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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
Oregon Caves expansion would give struggling region an economic boost

Washington, DC- Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed legislation from Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that would protect and expand the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) made the following statement after the Environmental Working Group released a report that shows the food industry spent $9 million in the first quarter of the year on efforts to defeat GMO labeling legislation.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release
Agencies could run out of money to fight catastrophic fires this month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted Republican leadership for failing to act on bipartisan, House and Senate legislation that would treat extreme wildfires the same as other natural disasters and end the need to borrow from fire prevention efforts to pay to fight fires.

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio is pleased to announce two airports in his Congressional district will receive federal grants totaling $2.3 million.

Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
Bill fails to create jobs or address long-term U.S. infrastructure investment needs

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), a senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, today criticized Republican leadership for bringing to the floor a transportation bill that fails to create jobs and falls far short of addressing long-term needs. H.R.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Agencies could run out of money to fight catastrophic fires this month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) led Democratic 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 p

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
Mining reform legislation would generate hundreds of millions to address the legacy of contamination from abandoned mines

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) was joined by 19 other Democrats in introducing the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act (H.R. 5060),  legislation that would reform the General Mining Act of 1872 to protect taxpayers and the environment and bring hardrock mining into the 21st Century.

Jul 8, 2014 Press Release
Yellowstone gray wolves have been killed by hunters just outside of park boundaries

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter urging Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to create critical buffer zones to protect endangered gray wolves in or around our National Parks. In 2011, Congress legislated a U.S.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted Republicans for the passage of H.R. 4899, “Drill Everywhere” legislation that will mandate drilling off our coasts and public lands, and erode key environmental review.

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release
Funds will expand terminal and improve security checkpoint

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the Eugene Airport will receive a $7.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its terminal. The 19,000 square foot expansion will improve facilities and make the security checkpoint area more efficient.

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