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend has been awarded a $588,000 federal grant to improve safety. The grant will facilitate the purchase of an aircraft rescue and fire-fighting vehicle, as well as associated safety equipment.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted House Republicans for ignoring the wildfire funding crisis and instead wasting time on pointless legislation that undermines the Endangered Species Act.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, landmark legislation that has protected and preserved nearly 110 million acres of irreplaceable wilderness. He also called for Congress to act on dozens of stalled wilderness designation bills.