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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release
The PIPES Act includes critical safety provisions to protect Oregon communities

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded Committee passage of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (PIPES Act), bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety programs.

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In advance of Tax Day, Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation that would amend the U.S. Constitution to include a balanced budget amendment.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio announced today that two grants for critical repairs and upgrades have been awarded to airports in Gold Beach and Albany, OR.

The grants, totaling nearly $400,000, were awarded from the Department of Transportation.

Apr 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTONRep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s recently-released Resource Management Plan for Western Oregon:

Apr 1, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE--Rep. Peter DeFazio today applauded the decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to limit the duration of camping at Bastendorff Beach to one night.

Mar 11, 2016 Press Release
First-of-its-kind project will highlight clear route for tsunami evacuation in high-risk zones

EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today in Florence helped to kick off the innovative Tsunami Blue Line project that will highlight a clear tsunami evacuation route for Oregonians in high-risk inundation zones.

Mar 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Tom Marino (R-PA) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging clarification of privacy and security standards for connected health technologies.

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release
Bill would also allow states to use federal funds for wildfire prevention

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the passage of H.R. 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015.

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today sent a letter to Oregon State Senate Democrats blasting pending legislation before the body that would ratify the flawed decision by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s endangered species list and block judicial review of their decision.

Feb 12, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan letter to Department of Justice Outlines Small Brewers’ Concerns Over Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Acquisition of SABMiller

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-Chairmen of the House Small Brewer’s Caucus, led a letter with Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) urging the Department of Justice to undertake a comprehensive review of the massive global merger of beer manufacturers Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) and SABMiller.