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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will dedicate $4 million to help support the production of an onshore earthquake early warning (EEW) system on the West Coast. The money will be awarded to four universities, including the University of Oregon. 

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to fund an earthquake early warning system that could save lives, reduce injuries, and mitigate infrastructure damage from the devastating effects of a major quake off the Oregon Coast. 

Jun 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Seeking to protect a celebrated collection of world-class salmon and steelhead rivers, U.S.

Jun 19, 2015 Press Release

EUGENE, OR – On Friday, Congressman Peter DeFazio celebrated the 25th anniversary of the designation of the Newberry Volcano as a National Volcanic Monument and recalled his efforts to secure the historic designation.

The monument, located in Deschutes National Forest, includes more than 56,000 acres of natural wonders.  The volcano is the largest in the Cascades volcanic arc.