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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release
Will request an Inspector General audit of PHMSA safety programs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging him to take immediate action to address rail tank car safety and other significant pipeline and hazardous materials safety hazards.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Obama Administration to use a portion of the federal funds allocated for dredging at Oregon’s ports.

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted the House Republican Leadership for passing legislation that bypasses federal agencies to allow construction on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.  DeFazio helped lead Democratic opposition to the controversial legislation, which has bee

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC-  University of Oregon alumnus Rep. Peter DeFazio and Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan today placed a friendly bet on the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship game. If the University of Oregon captures its first national title Monday night, Rep. Ryan agreed to give DeFazio a gallon of famous Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream from Columbus, Ohio.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
Small BREW Act decreases per barrel excise tax

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Richard Neal (MA-01) today led a bipartisan group of Members in introducing legislation to reduce the tax burden on America’s small brewers. Joining Paulsen and Neal in the introduction of the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce (BREW) Act were Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep.

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- In a speech on the House Floor today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) praised the passage of Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s bipartisan Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act, highlighting how the bill will help Oregon’s coastal residents prepare for a tsunami and better protect their lives and property.

Dec 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Three leading House Democratic lawmakers called on Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to use regular order for consideration of controversial legislation to approve construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

Dec 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Oregon Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden have called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay a rule – scheduled to take effect next month - that could have a devastating impact on emergency medical services in rural communities across Oregon.