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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
Bipartisan backing for federal support to mobilize up to 1,250 National Guard members comes in letter to White House

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.

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.

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

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.

 

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Mar 24, 2020 Press Release

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.

Mar 23, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the Senate Republicans’ Coronavirus economic relief package, which failed by a vote of 49-46:

Mar 20, 2020 Press Release

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.

Mar 20, 2020 Press Release
Following a letter from the delegation, the Small Business Administration has declared an economic disaster for the state

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