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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted in favor of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which passed the House of Representatives on a 228 – 187 vote. The bill restores the full strength of the Voting Rights Act after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby v. Holder decision hollowed the Act, unleashing a flood of voter suppression laws.

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today responded to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) announcement that, despite repeated objections from Members of Congress, safety and environmental groups, it has granted a Special Permit to a little-known company to transport liquefied

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after Uber released its first-ever safety report, which detailed 3,000 reports of sexual assaults on U.S. rides in 2018 alone.

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), expressing his concerns with the Corps’ review of the Clean Water Act Permit for the development of an open pit mine to be constructed in the Bristol Bay watershed, Alaska.

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the Corvallis Municipal Airport received a $2.15 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant is made possible by funding approved by Congress.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today approved several bills authored by Chair Rep. Peter DeFazio that will make transportation infrastructure safer for Americans. The legislation will next go before the full House of Representatives for consideration. Brief summaries of the bills approved today are below.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) called on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General to audit the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of aeronautical repair stations.

Nov 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) held a hearing today to examine how the U.S.

Nov 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced H.R. 5139 the “Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act,” legislation to help track and prevent sexual assault and harassment from occurring in different modes of transportation.

Nov 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) officially requested the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a review of the operator of the Keystone Pipeline System as well as the federal agency that oversees it.

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