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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jan 11, 2019 Press Release
Lawmakers call for meeting with TSA to discuss using Passenger Security Fees to provide wages to Transportation Security Officers working without pay during the government shutdown

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rep. Bennie G.

Jan 9, 2019 Press Release
Shutdown impacts over 41,000 active duty Coast Guard members performing missions and protecting the coastal borders

Today, Oregon lawmakers applauded legislation introduced by Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that would provide funding for the Coast Guard and ensure that active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard are paid during the government shutdown.

Jan 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after his selection as Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee for the 116th Congress:

Dec 6, 2018 Press Release
BUILD grants will be awarded to Port of Morrow and Port of Coos Bay

Congressman Peter DeFazio, expected incoming Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 116th Congress,  along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today announced that the federal Department of Transportation is awarding two major grants to Oregon ports.

Nov 29, 2018 Press Release

“Tomorrow, President Trump will sign the text of NAFTA 2.0 along with Mexico and Canada. Although the president has repeatedly and emphatically stated that he would get rid of the disastrous trade policies of the last twenty-five years, this agreement promotes many of the same damaging provisions as its predecessor.

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Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
Sends Bill to Support U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to the President

Today, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 140, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which includes language from Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that should keep the Newport air facility open permanently.

Nov 21, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allocate an additional $34.5 million in Fiscal Year 2019 to critical maintenance and safety projects at ports along the Oregon coast.

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio and U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced Senate passage of additional protections for the lifesaving Coast Guard air facility in Newport, Oregon that were included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018.

Oct 24, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke decrying House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop’s efforts to overturn the Southwestern Oregon Mineral Withdrawal.

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