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Oct 21, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approving Oregon’s request for Public Assistance funding to repair public infrastructure damaged earlier this year by wildfires.

Oct 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today led Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps.

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Oct 14, 2020 Press Release
Following Social Security Administration’s Anemic Cost of Living Increase for Seniors for 2021, Lawmakers Propose 3% Adjustment

Following the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) announcement of a meager 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2021, Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and John B. Larson (CT-01) have proposed emergency legislation to increase the 2021 COLA to 3%.

Oct 9, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured a nearly $9.9 million grant from the Department of Transportation for repairs to the Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL).

Oct 6, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the passing of former Representative Jim Weaver:

Oct 4, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today led the Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Greg Walden (OR-02), Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)  in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve the State of Oregon’s request for direct housing assistance utilizing a full range of options for wildfire victims.

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Oct 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today led Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to increase the Federal cost share for debris removal costs related to the recent wildfires in Oregon to 100 percent.

Oct 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the House passage of the updated Heroes Act, House Democrats’ COVID-19 relief package:

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Oct 1, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio to Assistant Secretary James: “The [Trump administration’s] Dirty Water Rule ignores the fact that Americans depend on clean water for our health and the health of our communities and economy. We need clean water upstream to have healthy communities downstream”

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to R.D.

Oct 1, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday sent a letter to Roseburg VA Director Keith Allen demanding an update on safety protocols and procedures in place after reports of seven COVID-19 infections at the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS).

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