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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:

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Jan 22, 2021 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement applauding President Biden for prioritizing Federal agency scrutiny of the Trump administration’s “Dirty Water Rule” and gutting of the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as part of the President’s Executive Order titled, “Pr

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that Coos Bay will receive an additional $34.65 million in funding for the Coos Bay North Jetty from the Army Corps of Engineers for a total of $42.174 million in Fiscal Year 2021.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that he has secured an additional $17 million in COVID relief funding for Lane Transit District (LTD) to support ongoing transit services and improve and protect the health and safety of frontline workers. 

 

Jan 20, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden as our nation’s 46th President:

“As we take the historic step of inaugurating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, our first Black and Asian-American woman Vice-President, we have the opportunity to turn the page on the turmoil of the past four years.

Jan 15, 2021 Press Release
0.1% Wall Street Tax Will Curb Dangerous High Frequency Trading and Bring in $777 Billion In New Revenue Over 10 Years

Today, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) introduced the Wall Street Tax Act, legislation to create a new tax on financial transactions that would generate billions in revenue, while reducing speculative trading and volatility in the market.

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) will today vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the U.S. Congress at the Capitol building that left at least six people dead, including U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.

Jan 12, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) led 65 members in calling on President Trump to resign immediately after he incited last Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

In a letter to President Trump, the members wrote,

Jan 11, 2021 Press Release
After last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, groups are reportedly planning to return to D.C. next week to sow discord

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) encouraged Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson to do everything in his authority to help protect the safety of airline crews and passengers amid civil unrest in the Nation’s capital, and to limit the chance that commercial flights are used as a means of mass transportati

Jan 7, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the urgent need to remove Donald Trump from office following yesterday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol:

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