Rep. DeFazio has introduced legislation to discourage reckless high-frequency trading that puts our economy at risk.
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.
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Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to an investigation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found the federal government does not track whether emergency responders are given critical information about shipments of hazardous materials transported by rail.
EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released an audio statement on the 2016 Presidential election results. A transcript of the remarks is below:
“First and foremost, I want to thank the people of the 4th Congressional district for their strong vote of support for the work I’ve been doing to represent them in Washington, D.C.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded nearly $260,000 to the State of Oregon to develop or revise emergency plans and invest in emergency response training to deal with accidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials.
“As we mark one year since the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College, we stand strong with the community of Roseburg. Our thoughts are with the friends and family who lost loved ones that day, and with a community that continues to work together to recover.
This week Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced the Helping Improve Grants for Higher Education & Repayment of Expensive Debt (HIGHER ED) Act, a bill that will make college more affordable for students nationwide.