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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) today, reintroduced the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, H.R. 2462, which repeals the antiquated exemption that allows the health insurance industry to operate beyond the reach of federal antitrust laws. 

May 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Senator Ron Wyden, Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) introduced the Columbia River Basin Restoration Act. The legislation would authorize $50 million over five years for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a voluntary, com

May 20, 2015 Press Release
Lawmaker Warns More to Come Under Trans-Pacific Partnership

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today criticized H.R. 2393, legislation to repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for meat products as a disturbing measure that undermines the rights and health of the American people. 

May 19, 2015 Press Release
Urge Republicans to start work on robust, long-term investments immediately

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), together with 19 Committee Democrats, introduced H.R.

May 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, in a hearing in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) criticized Congress for decades of neglect when it comes to preparing for catastrophic earthquakes.

May 19, 2015 Press Release
Lawmakers outline concerns, request answers in letter to Postmaster Megan J. Brennan about plans to close facilities in Bend and Eugene

Washington, D.C. – In a joint letter today to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, Oregon’s congressional delegation expressed serious reservations about proposals to close mail processing centers in Bend and Eugene.

May 18, 2015 Press Release
Congress passes bipartisan Coast Guard bill

Washington, D.C. –. Today, Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) applauded the House passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, legislation that would keep the Newport air facility open indefinitely.

May 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Michael Capuano (D-MA) issued the following statement in response to the horrific Pennsylvania Amtrak train derailment.

May 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – A group of House and Senate lawmakers today asked the Interior Department to limit the unnecessary releases of natural gas from oil and gas wells on public lands in light of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finding that federal officials have not improved natural gas

May 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will be in Eugene Monday, May 4, leading a rally to oppose fast track trade authority for President Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.  Later he will lead a discussion with University of Oregon students about the student debt crisis. Event details follow: