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May 8, 2020 Press Release
Trump’s Dirty Water Rule would roll back bipartisan clean water protections for streams, rivers, and wetlands, jeopardizing access to clean water for millions of Americans in the middle of a global pandemic

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Clean Water for All Act, which would prohibit the implementation of the Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule – the most draconian rollback of clean water protections in the history of the Clean Water Act. In addition, the bill would require the U.S.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Today members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation –Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, and Kurt Schrader, along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley– called on Congressional leadership to address the disproportionate barriers and outcomes that Latinx and immigrant communities face when trying to access health care services and economic relief during the COVID-

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced the Coquille Indian Tribe has received $350,000 in federal grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess the Ko’Kwel Wharf Property as a possible brownfield location.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after Frontier Airlines started offering a new charge for passengers trying to maintain distance on flights during the COVID-19 pandemic:

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after leading U.S.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) today led more than 50 lawmakers in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to ensure that Americans with limited or no internet access are able to receive Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible.

May 1, 2020 Press Release
In a Letter Sent with 97 of their Colleagues, the Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Called on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Funding for Smaller & Rural Counties Across the Country Members: “Our County Governments are Not Only Dealing with an Unprecedented Uptick in the Demand for Essential Services but are Doing so During an Unprecedented Economic Downturn”

U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), John Katko (R-NY-24), and Rodney Davis (R-IL-16) today led a 101-member effort calling on Congress to invest in direct funding for smaller and rural county governments in upcoming COVID-19 relief packages.

 

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is demanding answers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after numerous accounts of the agency redirecting or re-prioritizing urgently-needed protective gear and medical equipment amid allegations of political influence from the White House.

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is demanding answers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after numerous accounts of the agency redirecting or re-prioritizing urgently-needed protective gear and medical equipment amid allegations of political influence from the White House.

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement:

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