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