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Oct 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement on the House passage of the updated Heroes Act, House Democrats’ COVID-19 relief package:

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Oct 1, 2020 Press Release
DeFazio to Assistant Secretary James: “The [Trump administration’s] Dirty Water Rule ignores the fact that Americans depend on clean water for our health and the health of our communities and economy. We need clean water upstream to have healthy communities downstream”

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to R.D.

Oct 1, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday sent a letter to Roseburg VA Director Keith Allen demanding an update on safety protocols and procedures in place after reports of seven COVID-19 infections at the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS).

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Sep 30, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today released the following statement on House Democrats’ latest COVID-19 relief package, introduced Tuesday:

Sep 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure marked up legislation authored by T&I Chair Peter DeFazio to reduce the financial burdens on states, tribes and local communities after natural disasters, such as wildfires, floods, and hurricanes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 29, 2020 Press Release
The comprehensive bill, which includes nearly 30 different sections, locks in new requirements on the disclosure of safety-critical information, increases civil penalties for violations, provides resources to FAA to recruit and retain highly-qualified staff, strengthens whistleblower protections, requires focused reviews of pilot training standards, and more
Sep 24, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio, with U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., today introduced legislation that would ensure state-legal cannabis businesses can qualify for disaster recovery programs like any other business.

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Sep 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today sent a letter to Governor Kate Brown urging her to quickly develop a shelter plan for the thousands of Oregonians who have been displaced by wildfires.

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Sep 21, 2020 Press Release

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) to rein in health insurance price-gouging, today passed the House of Representatives.

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Sep 21, 2020 Press Release

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) to rein in health insurance price-gouging, today passed the House of Representatives.

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