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Sep 21, 2020 Press Release

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) to rein in health insurance price-gouging, today passed the House of Representatives.

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Sep 18, 2020 Press Release
According to the OIG report, the most recent update to FAA standards was based on an accident that occurred nearly 30 years ago

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) called attention to a new audit from the U.S.

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced he has secured $5 million in emergency relief funding for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to start to repair damage caused to Oregon highways from the wildfires that are currently ravaging the state.

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Sep 16, 2020 Press Release
Decision will enable more federal aid as destruction continues to mount

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with U.S.

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Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley led Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Greg Walden (OR-02) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) in introducing legislation to increase the Federal cost share of certain Federal disaster assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Mana

Sep 15, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers sent bipartisan, bicameral letter urging expedited approval of governor’s major disaster relief request

Oregon’s entire bipartisan Congressional delegation, including Representative Peter DeFazio, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici, today requested rapid approval of Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s request for major disaster relief amid unprecedented wildfire damage across the state.

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Sep 15, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today applauded President Trump’s approval of Governor Kate Brown’s request for an expedited Major Disaster declaration for Oregon.

DeFazio received confirmation from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that President Trump signed the declaration this afternoon on Air Force One.

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Sep 15, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) today led Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, along with  Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Greg Walden (OR-02) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) in urging Oregon Secretary of State Beverly Clarno to immediately develop and roll out plans for displaced Oregonians to receive and return their mail-in ballots for the 2020 election.

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Sep 10, 2020 Press Release
Declaration includes Provision Pushed by DeFazio to Provide Assistance for Displaced Evacuees, Additional Firefighting Resources

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded White House approval of Oregon’s request for an Emergency declaration in response to the catastrophic wildfires that are currently ravaging the state.

Sep 10, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has helped to secure more than $7 million in funding from the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for dredging at the Port of Gold Beach.

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