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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jul 10, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allocate up to $6.5 million in funding this year to address Port Orford’s much-needed repairs for its port’s failed breakwater.

Jun 11, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allocate nearly $15 million this year towards operations and maintenance projects at small ports along Oregon’s south coast.

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

By a vote of 408 to 2, the House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA). This legislation provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release
Bill would enact a per-country minimum tax, discouraging companies from moving jobs overseas

Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation to discourage multinational corporations from moving abroad by taxing corporate profits on a per-country basis.

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

After pressing the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for more than a year to strengthen their aerial firefighting resources, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the agency’s request for high-capacity airtankers to help combat wildfires in the upcoming fire season.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), co-chairs of the Northwest Energy Caucus, today applauded the start of formal re-negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty, May  29 and 30 in Washington, DC.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced H.R.

May 16, 2018 Press Release
DeFazio Pushes for Reforms, Better Oversight

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs calling for reform and stronger oversight of veterans’ health care facilities following pervasive mismanagement and patient care problems at VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS).

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May 16, 2018 Press Release
The Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act is about tribal sovereignty and economic development

Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR 4) today announced that Congress has passed the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act, which allows certain tribes in Oregon to lease and sell property that they own.

May 15, 2018 Press Release
Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution in Appreciation of Small Brewers of the U.S.

The Co-Chairs of the Small Brewers Caucus, Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Richard Neal (D-MA), and Mike Kelly (R-PA) today marked the start of American Craft Beer Week with a resolution, H.Res. 884, expressing appreciation America’s independent craft brewers.

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