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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced a pair of bills that would protect Social Security trust funds from being diverted to pay for other programs and preserve Social Security benefits for future generations.

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Apr 22, 2015 Press Release
Legislation would cut off funding for trafficking that funds terrorist groups and threatens national security (updated with quote from Born Free USA)

Washington, D.C. – In recognition of Earth Day, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to save the world’s last remaining African elephants and rhinoceros from poachers. The bill would impose trade sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory and rhino horn trafficking.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release
Lawmaker Calls it the Same Raw Deal for American Workers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today responded to the introduction of so-called “fast track” legislation that would give President Obama the authority to push through major trade deals with little to no input from Congress. The bill was introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Apr 15, 2015 Press Release
Vice Admiral says USCG has received the message ‘loud and clear’

Washington, D.C. –. Today at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) voiced his support for the U.S. Coast Guard and its mission, and blasted stagnant budgets that have made it more difficult for the Coast Guard to meet its mission demands and improve its performance.

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after the Senate approved H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The bill, also referred to as the “Doc Fix,” was passed by the House on March 26, and includes a provision authored by DeFazio and Rep.

Apr 10, 2015 Press Release
Today’s Ribbon-Cutting Marks Historic Legislative Victory

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio joined Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley in Josephine County to celebrate the expansion of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.  Thanks to legislation passed by Congress last December, the site increased nearly eightfold, from 480 acres to 4,550 acres.

Apr 7, 2015 Press Release
Senators Wyden and Merkley, Congressman DeFazio praise new protections for iconic landmark

Portland, OR – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio will meet Friday with advocates for the Oregon Caves to celebrate the first tourist season with added land and protections for one of the state’s most unique natural treasures.

Apr 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued urgent recommendations that would improve safety of rail tank cars transporting hazardous materials.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after the House approved H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 in a 392-37 vote.

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