Rep. DeFazio worked with other Oregon lawmakers to keep the Coast Guard facility open for another year. Now, he's working in the current Congress on a permanent fix.
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today responded to the introduction of so-called “fast track” legislation that would give President Obama the authority to push through major trade deals with little to no input from Congress. The bill was introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Washington, D.C. –. Today at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) voiced his support for the U.S. Coast Guard and its mission, and blasted stagnant budgets that have made it more difficult for the Coast Guard to meet its mission demands and improve its performance.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after the Senate approved H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The bill, also referred to as the “Doc Fix,” was passed by the House on March 26, and includes a provision authored by DeFazio and Rep.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio joined Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley in Josephine County to celebrate the expansion of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Thanks to legislation passed by Congress last December, the site increased nearly eightfold, from 480 acres to 4,550 acres.
Portland, OR – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio will meet Friday with advocates for the Oregon Caves to celebrate the first tourist season with added land and protections for one of the state’s most unique natural treasures.