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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted in favor of H.Con.Res. 83, legislation that directs President Trump to end the use of American forces in hostilities against Iran unless he receives authority from Congress. DeFazio also spoke on the House Floor to urge Congress to reassert its constitutional war powers authority.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to the Trump Administration’s decision to move forward with a rule to enable Federal agencies to no longer consider the environmental effects of infrastructure projects.

Jan 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on President Trump’s order of a military strike on Iranian General Qassim Suleimani, a top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps:

Dec 24, 2019 Press Release

Monday, Rep. DeFazio joined members of the Oregon delegation in sending a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James encouraging the Administration to use a portion of federal funds for operations and maintenance projects at Oregon’s small ports.

Dec 23, 2019 Press Release
DeFazio: “It gives us no comfort that under your direction GSA is resisting not just the legitimate efforts of the U.S. Congress but also the oversight efforts of your own internal Inspector General”

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued an ultimatum to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA): either provide requested documents so the Committee can conduct its Constitutionally-mandated oversight duties, or appear before the Committee to explain at a public hearing why GSA refuses to comply.

Dec 23, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio released the following statement after Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg resigned his position following two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX:

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement:

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Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to the top official at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) urging immediate action be taken to conduct a thorough analysis of the potential impacts of transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail tank car.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement ahead of the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Donald Trump:

“Today is a dark day for both our country and our representative democracy.

“I fully support the articles of impeachment drafted by the House Judiciary Committee and will be voting in favor of them today.

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