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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to use a tree from Oregon’s Willamette National Forest as the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the stop-gap funding measure proposed by House Republicans to fund the federal government through February 16, 2018:

Jan 17, 2018 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Michael Capuano (D-MA) sent a letter to Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson requesting a detailed update on Amtrak’s safety culture and implementation of Positive Train Control (PT

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to Governor Kate Brown, State Treasurer Tobias Read, and every member of the Oregon State Legislature urging the lawmakers to consider a proposal to redefine state and local taxes as charitable contributions in response to the recent tax overhaul legislation.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTONRep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement after meeting with senior officials from the VA on recent investigations into claims of misconduct, mismanagement, and degraded patient care at the VA Roseburg Healthcare System:

Jan 8, 2018 Press Release

Legislation authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act, was today signed into law by President Trump.

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement of intent to repeal an Obama-era policy that protects states that have legalized marijuana from federal prosecution:

Dec 29, 2017 Press Release

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Michael Capuano (D-MA) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao requesting a detailed status update on where the railroads are in fully implementing critical Positive Train Control (PTC) technology

Dec 22, 2017 Press Release

Legislation authored by Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Greg Walden (OR-02) and U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to address western Oregon tribal priorities passed the Senate unanimously last night. The bill now goes to the president to be signed into law.

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), as part of H.R. 4667, legislation providing supplemental appropriations for disaster relief.

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