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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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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio (D-OR), applauded Committee passage of critical legislation that will strengthen coastal communities, and create and sustain needed jobs.
Today, Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Peter Defazio announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Umpqua Community College (UCC) $529,623 to help the UCC community recover from the mass shooting that occurred on campus last fall.
Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded Committee passage of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (PIPES Act), bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety programs.