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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) Director Keith Allen expressing concerns with the recent decision to accelerate the closure of the medical center’s Emergency Department and convert  the facility to an Urgent Care clinic as soon as August 16, 2019.

DeFazio writes,

Issues:
Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

Yesterday, President Trump gave a weak response to the violent mass shootings that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more wounded. While the President called for the nation to come together to heal, he failed to offer effective solutions. Instead, he blamed the media and video games.

Jul 31, 2019 Press Release
The Trump administration’s proposal would leave 3 million Americans—including 66,000 Oregonians—hungry

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, along with Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader, today pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately withdraw the harmful proposed rule that would take food assistance away from 3 million Americans—including 66,000 Oregonians.

Jul 29, 2019 Press Release
Office of Refugee Resettlement contracts with one Oregon nonprofit to hold children who cross the border without a parent or legal guardian

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, with Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Peter DeFazio, on Sunday conducted an oversight tour of Oregon’s only facility contracted by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to hold children who have crossed the border unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.

Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

Next week, Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold three town hall meetings focused on President Trump’s repeated violations of the Constitution and Congress’s authority to declare war.

Jul 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on opening an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's offenses:

Jul 23, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced he will hold the following town hall meetings across southwestern Oregon later this summer:

 

Wednesday, July 31

Jul 18, 2019 Press Release

“President Trump’s recent remarks about four duly-elected Members of Congress were, without a doubt, racist and xenophobic. He has moved from tropes and dog-whistles to full-throated racist attacks, and his words and actions are unacceptable.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement condemning President Trump’s cruel and unnecessary planned deportation raids this weekend:

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

As thousands take part in vigils across Oregon, the U.S., and the globe, I rise today in strong opposition to the Trump administration’s inhumane detention policies. These policies and practices have led to families being ripped apart, children dying, and a shameful chapter written in our nation’s history.

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