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Jul 13, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today led Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Colin Allred (TX-32) and Aumua Amata Radewagen (AS-At Large) in introducing bipartisan legislation to re-authorize a successful Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) work-study program in congressional offices, allowing veterans to assist their fellow veterans with accessing the benefits and services they’ve earned.

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Jul 13, 2020 Press Release
This legislation is critical to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure

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) introduced the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA).

Jul 13, 2020 Press Release
This legislation is critical to Oregon’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure

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) introduced the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA).

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Historic Infrastructure Package Will Invest $500 Billion in Roads, Transit and Rail, Create Millions of Family-Wage Jobs

The Moving Forward Act, transformative infrastructure legislation drafted and spearheaded by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04), today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 233-188.

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio Urges Police Reforms, Improved Accountability

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday evening voted in favor of the Justice in Policing Act, comprehensive legislation to improve police accountability and change the culture of law enforcement.

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
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Jun 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s admission on Saturday that he has pushed officials to purposefully slow down coronavirus testing in order to keep recorded case numbers low:

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release
Transformative legislation will invest nearly $500 billion in highways, transit, rail, bike and pedestrian safety, and carbon pollution reduction

Local leaders from across Southwest Oregon today endorsed Chair Peter DeFazio’s transformative infrastructure bill, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act.

Jun 11, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio Urges Police Reforms, Improved Accountability

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) this week signed on as an original co-sponsor to the Justice in Policing Act, comprehensive legislation to improve police accountability and change the culture of law enforcement.

Jun 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he has secured $76,000 in grant funding for improvements to Lane Transit District (LTD)’s RideSource program under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program.

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