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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the Brookings Airport will receive a $231,568 federal grant to install a wildlife perimeter fence.

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced his town hall schedule for the August 2014 recess. Rep. DeFazio will travel the district to meet with constituents to discuss jobs and transportation legislation, the federal budget, Social Security, Medicare, port dredging and other issues relevant to Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District.

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release
‘Agent Orange’ crops linked to damaging health and environmental effects

Washington, DC- With just weeks before a final decision is to be made, 50 members of Congress, led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), a senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, today took to the floor to blast Republican leadership for refusing to consider the Senate’s short-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
Newly-released survey suggests waiting times were manipulated

Washington, DC-Rep. Peter DeFazio is calling for full accountability and possible disciplinary actions at the VA Roseburg Medical Center and the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center in White City after a survey conducted by the VA suggested employees manipulated patient wait times and kept wait lists secret.

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.

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