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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

Today Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that his legislation to ensure members of the United States Coast Guard—our nation’s fifth military service—receive paychecks in the event of a federal government shutdown was approved during a Committee markup.

Jun 21, 2019 Press Release
Decision will eliminate need for on-board human observers, ease onerous burdens on fishermen

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to allow groundfish vessels in the Pacific Northwest to monitor their catch restrictions electronically instead of using expensive on-board human observers.

Jun 21, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced more than $3.8 million in Airport Improvement (AIP) grants for the Cave Junction and North Bend Airports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Illinois Valley Airport in Cave Junction will receive $150,000 to rehabilitate the runway and reconstruct the aging taxiway.

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the reversal of the Trump administration’s decision to transfer oversight of the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs) from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Labor (DOL), effectively ending the program.

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Will Act as a Check on President Trump’s Authority, Uphold Constitution

Following reports that President Trump is considering military action in Iran, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced the War Powers Amendments of 2019, H.J. Res 66, comprehensive legislation that clarifies under the Constitution that President Trump must seek congressional authorization prior to sending U.S. troops into combat.

Jun 18, 2019 Press Release
Aid would help Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla and Wheeler counties

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden and today sought federal disaster assistance for spring storms that hit Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla and Wheeler counties over a two-week stretch in April.

Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

A bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) preserving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 313-109.

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

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.

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Jun 5, 2019 Press Release
TSA improvements for Eugene air passengers come after Oregon lawmakers’ request

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that Eugene Airport has been approved for a fourth explosives detection system (EDS) machine.

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release
Members of Congress: Secretary's action jeopardizes public safety and economic opportunity in rural communities

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), together with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), today led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 18 senators and 33 representatives in pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S.

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