“The decision by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove gray wolves from the Oregon endangered species list is outrageous. With only 81 known wolves in the state, the gray wolf needs protection now more than ever. Although the Commission is supposed to base their decisions in sound science, they instead caved to powerful ranching and other special interests.
Legislation includes “Docs-to-Doctors” provision to allow servicemembers who have served in medical roles to transition directly into the VA; would make it easier for veterans to access the health care they need
Today, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio announced new, bipartisan legislation to improve health care at VA facilities. The Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act would make common-sense changes in staffing policies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve veterans care at VA health care facilities.
DeFazio will continue to push for additional funding to fix roads, bridges
Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (STRR), a bipartisan, six year bill to begin to repair and rebuild our crumbling roads, bridges, and transit systems.
The office of Representative Peter DeFazio released the following statement today:
“My colleagues in Washington need to get their heads out of the sand and start addressing the very real problems facing seniors today. It is completely unacceptable that the government will not be issuing a cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients in 2016.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the completion of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations:
“The completion of negotiations on the specifics of the TPP changes very little: it’s still a bad deal that will devastate American manufacturing, cause massive layoffs and prioritize corporate interests over the needs of everyday Americans.
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.)