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Jul 30, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the ongoing clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers across Oregon:

“The actions of federal agents in Oregon over the past few weeks—made at the direction of President Trump—are those of an authoritarian regime, not an open democracy.

Jul 30, 2020 Press Release
The Healthy Flights Act of 2020 protects passengers and also ensures pilots, flight attendants, and other airline employees are provided masks and other protective equipment, requires development of a national aviation pandemic preparedness plan, commissions a study on transmission of infectious diseases in airplane cabins, and more; Bill is supported by major labor groups representing flight attendants, pilots, airport workers, and more
Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) managed debate as the U.S. House of Representatives considered Sami’s Law (H.R. 4686).

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release
Congress has successfully enacted three consecutive bipartisan WRDAs in 2014, 2016, and 2018. With WRDA 2020, that tradition continues.

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) applauded House passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA).

Jul 24, 2020 Press Release

As the expiration of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program rapidly approaches, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the urgent need for the Trump administration and Senate Republicans to end their political games and work to pass additional coronavirus relief legislation for the American people:

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Jul 23, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured nearly $3.5 million in coronavirus recovery funding for small businesses across southwest Oregon.

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Jul 23, 2020 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Alma Adams (NC-12) Wednesday sent a letter to the new Postmaster General (PMG) Louis DeJoy blasting his suggested changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS) that could dramatically degrade service across the country.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted in support of H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.  The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 310-107.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Tuesday sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) urging the preparation of emergency contingency plans at the Port of Gold Beach, which has been threatened by severe shoaling.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release

Tuesday, the Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act (MTSERA), introduced by Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), as well as two other provisions relating to and supporting the maritime industry, passed through the House as part of a DeFazio Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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