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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“The decision by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove gray wolves from the Oregon endangered species list is outrageous. With only 81 known wolves in the state, the gray wolf needs protection now more than ever. Although the Commission is supposed to base their decisions in sound science, they instead caved to powerful ranching and other special interests.
Today, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio announced new, bipartisan legislation to improve health care at VA facilities. The Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act would make common-sense changes in staffing policies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve veterans care at VA health care facilities.
Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (STRR), a bipartisan, six year bill to begin to repair and rebuild our crumbling roads, bridges, and transit systems.
The office of Representative Peter DeFazio released the following statement today:
“My colleagues in Washington need to get their heads out of the sand and start addressing the very real problems facing seniors today. It is completely unacceptable that the government will not be issuing a cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients in 2016.