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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after the House approved H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 in a 392-37 vote.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today praised the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after it announced it would change the 40-mile calculation used to determine the distance between a veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted the House Republican budget for slashing investments in new transportation infrastructure projects and cutting family-wage, American jobs.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced today he has secured a two-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS). This program is critical to Oregon’s schools, roads and local law enforcement. It will be included in the so-called “Doc Fix” bill, which the House is expected to vote on this week.

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Members of Congress today refuted claims that United States Trade Representative Michael Froman is making about the trade deficit. Ambassador Froman has told Members of Congress that the U.S. has a trade surplus with its free trade agreement partners, which is in direct contradiction to U.S. International Trade Commission data showing the U.S.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan group focused on helping America’s small businesses grow

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Patrick McHenry (R-TN) and Richard Neal (D-MA) are pleased to announce the House Small Brewers Caucus has been reestablished in the 114th Congress. Founded by DeFazio and Rep.

Mar 12, 2015 Press Release
Asks GAO to evaluate emergency response to rail accidents in remote areas

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an examination of emergency response capabilities to handle crude oil transportation by rail. 

Mar 11, 2015 Press Release
11 members of both parties urge agency to hold additional listening sessions around the Pacific Northwest

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Eleven members of the U.S. House from the Pacific Northwest wrote today to the U.S. Forest Service urging them to hold more listening sessions on upcoming revisions to the Northwest Forest Plan. The members expressed concern that sessions are only planned for three locations: Seattle, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; and Redding, Calif.

Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Letter Calls on Interior Secretary to Change Course, Use Best Science

Washington, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M.

Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Proposed trade deal would devastate U.S. manufacturing

Washington, D.C. – With Congress preparing to consider Trade Promotion Authority at any time, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) joined his fellow members of Congress and hundreds of American workers, including Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain, at the U.S. Capitol today to urge its defeat.