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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release
Bill would also allow states to use federal funds for wildfire prevention

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the passage of H.R. 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015.

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today sent a letter to Oregon State Senate Democrats blasting pending legislation before the body that would ratify the flawed decision by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s endangered species list and block judicial review of their decision.

Feb 12, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan letter to Department of Justice Outlines Small Brewers’ Concerns Over Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Acquisition of SABMiller

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-Chairmen of the House Small Brewer’s Caucus, led a letter with Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) urging the Department of Justice to undertake a comprehensive review of the massive global merger of beer manufacturers Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) and SABMiller.

Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

Reps. Blumenauer, DeFazio, Other Members Call on EPA to Reevaluate Risks of Powerful Herbicide Before Reapproved


Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Representatives Greg Walden and Peter DeFazio today introduced the bipartisan Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act, or ‘TSA Fairness Act,’ which would restore commercial air service to the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport by bringing back federal TSA screening at the airport.

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $9 million this year towards operations and maintenance dredging projects at Oregon’s small ports.  Over $5 million of those funds will go towards the needs of small ports along Oregon’s South Coast.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

Today, Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke at the White House Earthquake Resilience Summit on the need for earthquake early warning systems and earthquake-resilient technologies.

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release
DeFazio provision to keep life-saving air station open will be signed into law

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 4188, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, which included language that will keep the Newport air facility open for at least two years. The House was required to again pass the legislation after the Senate adopted the bill with amendments in December.

Jan 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Today, in response to the ongoing illegal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) led eight Members of Congress in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Jan 16, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE—After fighting to overcome years of bureaucratic delays and mismanagement, Congressman Peter DeFazio today participated in the ribbon-cutting of the brand-new VA Health Center in Eugene. Congressman DeFazio was instrumental in securing nearly $80 million in federal funding for a new, larger VA clinic.