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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-4) today announced that the Corvallis airport will receive a grant of $6,520,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The grant will be used to reconstruct the airport’s taxiway and rehabilitate runway lighting.

Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced legislation to permanently protect and preserve the remote and rugged area called Devil’s Staircase, as well as parts of Wasson and Franklin creeks.

Jul 10, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allocate up to $6.5 million in funding this year to address Port Orford’s much-needed repairs for its port’s failed breakwater.

Jun 11, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allocate nearly $15 million this year towards operations and maintenance projects at small ports along Oregon’s south coast.

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

By a vote of 408 to 2, the House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA). This legislation provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release
Bill would enact a per-country minimum tax, discouraging companies from moving jobs overseas

Rep. Peter DeFazio today introduced legislation to discourage multinational corporations from moving abroad by taxing corporate profits on a per-country basis.

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

After pressing the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for more than a year to strengthen their aerial firefighting resources, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the agency’s request for high-capacity airtankers to help combat wildfires in the upcoming fire season.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), co-chairs of the Northwest Energy Caucus, today applauded the start of formal re-negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty, May  29 and 30 in Washington, DC.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced H.R.

May 16, 2018 Press Release
DeFazio Pushes for Reforms, Better Oversight

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs calling for reform and stronger oversight of veterans’ health care facilities following pervasive mismanagement and patient care problems at VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS).