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.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today voted in support of H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund. The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 310-107.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Tuesday sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) urging the preparation of emergency contingency plans at the Port of Gold Beach, which has been threatened by severe shoaling.
Tuesday, the Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act (MTSERA), introduced by Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), as well as two other provisions relating to and supporting the maritime industry, passed through the House as part of a DeFazio Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Elijah E. Cummings Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020, legislation led by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio to authorize funds for, reinforce, and support the United States Coast Guard, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Today, as part of the ongoing investigation into the design, development and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) asked the top official at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a copy of a 2019 survey of FAA employees about the agency’s safety culture.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the passing of Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis:
“Yesterday, the world lost my friend, classmate, and hero, John Lewis.
"I am deeply disturbed by the reports coming out of Portland about the escalating use of force against citizens peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights.
Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today condemned the Trump administration for finalizing a rule to gut the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020) favorably out of Committee, where it now heads to the House Floor for a vote.