Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the reversal of the Trump administration’s decision to transfer oversight of the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs) from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Labor (DOL), effectively ending the program.
Following reports that President Trump is considering military action in Iran, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced the War Powers Amendments of 2019, H.J. Res 66, comprehensive legislation that clarifies under the Constitution that President Trump must seek congressional authorization prior to sending U.S. troops into combat.
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden and today sought federal disaster assistance for spring storms that hit Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla and Wheeler counties over a two-week stretch in April.
A bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) preserving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 313-109.
Congressman Peter DeFazio today introduced the HIGHER ED and AID Acts, two pieces of legislation aimed at making it easier for students to attend and pay for higher education.
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that Eugene Airport has been approved for a fourth explosives detection system (EDS) machine.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), together with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), today led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 18 senators and 33 representatives in pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S.
Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden, today announced more than $16.2 million in grant funding for taxiway improvements at airports in Oregon.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced a $6.5 million grant for the Southwest Oregon Regional airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today re-introduced with Rep. Matt Gaetz bipartisan legislation, the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2019, also known as “Canyon’s Law,” to ban the use of two lethal poisons for predator control purposes.
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.
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).