After President Joe Biden indicated his intention to rein in open-ended foreign conflicts Friday, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today re-introduced comprehensive legislation that reaffirms and strengthens Congress’s constitutional war powers authority.
H.R. 1, The For the People Act, will protect and expand the right to vote, take big money out of politics, and restore ethics and integrity to government
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday voted in support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, landmark legislation that will expand voting rights and accessibility, ensure the integrity of our elections, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and clean up corruption in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the following statement after today’s bipartisan meeting at the White House to discuss infrastructure.
DeFazio Urges Police Reforms, Improved Accountability
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday voted in favor of the Justice in Policing Act, comprehensive legislation to improve police accountability.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement after voting in support for the American Rescue Plan, legislation to provide urgently-needed COVID-19 relief to the American people:
Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-04) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) $13.1 million for costs tied to the 2020 wildfires.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) to make permanent a ban on new mining projects in some of Southwest Oregon’s most fragile and critically important areas, home to pristine fish habitat, clean drinking water, rare plants, and a thriving recreation and tourism economy.
Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today led 41 lawmakers in urging transparency from the Biden Administration regarding U.S. involvement in the Saudi/UAE-led coalition’s war in Yemen as the U.S. ends its support for ‘offensive’ operations.
Lawmakers: “It is imperative to ensure that the remaining wildfire survivors who desperately need federal aid receive it as quickly as possible”
Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley led U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4) this week in sending a letter to Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont, urging the Biden administration to continue delivering assistance to Oregonians affected by the 2020 wildfire season, and to address barriers that are making it harder for some survivors to access resources.
After hearing from confused and angry constituents, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today urged Governor Kate Brown, Oregon State Senate President Peter Courtney, and Oregon House of Representatives Speaker Tina Kotek to ensure that COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments (EIP) do not contribute to working-class Oregonians’ tax liabilities for 2020.