Bipartisan legislation to help expedite disaster recovery efforts, particularly in rural areas, was introduced today by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO).
Bipartisan letter with Washington lawmakers to USDA pushes for more relief following historic wildfires, drought, heat
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio and Suzanne Bonamici today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take all statutory eligibilities into account when distributing the $10 billion in aid to agricultural producers hit hard by extreme heat, drought, and wildfires this summer.
U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) today requested answers on alleged mistreatment of Oregon National Guard (ORNG) servicemembers deployed to assist with the state’s COVID response.
The major order by USDA follows lawmakers’ push for the agency to buy from Pacific Northwest fisheries and processors who were hard-hit by the pandemic
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase $16.5 million of Pacific seafood through its commodities purchasing program, with over 80 percent of the fish and shrimp coming from Oregon.
Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced over $3.2 million in federal funding for the Hobby Field airport in Creswell, Oregon to help fund airport runway upgrades.
Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) is excited to announce that he will be hosting a Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school.
Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that would fully protect Roe v. Wade under law, guaranteeing equal access to reproductive health care for all Americans.
Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released the following statement after yesterday’s vote on H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
Today, Congressman Peter DeFazio and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.75 million grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon, to support the renovation and modernization of existing instructional space.
Oregon has Created a Total of 74,600 Jobs Since Enactment of American Rescue Plan
– Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced Oregon gained 7,900 jobs in August and 74,600 total jobs this year, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.