In a press conference today led by Rep. Peter DeFazio and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, a coalition of congressmen and organizations called on President-elect Trump to begin renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) within his first hundred days of taking office.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to President-elect Trump’s transition team urging the incoming president to endorse the DRAIN the SWAMP Act, legislation that would codify a ban on political appointees from lobbying for five years after they leave his administration.
Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted Republican leadership for sabotaging bipartisan legislation that would have created and sustained needed jobs and boosted economic growth in Oregon’s coastal communities.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation that would codify a campaign promise made by President-Elect Trump to ban political appointees from profiting from their time in the Administration after they leave.
Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to an investigation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found the federal government does not track whether emergency responders are given critical information about shipments of hazardous materials transported by rail.
EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released an audio statement on the 2016 Presidential election results. A transcript of the remarks is below:
“First and foremost, I want to thank the people of the 4th Congressional district for their strong vote of support for the work I’ve been doing to represent them in Washington, D.C.
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 nearly $260,000 to the State of Oregon to develop or revise emergency plans and invest in emergency response training to deal with accidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials.
“As we mark one year since the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College, we stand strong with the community of Roseburg. Our thoughts are with the friends and family who lost loved ones that day, and with a community that continues to work together to recover.
This week Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced the Helping Improve Grants for Higher Education & Repayment of Expensive Debt (HIGHER ED) Act, a bill that will make college more affordable for students nationwide.