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Feb 17, 2021 Press Release
Members to White House: “Oregon and her citizens are suffering under the strain of enormous calamity”

Today, in an effort led by Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), whose committee has jurisdiction over FEMA, the entire Oregon congressional delegation called on President Biden to approve a February 9 request from Governor Kate Brown for additional federal funds to respond to recent windstorm-wildfire events.

Feb 17, 2021 Press Release
The brief, led by Wyden and filed in the ACOG vs. FDA case, challenges the in-person dispensing requirement of the abortion medication mifepristone during the COVID-19 public health emergency

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden last week led 148 Members of Congress, including Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Peter DeFazio and Rep.

Feb 12, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio yesterday re-introduced legislation to make permanent a twenty-year ban on new mining projects in the Pistol River and Rough and Ready Creek watersheds in southwest Oregon.

Feb 5, 2021 Press Release
“We have a chance to do something big here”

Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today met with President Joe Biden and other members of House Democratic leadership to discuss the urgent need for another COVID-19 relief package.

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release
In a new letter, DeFazio praises President Biden for revoking multiple Executive Orders of the Trump administration that were harmful to public health and the environment and ask him to go one step further

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) called on President Joe Biden to repeal the Trump administration’s so-called Navigable Waters Protection Rule—a harmful rule appropriately known as the Trump Dirty Water Rule.

Jan 25, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch today applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) approval of Lane County’s request for a direct housing mission following September’s deadly wildfires.

Jan 25, 2021 Press Release
DeFazio: “If implemented correctly, this is exactly how we put millions of people to work and Build Back Better”


Jan 22, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the Executive Actions on climate change President Joe Biden signed this week: