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. – With just two days until funding runs out for the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today warned of the financial hit to Oregon families and the local economy. According to DHS, there are 1,888 full-time DHS employees in the state of Oregon.
*1,111 are active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today pressed the United States Coast Guard on its decision to close the air facility in Newport, Oregon.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation to reform our hardrock mining laws that date back to 1872. The bill would finally force corporations to 1) pay royalties for minerals extracted from public lands and 2) contribute to a fund for cleanup costs.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after Governor John Kitzhaber announced his resignation.
“This is a tough day for Oregon. John has been a tireless servant for our state, but I believe he made a decision that puts the needs of Oregonians first. Now we move on.”
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S.