DeFazio urges federal agencies to track whether information on hazardous shipments is being shared with first responders
Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to an investigation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found the federal government does not track whether emergency responders are given critical information about shipments of hazardous materials transported by rail.
EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released an audio statement on the 2016 Presidential election results. A transcript of the remarks is below:
“First and foremost, I want to thank the people of the 4th Congressional district for their strong vote of support for the work I’ve been doing to represent them in Washington, D.C.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded nearly $260,000 to the State of Oregon to develop or revise emergency plans and invest in emergency response training to deal with accidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials.
“As we mark one year since the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College, we stand strong with the community of Roseburg. Our thoughts are with the friends and family who lost loved ones that day, and with a community that continues to work together to recover.
This week Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced the Helping Improve Grants for Higher Education & Repayment of Expensive Debt (HIGHER ED) Act, a bill that will make college more affordable for students nationwide.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to ensure that any new U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement ensures fair competition and a level playing field for U.S. softwood lumber producers.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted House Republican leadership for removing his bipartisan provision to guarantee that money intended to dredge the nation’s coastal and inland commercial ports would actually go towards harbor maintenance, rather than unrelated government spending.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation that would improve government transparency and increase accountability in the notoriously slow and opaque rulemaking process.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Tom Carper (D-DE) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finding the United States is inadequately prepared for a major earthquake.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today led a bipartisan letter to House Leadership with fifty-one other Representatives urging Congress to reauthorize full funding for the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program for FY2016.