In the wake of newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s “Friday Night Massacre” at the United States Postal Service (USPS), Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) are calling on him to resign or be removed immediately.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) Act, legislation that will reduce violence in mental health crisis response and strengthen community-based mental health resources.
The bill is the House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden.
Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) Tuesday led 130 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting strong support for the United States Postal Service in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today urged his constituents to complete the 2020 U.S. Census, as records indicate that more than one-third of Oregonians have yet to respond.
Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the “Prevent Federal Law Enforcement Abuse in the Protection of Federal Property Act,” legislation to strengthen and clarify 40 U.S. Code § 1315, the statute the Trump administration is abusing in order to deputize Federal employees of the U.S.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the ongoing clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers across Oregon:
“The actions of federal agents in Oregon over the past few weeks—made at the direction of President Trump—are those of an authoritarian regime, not an open democracy.
Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) managed debate as the U.S. House of Representatives considered Sami’s Law (H.R. 4686).
Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) applauded House passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA).
As the expiration of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program rapidly approaches, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the urgent need for the Trump administration and Senate Republicans to end their political games and work to pass additional coronavirus relief legislation for the American people:
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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).