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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to ensure that any new U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement ensures fair competition and a level playing field for U.S. softwood lumber producers.

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation that would improve government transparency and increase accountability in the notoriously slow and opaque rulemaking process.

Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Tom Carper (D-DE) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finding the United States is inadequately prepared for a major earthquake.

Sep 23, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today led a bipartisan letter to House Leadership with fifty-one other Representatives urging Congress to reauthorize full funding for the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program for FY2016.

Sep 23, 2016 Press Release
Area will permanently protect nearly 100,000 acres of federal forest service land and over 50 miles of streams that serve as prime spawning habitat for wild steelhead

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced the introduction of the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Act of 2016, H.R. 6129, legislation that would designate nearly 100,000 acres in the Steamboat Creek Watershed in Umpqua National Forest for salmon preservation.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Public Option would Lower Costs, Increase Competition among Private Insurance Monopolies

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) today introduced a resolution supporting the inclusion of a public health insurance option in the American health insurance market.

Sep 21, 2016 Press Release
Committee hearing included witnesses from the State of Oregon and the city of Beaverton

Today, in a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing, Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Oregon that threaten to stifle economic growth and prevent development or redevelopment in over 230 Oregon communities. The following issues were raised in testimony at today’s hearing:

Sep 1, 2016 Press Release

Representative Peter DeFazio today announced nearly a million dollars in new funding has been awarded to combat veteran homelessness across southwestern Oregon.

The VA has awarded $985,293 in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families avoid homelessness.

Aug 24, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $171,000 to the Charleston and Sutherlin fire departments to help protect their firefighters.

Aug 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) awarded approximately $3.7 million to six universities including the University of Oregon to support the transition of the “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning (EEW) system from testing to production.