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Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress:

“After four years of the Trump Administration, it is an absolute relief to have a president who is prioritizing America’s working families, not its billionaires and corporations.

Apr 20, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the verdict rendered in Derek Chauvin’s trial:

“I am relieved that justice has been served and that the jurors in Derek Chauvin’s trial, faced with indisputable evidence, found him guilty of all charges.

Apr 19, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced $404,220,829 in American Rescue Plan funding for Oregon childcare providers to open safely, keep workers on the payroll and lower costs for hardworking families.

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Apr 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, highlighted a new fact sheet from the White House which outlines the urgent imperative to address critical infrastructure needs across Oregon.

Apr 14, 2021 Press Release
With No Draft Since 1973, Selective Service Costs $25 Million in Taxpayer Dollars Per Year to Upkeep

U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., and U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, R-Ill., today introduced a bicameral, bipartisan bill to end the Selective Service.

Mar 31, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced more than $16.1 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan will be awarded to community health centers in Oregon’s 4th congressional district to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The American Rescue Plan was signed into law on March 11 and passed Congress with Rep. DeFazio’s strong support.

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Mar 31, 2021 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on President Joe Biden announcing his American Jobs Plan:

Mar 25, 2021 Press Release

The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled, “The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure.” Video of DeFazio’s opening statement is

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation will help home and business owners rebuild after natural disasters

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) today reintroduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act, bipartisan legislation that will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000 tax credit for businesses to help their owners rebuild after natural disasters.

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Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today re-introduced the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) Act, legislation that will reduce violence in mental health crisis response and strengthen community-based mental health resources.

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