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Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today applauded the Treasury Department and Social Security Administration’s response to calls for automatic COVID-19 economic impact payments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.

Apr 14, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced agreements with 10 air carriers that will use Congressionally-approved grants to keep an estimated 750,000 airline employees on the payroll through September.

Apr 14, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured more than $25 million in grants for southwest Oregon airports in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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.

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.

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 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.

Apr 6, 2020 Press Release

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

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.

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