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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio this week successfully secured language in a major school infrastructure repair bill that would provide funds for seismic retrofitting for schools vulnerable to natural disasters, including earthquakes.

May 19, 2017 Press Release
Resolution supports full funding for Senior Corps Programs

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced a bipartisan resolution that would designate May 15-19 as National Senior Corps Week and support full funding of the program.

May 19, 2017 Press Release
Ahead of busy Memorial Day travel weekend, legislation would ensure shorter lines at airports nationwide

WASHINGTON—In advance of one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation with Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee for Transportation and Protective Security Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) th

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on President Trump’s notice to Congress that he would begin renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Deal (NAFTA):

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey:

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today issued the following statement on the passage of the American Healthcare Act:

“The first version of the Republican healthcare bill would have stripped coverage from 24 million people and cost Americans over age 50 five times more than younger individuals for health insurance. Apparently, that wasn’t bad enough.

May 3, 2017 Press Release
Bill would use savings to boost national priorities including affordable higher education, infrastructure repair

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation that would levy a 0.03 percent tax on transactions of stocks, bonds and derivatives to discourage the risky speculative financial trading that led to the 2008 Wall Street collapse and 2010 ‘flash crash’. 

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced the bipartisan Community Protection and Preparedness Act (H.R.2223), legislation that creates a new trust fund to help communities prepare for accidents involving rail cars transporting flammable liquids, including crude oil and ethanol.

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTONReps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Greg Walden (OR-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) released the following statement in response to the Commerce Department’s announcement of preliminary countervailing duties on  softwood lumber imports from Canada:

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

Leading a group of lawmakers including Barbara Lee (CA-13), James McGovern (MA-02), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to brief Congress on the scope of his campaign in Syria and his exit strategy within 48 hours.