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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Aug 13, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement in recognition of the 80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law tomorrow:

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—At a town hall meeting in Port Orford yesterday, in response to a question from a constituent about the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will dedicate $4 million to help support the production of an onshore earthquake early warning (EEW) system on the West Coast. The money will be awarded to four universities, including the University of Oregon. 

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to 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. 

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
So-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” would overturn state and local laws requiring GMO labeling, denies consumers their right to know what’s in their food


Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

In a bill that passed the House of Representatives today, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) secured a number of critical provisions that will improve forest health, create jobs in rural communities, and provide needed resources to fight catastrophic wildfires.

Jun 30, 2015 Press Release
Legislation will help protect three Wild and Scenic Rivers from nickel strip mining and in-stream mining and prevent new mining claims

WASHINGTON, DC – Seeking to protect a celebrated collection of world-class salmon and steelhead rivers, U.S.

Jun 19, 2015 Press Release

EUGENE, OR – On Friday, Congressman Peter DeFazio celebrated the 25th anniversary of the designation of the Newberry Volcano as a National Volcanic Monument and recalled his efforts to secure the historic designation.

The monument, located in Deschutes National Forest, includes more than 56,000 acres of natural wonders.  The volcano is the largest in the Cascades volcanic arc.

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release
DeFazio calls defeat of fast track package, “A victory for economic fairness, transparency and American workers”

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today was pleased by the defeat of a trade package that would allow President Obama to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade agreement that would cost the American economy thousands of middle-class jobs and undermine U.S. laws protecting consumer rights and the environment.

Jun 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement on H.R. 2393, the Country of Labeling Origin Amendments Act: