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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released a framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure that would address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from addressing the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer str

Jan 28, 2020 Press Release

The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled: “GSA Outleases and the Trump Old Post Office Hotel.” Video of Chair DeFazio’s remarks as delivered can be found here.

Jan 23, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will rollback clean water protections included in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. According to the U.S.

Jan 18, 2020 Press Release

Rep. DeFazio today issued the following statement:

“I’m angered by the dismissal of the landmark Juliana v. United States lawsuit. Congress must take action on climate change. As Chair of the Transportation Committee, I’m drafting a bill that will invest in green technologies & bring our transportation systems into the 21st century.”

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Jan 17, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) participated in a Congressional delegation trip to Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico to investigate the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico policy and the use of tent court facilities to adjudicate Remain in Mexico asylum cases.

Jan 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to the President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Ian Jeffries, asking for follow up after an article in The Atlantic.

Jan 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statements regarding the newly-released report on the certification process for the Boe

Jan 15, 2020 Press Release

The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled: “Oversight of Working Conditions for Airline Ground Workers.”

Chair DeFazio:

Jan 14, 2020 Press Release

The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled: “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation.”

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Jan 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) voted in support of H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019, which passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 247 to 159.

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