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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio joined twenty-two of his colleagues in condemning President Donald Trump’s assault on independent oversight from Inspectors General (IGs) and requesting direct input from the Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), who is also the Department of Justice Inspector General, to strengthen

Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici, announced today that 3,454 hospitals in Oregon will receive a total of $291 million in funding to enhance their coronavirus response efforts.

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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department’s response to calls for a free tool to help those who do not normally file a tax return receive their economic impact payments.

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Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) will host a Tele-Town Hall Meeting on the COVID-19 public health crisis on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PST.

DeFazio will speak on the recovery effort to combat the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak and will answer questions from constituents.

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Apr 6, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today warned of financial scams on the rise in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

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.

Apr 1, 2020 Press Release

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.

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Apr 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Mar 30, 2020 Press Release

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:

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

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.

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