Public Option would Lower Costs, Increase Competition among Private Insurers
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday introduced legislation, H.R. 1307, that would establish a public health insurance option in the national health insurance market.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
DeFazio Highlights Need for Affordable Care Act in Response to President Trump’s Address to Congress
Pushing back against President Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congressman Peter DeFazio will leave his guest’s seat empty at tonight’s Joint Session of Congress to represent one of his constituents who will die or go bankrupt due to a health crisis if the law is repealed.
Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed legislation introduced by Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that could provide critical funding for an earthquake early warning system off the Pacific Northwest coast.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to Congress:
“Tonight we heard a lot from President Trump about the many promises he has made to the American people—promises that he has yet to make good on.
Legislation comes on the day that millionaires stop paying into the program
Congressman Peter DeFazio and Senator Bernie Sanders today introduced joint legislation, the Social Security Expansion Act, to strengthen the Social Security program for future generations on the day that millionaires stop paying into Social Security.
“Blueprint for America’s New Trade Policy” Replaces Failed NAFTA Deal
Supported by labor groups, trade stakeholders, and environmental groups, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced a resolution that lays out the principles that must be included in any replacement of the disastrous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Public Option would Lower Costs, Increase Competition among Private Insurance Monopolies
Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) today introduced a resolution supporting the inclusion of a public health insurance option in the American health insurance market, H. Res. 130.
Legislation reaffirms Congress’ constitutional powers to commit American troops to conflict
Following reports that President Trump is considering sending U.S. ground forces into Northern Syria, Congressman Peter DeFazio today introduced the War Powers Amendments of 2017, legislation that clarifies under the Constitution that President Trump must seek congressional authorization prior to sending U.S. troops into combat.
Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today cut through bureaucratic red tape in the Trump Administration and helped to secure an increased catch limit for groundfish species caught in the Pacific Northwest Region.