Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Peter King (NY-02) today led a bipartisan group of two dozen Members in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer supporting U.S. negotiators’ proposed solution to long-standing highway safety issues in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Today, the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2.6 million in emergency relief grants to rebuild and repair roads in Oregon impacted or destroyed by natural disasters, severe winter storms, and flooding.
Investigators to Continue Interviews with Staff about Personnel Issues, Medical Care, Patient Safety
Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that investigators from the VA Office of the Medical Inspector will be returning to the Roseburg and Eugene VA facilities next week.
New Duties Will Rein In Unfair Dumping; Level the Playing Field for U.S. Softwood Industry
WASHINGTON—Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Greg Walden (OR-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today released the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce of final antidumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber imports from Canada:
Bipartisan amendment would protect environmentally-sensitive areas from timber harvest
A bipartisan amendment to the Resilient Federal Forests Act offered today by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) was unanimously approved by the House.
Oregon awaits $10.25 million in emergency relief funds for projects from past disasters
Today, the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging immediate action to address the backlog under the Federal-aid Highway Emergency Relief (ER) program. Currently, the U.S.
Oregon Members Testify to the International Trade Commission in Support of Investigation into Unfair Chinese Hardwood Plywood Imports
In testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Greg Walden (OR-02) today defended Oregon timber jobs against the dumping of cheap Chinese hardwood plywood products.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today applauded the inclusion of emergency funding for wildland fire suppression in the supplemental appropriations bill just passed by the House of Representatives.
Applauds Passage of Whistleblower Protection Legislation
Rep. Peter DeFazio today blasted the continuing leadership failures within the Veterans Administration (VA) and specifically called on officials to change the management system at the VA Roseburg Health Care System (VARHS).
Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded over $250,000 to the State of Oregon to develop or revise emergency plans and invest in emergency response training to deal with accidents involving the transportation of haz