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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Legislation comes on the day that millionaires stop paying into the program

Congressman Peter DeFazio and Senator Bernie Sanders today introduced joint legislation, the Social Security Expansion Act, to strengthen the Social Security program for future generations on the day that millionaires stop paying into Social Security.

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
“Blueprint for America’s New Trade Policy” Replaces Failed NAFTA Deal

Supported by labor groups, trade stakeholders, and environmental groups, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced a resolution that lays out the principles that must be included in any replacement of the disastrous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Public Option would Lower Costs, Increase Competition among Private Insurance Monopolies

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Joe Courtney (CT-02)  today introduced a resolution supporting the inclusion of a public health insurance option in the American health insurance market, H. Res. 130.

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Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Legislation reaffirms Congress’ constitutional powers to commit American troops to conflict

Following reports that President Trump is considering sending U.S. ground forces into Northern Syria, Congressman Peter DeFazio today introduced the War Powers Amendments of 2017, legislation that clarifies under the Constitution that President Trump must seek congressional authorization prior to sending U.S. troops into combat.

Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today cut through bureaucratic red tape in the Trump Administration and helped to secure an increased catch limit for groundfish species caught in the Pacific Northwest Region.

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today released the following statement on President Trump's executive order on immigration:

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to file a trade dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for manipulating oil production.

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Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Yesterday, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to help 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. DeFazio’s bill, the “Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017,” was in

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) today reintroduced the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, H.R. 617, which repeals the antiquated exemption that allows the health insurance industry to operate beyond the reach of federal antitrust laws. 

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Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

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