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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Committees and Caucuses

Congressman DeFazio is proud to represent Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Click on the committee name below to link to the website:

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  (Chairman)

Committees are integral to the work of Congress in determining the policy needs of the nation and acting on them. Committees in the House have four primary powers:

  • to conduct hearings and investigations,
  • to consider bills and resolutions and amendments to them,
  • to report legislation to the House for its possible consideration, and
  • to conduct oversight of the executive branch.

Please click HERE to find out more information on the committee process and other important government proceedings.


Congressional Caucuses are formed by Members to provide a forum for issues or legislative agendas. A number of caucuses exist in the House and their primary function is to draw attention to issues of importance to their membership.  A complete list of Caucus membership is provided below

House Small Brewer's Caucus [founder and current co-chair]

Northwest Energy Caucus [current co-chair]

Organic Caucus [current co-chair]

Populist Caucus [current Vice Chair]

Progressive Caucus [founder]

Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Alzheimer's Caucus

Animal protection caucus

Bike Caucus

Coast Guard Caucus

Coastal Caucus

Community College Caucus

Community Health Care Caucus

Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Democratic Caucus

Diabetes Caucus

Fire Services Caucus

Future of American Media Caucus

Generic Drug Equity Caucus

Healthy Forest Caucus

Human Rights Caucus

Humanities Caucus

House Hunger Caucus

House Soils Caucus

Indian Caucus

Internet Caucus

Jobs Now! Congressional Caucus

Mental Health Care Caucus

Native American Caucus

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Passenger Rail Caucus

Pro-choice caucus

Public Broadcasting Caucus

Rural Caucus

Rural Education Caucus

Rural Health Care Caucus

Sportsman Caucus

Trails Caucus

Waterways Caucus