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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Sep 1, 2016 Press Release

Representative Peter DeFazio today announced nearly a million dollars in new funding has been awarded to combat veteran homelessness across southwestern Oregon.

The VA has awarded $985,293 in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families avoid homelessness.

Aug 24, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $171,000 to the Charleston and Sutherlin fire departments to help protect their firefighters.

Aug 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) awarded approximately $3.7 million to six universities including the University of Oregon to support the transition of the “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning (EEW) system from testing to production.

Aug 8, 2016 Press Release
DeFazio has secured millions to save the critical economic link

Washington, D.C. – At the Coos Bay Railroad Centennial Opening Ceremony in North Bend, Oregon, the Coos Bay Rail Link unveiled a train engine named after Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR).

Jul 21, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio, founder and co-chairman of the House Small Brewer’s Caucus, released the following statement about the Department of Justice settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev:

Jul 21, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded Lane Transit District a grant totaling nearly $3.5 million to purchase and deploy five Zero-Emission electric buses.

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release

Congressmen Peter DeFazio, Randy Forbes, Dan Lipinski and more than fifty lawmakers today urged Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to investigate the pending joint venture with the North Carolina-based rail manufacturing company, Vertex Railcar Corporation, and two Chinese corporations, Chinese Railroad Rolling Stock Corporation (CR

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
Disingenuous labeling bill continues to make it difficult for consumers to know what’s in their food, preempts state labeling laws


Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation that would levy a 0.03 percent tax on transactions of stocks, bonds and derivatives to discourage the same speculative financial trading that led to the 2008 Wall Street collapse and 2010 ‘Flash Crash’.  Revenue could be directed to programs that strengthen Main Street American families.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release
DeFazio was a key negotiator on legislation dealing with aviation safety and drones

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that will advance aviation safety, improve airline travel for passengers, and facilitate the use of drones to assist with wildfire fighting efforts and prevention.