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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

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


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: 

Jun 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement on H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relieft Act:

May 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Oregon Congressional delegation including Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressmen Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici announced that the U.S.

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