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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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.
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.
In a bill that passed the House of Representatives today, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) secured a number of critical provisions that will improve forest health, create jobs in rural communities, and provide needed resources to fight catastrophic wildfires.
WASHINGTON, DC – Seeking to protect a celebrated collection of world-class salmon and steelhead rivers, U.S.