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Oct 20, 2021 Press Release

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).

Oct 19, 2021 Press Release
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.

Oct 13, 2021 Press Release

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.

Oct 4, 2021 Press Release
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.

Sep 30, 2021 Press Release

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.

Sep 28, 2021 Press Release

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.

Sep 24, 2021 Press Release

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.

Sep 24, 2021 Press Release

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.

Sep 23, 2021 Press Release

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.

Sep 22, 2021 Press Release
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.