Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today led more than 120 lawmakers in demanding that Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, along with Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul and Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, automatically send stimulus payments to vulnerable seniors, veterans receiving pensions, and individuals with disabilities.
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden in a letter today to the White House backed Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s request for federal support to mobilize up to 1,250 members of the Oregon National Guard in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, days after Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act to provide resources for public health and help for millions of workers and families, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, and Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Frank Pallone on a press call to dis
Rep. DeFazio released the following statement in response to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service’s release of its Final Report on the Selective Service System (SSS), which recommends that women aged 18-25 should also register for the military draft:
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the House passage of H.R. 478, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. To watch Rep. DeFazio’s floor speech on the CARES Act, click here.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 478, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
DeFazio’s remarks as prepared for delivery can be found below.
Remarks as delivered can be found here.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has secured key provisions for workers and families in the House Democrats’ bill to address the impacts of the coronavirus.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the Senate Republicans’ Coronavirus economic relief package, which failed by a vote of 49-46:
Chairman Peter DeFazio of Oregon delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee discussed the importance of transportation in securing our health and financial well-being, as well as House Democrats’ commitment to workers and families in our response to coronavirus.
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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).