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Aug 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $16,495,000 to the Douglas County Bridge Replacement Project, which includes work to improve the Conn Ford and Oakland Bridges. This federal grant is made possible by the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. Rep.

Aug 28, 2019 Press Release
Lawmaker is Seeking Details About Relocation of Dozens of Eugene-based Positions and Reports of Interference with Union Organizing


Aug 27, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Bans Key Imports from Brazil Until Action is Taken to Combat Rainforest Wildfires

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he plans to introduce legislation to put pressure on Brazil to combat the record wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest.

Aug 21, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today sent letters to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, calling on the agencies to be better partners in the effort to recruit and retain quality health care workers for the Roseburg VA Healthcare System (RVAHCS).

Aug 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today in a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, questioned the legality of reported surveillance of Oregonians opposed to the Jordan Cove liquified natural gas (LNG) pipeline and processing facility.

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) Director Keith Allen expressing concerns with the recent decision to accelerate the closure of the medical center’s Emergency Department and convert  the facility to an Urgent Care clinic as soon as August 16, 2019.

DeFazio writes,

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

Yesterday, President Trump gave a weak response to the violent mass shootings that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more wounded. While the President called for the nation to come together to heal, he failed to offer effective solutions. Instead, he blamed the media and video games.

Jul 31, 2019 Press Release
The Trump administration’s proposal would leave 3 million Americans—including 66,000 Oregonians—hungry

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, along with Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader, today pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately withdraw the harmful proposed rule that would take food assistance away from 3 million Americans—including 66,000 Oregonians.

Jul 29, 2019 Press Release
Office of Refugee Resettlement contracts with one Oregon nonprofit to hold children who cross the border without a parent or legal guardian

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, with Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Peter DeFazio, on Sunday conducted an oversight tour of Oregon’s only facility contracted by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to hold children who have crossed the border unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.

Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

Next week, Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold three town hall meetings focused on President Trump’s repeated violations of the Constitution and Congress’s authority to declare war.