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Nov 19, 2020 Press Release
The comprehensive bill, which was approved by the full Committee in September, includes nearly 30 provisions to strengthen the aircraft certification process, ensure transparency and accountability, address issues related to pilot training and cockpit automation, and lock in new requirements on the disclosure of safety-critical information

Earlier this week, H.R.

Nov 19, 2020 Press Release

Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with original co-authors Mike Thompson (CA-05), Representatives Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Dan Newhouse (WA-04), announced the introduction of the 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act.

Nov 17, 2020 Press Release

Today, legislation led by Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio to ease financial burdens on States, local, and tribal communities that have been granted Stafford Act Emergency and Major Disaster declarations this year, the FEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020, passed the House of Representatives.

Nov 17, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers’ letter seeking more aid for debris removal, emergency protective measures comes as state’s total disaster costs expected to exceed $1 billion

Oregon’s entire congressional delegation is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assume 100 percent of the cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures from the wildfires that ripped through the state this year.


Nov 13, 2020 Press Release

Ahead of the November 16 deadline to apply for Individual Assistance, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today urged victims of Oregon’s recent wildfires to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Registration is open for those affected by wildfires in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties until Monday, November 16. 

Nov 6, 2020 Press Release

More than a month after the State of Oregon requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approve a Direct Housing Mission in Lane County, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today wrote to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor pushing FEMA to approve the state’s request following September’s devastating wildfires.  

Oct 27, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio to EPA Administrator Wheeler: “Your proposal once again shows that the Trump administration prioritizes polluters over people, needlessly endangering our water sources and human life”

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, expressing his concern with the Trump administration’s rule to roll back limits on discharges of toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants. 

Oct 21, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approving Oregon’s request for Public Assistance funding to repair public infrastructure damaged earlier this year by wildfires.

Oct 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today led Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps.