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Aug 7, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) Act, legislation that will reduce violence in mental health crisis response and strengthen community-based mental health resources.

The bill is the House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release
Only 64% of Oregon’s 4th Congressional District Has Completed the Census

Rep. Peter DeFazio today urged his constituents to complete the 2020 U.S. Census, as records indicate that more than one-third of Oregonians have yet to respond.

Only 64 percent of residents in Oregon’s 4th congressional district have completed the Census.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio-led Letter from 131 Members of the House Democratic Caucus encourages Speaker Pelosi to fight for USPS in forthcoming COVID-19 legislation

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) Tuesday led 130 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting strong support for the United States Postal Service in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.  

Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the “Prevent Federal Law Enforcement Abuse in the Protection of Federal Property Act,” legislation to strengthen and clarify 40 U.S. Code § 1315, the statute the Trump administration is abusing in order to deputize Federal employees of the U.S.

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

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.

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