WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today issued the following statement on the passage of the American Healthcare Act:
“The first version of the Republican healthcare bill would have stripped coverage from 24 million people and cost Americans over age 50 five times more than younger individuals for health insurance. Apparently, that wasn’t bad enough.
Bill would use savings to boost national priorities including affordable higher education, infrastructure repair
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation that would levy a 0.03 percent tax on transactions of stocks, bonds and derivatives to discourage the risky speculative financial trading that led to the 2008 Wall Street collapse and 2010 ‘flash crash’.
Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced the bipartisan Community Protection and Preparedness Act (H.R.2223), legislation that creates a new trust fund to help communities prepare for accidents involving rail cars transporting flammable liquids, including crude oil and ethanol.
WASHINGTON—Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Greg Walden (OR-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) released the following statement in response to the Commerce Department’s announcement of preliminary countervailing duties on softwood lumber imports from Canada:
Leading a group of lawmakers including Barbara Lee (CA-13), James McGovern (MA-02), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to brief Congress on the scope of his campaign in Syria and his exit strategy within 48 hours.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on President Trump’s missile strikes in Syria:
“Bashar al-Assad is a brutal dictator whose inhumane chemical attacks against his own people are an unspeakable atrocity.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), introduced H.R.
Asserting Constitutional Authority, Letter Demands President Trump Seek Approval from Congress before Committing U.S. Forces to Conflict
Leading a group of sixteen lawmakers, Representative Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging either the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria or that he seek Congressional approval to extend their stay.
Today Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced H.R. 1817, the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017, legislation that would ban the use of the lethal poisons Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control efforts.
The bill is supported by the national wildlife advocacy group Predator Defense, as well as the Humane Society.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced his support for H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, which would establish a privately-delivered, publicly-financed universal health care system in the United States.
Rep. DeFazio issued the following statement on the bill: