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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

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.

Jul 5, 2016 Press Release

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 the Coos Bay Rail Line $11 million to rehabilitate nine crumbling tunnels along the critical rail link between Eugene and Coquille.

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release
Oregon’s land-use protections threatened by new federal regulations

Today, members of Oregon’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate, strongly urging the agency to work closely with Oregon communities on FEMA’s plan to implement changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

“I’ve been fighting for years to ensure consumers get what they want -- access to information about the food they eat,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio.

Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to quickly finalize critical safety rules that will better protect communities and environmentally sensitive areas from catastrophic crude oil train accidents.

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release
he PIPES Act includes critical safety provisions to protect Oregon communities

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded House passage of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (PIPES Act), bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety program.

Jun 6, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE—Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the Union Pacific train derailment that occurred in Mosier, OR last week:

Jun 2, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today joined Brookings city officials to break ground on a critical water storage project at Brookings Airport that will bolster Southwestern Oregon’s disaster preparedness efforts and provide a significant economic development opportunity for the region.

May 27, 2016 Press Release
H.R. 5340, the FASTER Act, will ensure passenger security fees are used for aviation security

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the start of a busy travel weekend, Ranking Members of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS), along with Representative Bob Dold (R-IL), introduced bipartisan legislation that would help ease congestion and long lines at TSA screening checkpoints at airports.