Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College earlier today:
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 719, the Continuing Appropriations for FY 2016:
Bipartisan, no-cost legislation benefits three Southwestern Oregon tribes
The House of Representatives today approved legislation sponsored by Congressman Peter DeFazio that would strengthen the tribal authority and expand the land rights of three Southwestern Oregon federally-recognized tribes.
(For a video of Congressman DeFazio speaking on the House Floor in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, please click here.)
Forest Service Says the Agency Is Running Out of Money To Fight Wildfires
Eugene, OR – Today, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pressed for critical legislation that would provide needed resources to fight catastrophic wildfires and prevent so-called fire borrowing that drains resources from efforts to reduce fuel and prevent future fires.
Rep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement in recognition of the 80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law tomorrow:
WASHINGTON, DC—At a town hall meeting in Port Orford yesterday, in response to a question from a constituent about the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will dedicate $4 million to help support the production of an onshore earthquake early warning (EEW) system on the West Coast. The money will be awarded to four universities, including the University of Oregon.
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.
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