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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

May 16, 2018 Press Release
The Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act is about tribal sovereignty and economic development

Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR 4) today announced that Congress has passed the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act, which allows certain tribes in Oregon to lease and sell property that they own.

May 15, 2018 Press Release
Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution in Appreciation of Small Brewers of the U.S.

The Co-Chairs of the Small Brewers Caucus, Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Richard Neal (D-MA), and Mike Kelly (R-PA) today marked the start of American Craft Beer Week with a resolution, H.Res. 884, expressing appreciation America’s independent craft brewers.

Apr 27, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member of the Peter DeFazio (D-OR) led the U.S. House of Representatives in the passage of a bipartisan  long-term reauthorization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs.

Apr 19, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Subcommittee on Aviation Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressing concerns regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of airlines and aircraft repair stations.

Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
HIGHER ED, AID bills would improve accessibility to higher education, help borrowers avoid burdensome debt

Congressman Peter DeFazio today introduced the HIGHER ED and AID Acts, two pieces of legislation aimed at making it easier for students to attend and pay for higher education.

Apr 13, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced $37 million in federal grants will be awarded to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for Emergency Relief (ER) projects across the state.

Apr 6, 2018 Press Release



Rep. Peter DeFazio to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Brookings, Port Orford on April 21


EUGENE—Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold two town hall meetings in Curry County on Saturday, April 21.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today applauded the inclusion of a fix for wildfire prevention funding and funding for the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program in the FY2018 Omnibus spending bill.

Mar 20, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) last week sent Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin a letter urging him to make significant changes to the structure and focus of the agency.

The letter pressed Shulkin to restructure or abolish Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs), the VA’s regional authorities which oversee health centers across the country.