DeFazio is leading efforts in the House to force a vote on a stalled bipartisan, bicameral bill that would treat extreme wildfires as disasters and end the need to borrow from fire prevention efforts to pay to fight fires. In July, he spoke on the House floor about the bill.
Rep. DeFazio Completes Town Hall TourRep. DeFazio would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend a town hall meeting this summer. He hosted a total of 20 events, including one telephone town hall.
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Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants that will promote arts education in local schools.
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $2.4 million grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. The competitive grant will support job-driven training for careers in the healthcare and natural resources industries.
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce that Oregon will receive $2.6 million a year for seven years to help low-income students in Oregon’s rural communities prepare for college.
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1.5 million to Lane and Douglas counties’ transit programs.
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted against the McKeon amendment, which would authorize the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to train and equip the Syrian opposition to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The amendment passed 273 to 156, and is attached to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2015.