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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio testified before the Ways & Means Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee on the impact that H.R. 2903, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, would have on America’s small brewers.

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release
The 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 Committee 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 programs.

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In advance of Tax Day, Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation that would amend the U.S. Constitution to include a balanced budget amendment.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio announced today that two grants for critical repairs and upgrades have been awarded to airports in Gold Beach and Albany, OR.

The grants, totaling nearly $400,000, were awarded from the Department of Transportation.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) urged the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to reconsider two proposals that would significantly delay Amtrak train travel throughout Oregon and the United States.

Apr 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTONRep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s recently-released Resource Management Plan for Western Oregon:

Apr 1, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE--Rep. Peter DeFazio today applauded the decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to limit the duration of camping at Bastendorff Beach to one night.

Mar 11, 2016 Press Release
First-of-its-kind project will highlight clear route for tsunami evacuation in high-risk zones

EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today in Florence helped to kick off the innovative Tsunami Blue Line project that will highlight a clear tsunami evacuation route for Oregonians in high-risk inundation zones.

Mar 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Tom Marino (R-PA) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging clarification of privacy and security standards for connected health technologies.