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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
Sends Bill to Support U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to the President

Today, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 140, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which includes language from Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that should keep the Newport air facility open permanently.

Nov 21, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allocate an additional $34.5 million in Fiscal Year 2019 to critical maintenance and safety projects at ports along the Oregon coast.

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio and U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced Senate passage of additional protections for the lifesaving Coast Guard air facility in Newport, Oregon that were included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018.

Oct 24, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke decrying House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop’s efforts to overturn the Southwestern Oregon Mineral Withdrawal.

Oct 5, 2018 Press Release

Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Walter Jones (NC-03) Thursday led more than 50 members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding he provide all documents justifying his decision to certify that the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coalition is making demonstrable efforts to reduce civilian casualties in

Oct 3, 2018 Press Release
Existing Mining Claim Threatens Critical Watershed, Salmon Habitat

Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today sent a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) urging the agency to regularly advise the lawmakers as they review the validity of a mining claim within the  Southwestern Oregon Mineral Withdrawal Area.

Oct 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the release of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement:


Sep 26, 2018 Press Release
FAA reauthorization will improve aviation safety and strengthen consumer protections.

Today, the United States House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that will enhance aviation safety, strengthen consumer protections, and boost the U.S. and Oregon’s economy and aviation workforce. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302) is a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Oregon Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, and Kurt Schrader joined Governor Kate Brown in celebrating today’s announcement that the Department of Commerce will provide disaster relief to struggling West Coast fisheries.

Sep 21, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced a $131,000 grant from Department of Transportation (DOT) to update the Curry County bus system.