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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Oct 29, 2014 Press Release

Springfield, OR- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today joined approximately 75 McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center workers on the picket line during day two of a 72-hour strike. Rep. DeFazio strongly supports the workers’ call for a fair contract with the for-profit hospital.

Oct 22, 2014 Press Release
First Responders Need More Time To Plan for Emergencies; Lawmakers Vow to Use Time To Fight for Long-Term Alternative

Washington, D.C. – Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined today with Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici to call on the U.S.

Oct 21, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio joined Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today to urge VA Secretary Bob McDonald to oversee the selection of the next director of the VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS).

Oct 1, 2014 Press Release
Rep. DeFazio wrote provision that forces new disclosures

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is applauding the first-ever release of data detailing the financial relationship between doctors and the prescription drug and medical device industries. In 2008, Rep. DeFazio introduced The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which became a provision in the Affordable Care Act known as the Open Payments Program.

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants that will promote arts education in local schools.

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $2.4 million grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. The competitive grant will support job-driven training for careers in the healthcare and natural resources industries.

Sep 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce that Oregon will receive $2.6 million a year for seven years to help low-income students in Oregon’s rural communities prepare for college.

Sep 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1.5 million to Lane and Douglas counties’ transit programs.

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
‘Congress should know what the plan is before we vote on it’

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted against the McKeon amendment, which would authorize the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to train and equip the Syrian opposition to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The amendment passed 273 to 156, and is attached to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2015.

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

The following statement was submitted for the record in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 17, 2014.

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