After a decade of short-term fixes, Congress passed a long-term highway surface transportation bill in December that provides $281 billion to Oregon for highway, transit, and highway safety programs.
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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“I’ve been fighting for years to ensure consumers get what they want -- access to information about the food they eat,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to quickly finalize critical safety rules that will better protect communities and environmentally sensitive areas from catastrophic crude oil train accidents.
EUGENE—Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the Union Pacific train derailment that occurred in Mosier, OR last week:
EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today joined Brookings city officials to break ground on a critical water storage project at Brookings Airport that will bolster Southwestern Oregon’s disaster preparedness efforts and provide a significant economic development opportunity for the region.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the start of a busy travel weekend, Ranking Members of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS), along with Representative Bob Dold (R-IL), introduced bipartisan legislation that would help ease congestion and long lines at TSA screening checkpoints at airports.