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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Nov 13, 2017 Press Release

Today, the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2.6 million in emergency relief grants to rebuild and repair roads in Oregon impacted or destroyed by natural disasters, severe winter storms, and flooding.

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release
Investigators to Continue Interviews with Staff about Personnel Issues, Medical Care, Patient Safety

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that investigators from the VA Office of the Medical Inspector will be returning to the Roseburg and Eugene VA facilities next week.

Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
New Duties Will Rein In Unfair Dumping; Level the Playing Field for U.S. Softwood Industry

WASHINGTON—Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Greg Walden (OR-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today released the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce of final antidumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber imports from Canada:

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan amendment would protect environmentally-sensitive areas from timber harvest

A bipartisan amendment to the Resilient Federal Forests Act offered today by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) was unanimously approved by the House.

Oct 31, 2017 Press Release
Oregon awaits $10.25 million in emergency relief funds for projects from past disasters

Today, the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging immediate action to address the backlog under the Federal-aid Highway Emergency Relief (ER) program. Currently, the U.S.

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
Oregon Members Testify to the International Trade Commission in Support of Investigation into Unfair Chinese Hardwood Plywood Imports

In testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Greg Walden (OR-02) today defended Oregon timber jobs against the dumping of cheap Chinese hardwood plywood products.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

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.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
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).