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Jun 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured $76,000 in grant funding for improvements to Lane Transit District (LTD)’s RideSource program under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program.

Jun 1, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report he requested on the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) firefighting response to the 2017 Chetco Bar Fire.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Greg Walden (OR-02) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) today requested U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen provide details on the agency’s efforts to prepare for the 2020 wildfire season amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today led a bicameral group of more than 80 lawmakers calling on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to put workers—not corporate profits—first and include strict corporate accountability measures in any coronavirus relief aid provided by Treasury and the Fed

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Chair Frank Pallone (NJ-06) today introduced legislation to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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May 8, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to provide long-term financial relief for students by including student debt cancellation in the next coronavirus relief package.

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May 8, 2020 Press Release
Trump’s Dirty Water Rule would roll back bipartisan clean water protections for streams, rivers, and wetlands, jeopardizing access to clean water for millions of Americans in the middle of a global pandemic

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Clean Water for All Act, which would prohibit the implementation of the Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule – the most draconian rollback of clean water protections in the history of the Clean Water Act. In addition, the bill would require the U.S.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Today members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation –Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, and Kurt Schrader, along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley– called on Congressional leadership to address the disproportionate barriers and outcomes that Latinx and immigrant communities face when trying to access health care services and economic relief during the COVID-

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced the Coquille Indian Tribe has received $350,000 in federal grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess the Ko’Kwel Wharf Property as a possible brownfield location.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after Frontier Airlines started offering a new charge for passengers trying to maintain distance on flights during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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