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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Aug 27, 2015 Press Release

Eugene, OR – Today, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pressed for critical legislation that would provide needed resources to fight catastrophic wildfires and prevent so-called fire borrowing that drains resources from efforts to reduce fuel and prevent future fires.

Aug 13, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement in recognition of the 80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law tomorrow:

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—At a town hall meeting in Port Orford yesterday, in response to a question from a constituent about the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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.