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Mar 2, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) last week sent a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting information on how DOT plans to effectively prepare for the imminent arrival of a pandemic caused by coronavirus COVID-19 on U.S. soil.

Feb 20, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport will receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Feb 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced he has secured an additional $11.7 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for projects in Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 work plan for the Corps’ Civil Works program.

Feb 7, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio: “…GSA’s previous failure to consider constitutional issues raised by the election of Donald J. Trump, coupled with the building’s location next to the Department of Justice, across the street from the FBI and a few blocks from the White House and the U.S. Capitol, make it critically important that GSA be prepared to exercise its rights, under the lease, to review the qualifications of any potential purchaser”

Washington, DC — Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA), with follow-up questions after Administrator Emily Murphy testified before the Committee on January 28th, 2020.

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed six bills from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, including bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Estuary Program, and support restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release

The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled “Assessing the Transportation Needs of Tribes, Federal Land Management Agencies, and U.S. Territories.”

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

Today the House of Representatives passed decisively bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio that would provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with much-needed financial relief by ending the agency’s burdensome prefunding mandate on future retiree health benefits. The legislation passed by a vote of 309 to 106, with 87 Republicans voting in favor of the bill. 

Feb 4, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio Emphasizes Need for Clean Water Protections Ahead of President Trump’s Address

Following President Trump’s rollback of critical clean water protections, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today invited Joe Moll, Executive Director of the McKenzie River Trust, to the State of the Union Address as his guest.

Feb 4, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released a framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure that would address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from addressing the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer str

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