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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced a pair of bills that would protect Social Security trust funds from being diverted to pay for other programs and preserve Social Security benefits for future generations.

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Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In recognition of Earth Day, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to save the world’s last remaining African elephants and rhinoceros from poachers. The bill would impose trade sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory and rhino horn trafficking.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

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).

Apr 15, 2015 Press Release

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.