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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer have filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the Juliana v. United States youth plaintiffs in their landmark climate lawsuit and urging the Court to allow the pending case to proceed to trial.

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Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Representative Don Young (R-AK), and Representative John Katko (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019 to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and local

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Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
0.1% Wall Street Tax Will Curb Dangerous High Frequency Trading And Bring In More Than $777 Billion In New Revenue Over 10 Years

Today, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), and U.S.

Mar 1, 2019 Press Release

Thousands Urge Ninth Circuit to Allow Juliana v. United States to Go to Trial Youth Plaintiffs’ Climate Lawsuit Supported by 15 Amicus Briefs

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Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Paul Gosar (AZ-04) today introduced the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act , H.R. 1418, which repeals the antiquated exemption that allows the health insurance industry to operate beyond the reach of federal antitrust laws. 

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Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the Medicare for All Act and lowering healthcare costs: 

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Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
Bill Heads to President’s Desk for Signature into Law

Today the House passed a major public lands bill that included several provisions authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that would protect several critical salmon and steelhead habitats in southwestern Oregon and designate more than 30,000 acres of public land as Wilderness.

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today expressed his support for the bipartisan privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded House passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes critical funding for construction of the first Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter.

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation Wednesday to expand Social Security benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come.

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