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Aug 27, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement:

“We are here again.

“Another horrifying police shooting of an unarmed Black American – this time Jacob Blake of Kenosha, WI, shot in the back seven times in front of his children and fiancé.

Aug 18, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured more than $381,000 in coronavirus recovery funding for economic recovery planning efforts in the Albany/Corvallis area.

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Aug 14, 2020 Press Release
Operational Changes at USPS Delaying Delivery of Critical Medications

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chair Mark Takano (CA-41), along with Reps.

Aug 11, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that he has secured a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for Lane Transit District (LTD).

The funds will be used to purchase five new electric buses, replacing five 17-year old diesel buses.

Aug 8, 2020 Press Release
Call for resignation or removal comes in the wake of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s “Friday Night Massacre”

In the wake of newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s “Friday Night Massacre” at the United States Postal Service (USPS), Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12)  are calling on him to resign or be removed immediately.

Aug 7, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) Act, legislation that will reduce violence in mental health crisis response and strengthen community-based mental health resources.

The bill is the House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release
Only 64% of Oregon’s 4th Congressional District Has Completed the Census

Rep. Peter DeFazio today urged his constituents to complete the 2020 U.S. Census, as records indicate that more than one-third of Oregonians have yet to respond.

Only 64 percent of residents in Oregon’s 4th congressional district have completed the Census.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio-led Letter from 131 Members of the House Democratic Caucus encourages Speaker Pelosi to fight for USPS in forthcoming COVID-19 legislation

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) Tuesday led 130 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting strong support for the United States Postal Service in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.  

Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the “Prevent Federal Law Enforcement Abuse in the Protection of Federal Property Act,” legislation to strengthen and clarify 40 U.S. Code § 1315, the statute the Trump administration is abusing in order to deputize Federal employees of the U.S.

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