Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today applauded the inclusion of emergency funding for wildland fire suppression in the supplemental appropriations bill just passed by the House of Representatives.
Applauds Passage of Whistleblower Protection Legislation
Rep. Peter DeFazio today blasted the continuing leadership failures within the Veterans Administration (VA) and specifically called on officials to change the management system at the VA Roseburg Health Care System (VARHS).
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has received two Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants providing $4.9 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT). DeFazio helped create this grant program in the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)”, which passed Congress in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.