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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

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.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release
Grants will help improve taxiways at airports in Portland, Klamath Falls, and Eugene

Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden, today announced more than $16.2 million in grant funding for taxiway improvements at airports in Oregon.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced a $6.5 million grant for the Southwest Oregon Regional airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today re-introduced with Rep. Matt Gaetz bipartisan legislation, the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2019, also known as “Canyon’s Law,” to ban the use of two lethal poisons for predator control purposes.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Reed (NY-23), Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Torres Small (NM-02) this week introduced bipartisan legislation, the USPS Fairness Act, to end the unfair pre-funding mandate for the United States Postal Service (USPS), solving the most pressing financial problem facing the agency.

Apr 30, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (OR-04), introduced H.R. 2440, the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already-collected fees to maintain our nation’s federal ports and harbors.

Apr 11, 2019 Press Release
Oregon lawmakers say draft environmental impact statement for proposed project needs more

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today urged federal regulators to provide additional time for public comment on a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Project.

Apr 11, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) responded to President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders to ease the permitting process for oil and gas pipelines, weakening the Clean Water Act.

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Apr 9, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Greg Walden (OR-02) today applauded the decision by  a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel to uphold the United States’ anti-dumping measures against unfairly subsidized Canadian softwood lumber imports.

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