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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Feb 19, 2019 Blog Post

Let’s consider some real news, for a change: Last year was officially proclaimed the fourth-warmest on record; scientists predict that melting ice in 

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Feb 19, 2019 Blog Post

The age of climate panic is here. Last summer, a heat wave baked the entire Northern Hemisphere, killing dozens from Quebec to Japan.

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Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded House passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes critical funding for construction of the first Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter.

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation Wednesday to expand Social Security benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come.

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Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson (D-MS) today introduced legislation with Congressman John Katko (R-NY) to bolster funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its workforce, ensuring that the agency has the necessary funds and resources to secure America’s a

Feb 8, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio this week reintroduced four bills that would protect several critical salmon and steelhead habitats in southwestern Oregon and designate more than 30,000 acres of public land as Wilderness.

Feb 6, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House passed legislation introduced by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019, to help fund an earthquake early warning system that could save lives, reduce injuries, and mitigate infrastructure damage from the devastating effects of a major quake off the Oregon Coast. 

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

Jan 11, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rep. Bennie G.

Jan 9, 2019 Press Release

Today, Oregon lawmakers applauded legislation introduced by Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that would provide funding for the Coast Guard and ensure that active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard are paid during the government shutdown.

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Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).

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