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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Sep 16, 2017 Press Release
Funds will help repair roads damaged by wildfire

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced a $1 million Emergency Relief grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the State of Oregon for the repair of federal highways and roads on federal lands that have been damaged by wildfire. The funds are available immediately.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today asked federal officials what’s being done to deploy more unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to fight wildfires raging throughout Oregon and the West.

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Industry Representatives Petition ITC over Unfair Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports

Rep. Peter DeFazio today submitted testimony to a hearing held by the International Trade Commission (ITC) calling for a ruling against  the unfair softwood lumber trade practices employed by the Canadian lumber industry that are devastating Southwest Oregon’s timber industry.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Greg Walden (OR-02), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today sent a letter to House leaders requesting that emergency funding for wildland fire suppression be included in the Hurricane Harvey emergency supplemental appropriations bill the House will take up later this week.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio is pleased to announce the City of Roseburg will receive a federal grant of $85,774 from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements at Roseburg Regional Airport.

The funding will go toward removing runway obstructions and installing a new vertical/visual guidance system including a precision approach path indicator, to make the airport more accessible.

Aug 28, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced the award of a federal grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) to develop a new health and sciences technology building on campus.

Aug 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) awarded approximately $4.9 million to six universities and one non-profit, including the University of Oregon, to support the transition of the “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning (EEW) system from testing to production.