More than a month after the State of Oregon requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approve a Direct Housing Mission in Lane County, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today wrote to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor pushing FEMA to approve the state’s request following September’s devastating wildfires.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement after reports that the Oregon Employment Department (OED) may recoup weekly unemployment benefits from up to 40,000 Oregonians because of errors caused by OED’s outdated computer system:
DeFazio to EPA Administrator Wheeler: “Your proposal once again shows that the Trump administration prioritizes polluters over people, needlessly endangering our water sources and human life”
Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, expressing his concern with the Trump administration’s rule to roll back limits on discharges of toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approving Oregon’s request for Public Assistance funding to repair public infrastructure damaged earlier this year by wildfires.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today led Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps.
Following Social Security Administration’s Anemic Cost of Living Increase for Seniors for 2021, Lawmakers Propose 3% Adjustment
Following the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) announcement of a meager 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2021, Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and John B. Larson (CT-01) have proposed emergency legislation to increase the 2021 COLA to 3%.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured a nearly $9.9 million grant from the Department of Transportation for repairs to the Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL).
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the passing of former Representative Jim Weaver:
Rep. Peter DeFazio today led the Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Greg Walden (OR-02), Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve the State of Oregon’s request for direct housing assistance utilizing a full range of options for wildfire victims.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today led Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to increase the Federal cost share for debris removal costs related to the recent wildfires in Oregon to 100 percent.