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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

DeFazio Announces $37 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for Oregon Infrastructure

Apr 13, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced $37 million in federal grants will be awarded to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for Emergency Relief (ER) projects across the state.

“As the top Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I’m pleased I was able to help secure these much-needed funds for Oregon’s roads and infrastructure,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio.  “The effects of last year’s severe weather and wildfires are still evident on roads throughout the state, and these funds will help to bring our state’s infrastructure back up to a state of good repair. It is critical that we continue to invest in Oregon’s public infrastructure in order to keep our roads and transportation systems reliable and safe.”

Rep. DeFazio pushed the Trump Administration to release the funds, most of which will go towards infrastructure damaged by last year’s wildfires and severe winter storms and flooding.