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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Apr 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC (April 10, 2014)- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released the following statement after House Republicans passed the Ryan Republican Budget. The budget passed by a vote of 219 to 205.

Apr 11, 2014 Press Release
More than 31,000 Oregonians Affected by Cuts to Date

Washington, DC (April 7, 2014)– Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) today praised the U.S. Senate for approving a bill to extend unemployment benefits to more than 2.3 million Americans, including 31,000 Oregonians, and strongly urged his colleagues in the House to do the same.

Apr 1, 2014 Press Release
H.R. 1459 would end an era of protections for iconic American landscapes
Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted House Republicans for voting to gut Presidential authority to designate new wilderness, National Parks, and National Monuments outlined in the Antiquities Act. The Republican legislation, H.R.
Apr 1, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC – Calling it a stunning turnaround, Rep. Peter DeFazio today extended his congratulations to Coos Bay Rail Link for its designation as Railway Age’s 2014 Short Line Railroad of the Year. The Coos Bay Rail Link competed against similar railroads from around the entire country.
Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
After years of underfunding, small ports to get extra maintenance funds

Washington, DC – Rep. Peter DeFazio is pleased to announce that ports in Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District will receive an additional $4.5 million for operation and maintenance projects this year. The projects, which include dredging, are critical to local economies and the fishing industry.

Feb 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio, ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, joined Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and 120 other members of the House of Representatives to send a letter to U.S.

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio and Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley applauded the Obama Administration’s selection of Oregon State University to be one of seven Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change. As announced by the U.S.

Jan 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today joined 102 Democrats and 63 Republicans to vote no on a five-year, $956 billion farm bill. Despite positive gains for organic producers, Rep. DeFazio was strongly opposed to the bill’s subsidies for corporate farms and its cuts to federal food stamps that would affect an estimated 80,000 Oregonians.

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released the following statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DCRep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement of new reforms regarding the National Security Agency and other agencies:

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