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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

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Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today applauded the inclusion of emergency funding for wildland fire suppression in the supplemental appropriations bill just passed by the House of Representatives.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today blasted the continuing leadership failures within the Veterans Administration (VA) and specifically called on officials to change the management system at the VA Roseburg Health Care System (VARHS).

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Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded over $250,000 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 haz

Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement in response to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop’s request to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to review all mineral withdrawals ordered by the Obama administration, including the withdrawal on the Smith River and the headwaters of Hunte

Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has received two Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants providing $4.9 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT). DeFazio helped create this grant program in the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)”, which passed Congress in 2015.

Sep 18, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Reps.

Sep 16, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced a $1 million Emergency Relief grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the State of Oregon for the repair of federal highways and roads on federal lands that have been damaged by wildfire. The funds are available immediately.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today asked federal officials what’s being done to deploy more unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to fight wildfires raging throughout Oregon and the West.

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today submitted testimony to a hearing held by the International Trade Commission (ITC) calling for a ruling against  the unfair softwood lumber trade practices employed by the Canadian lumber industry that are devastating Southwest Oregon’s timber industry.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Greg Walden (OR-02), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today sent a letter to House leaders requesting that emergency funding for wildland fire suppression be included in the Hurricane Harvey emergency supplemental appropriations bill the House will take up later this week.

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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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