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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Oct 1, 2014 Press Release
Rep. DeFazio wrote provision that forces new disclosures

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is applauding the first-ever release of data detailing the financial relationship between doctors and the prescription drug and medical device industries. In 2008, Rep. DeFazio introduced The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which became a provision in the Affordable Care Act known as the Open Payments Program.

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants that will promote arts education in local schools.

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $2.4 million grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. The competitive grant will support job-driven training for careers in the healthcare and natural resources industries.

Sep 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce that Oregon will receive $2.6 million a year for seven years to help low-income students in Oregon’s rural communities prepare for college.

Sep 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1.5 million to Lane and Douglas counties’ transit programs.

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
‘Congress should know what the plan is before we vote on it’

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted against the McKeon amendment, which would authorize the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to train and equip the Syrian opposition to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The amendment passed 273 to 156, and is attached to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2015.

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

The following statement was submitted for the record in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 17, 2014.

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release
Legislation would cut off funding for trafficking that funds terrorist groups

Washington, D.C. –Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) introduced legislation that would impose trade sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory trafficking. Ivory from elephant tusks contributes billions to the global illegal wildlife trade and funds organized crime and terrorist organizations.

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC-  Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released the following statement concerning President Obama’s plan to confront ISIL.

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio is pleased to announce that Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend has been awarded a $588,000 federal grant to improve safety. The grant will facilitate the purchase of an aircraft rescue and fire-fighting vehicle, as well as associated safety equipment.

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