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May 1, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) today led more than 50 lawmakers in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to ensure that Americans with limited or no internet access are able to receive Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible.

May 1, 2020 Press Release
In a Letter Sent with 97 of their Colleagues, the Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Called on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Funding for Smaller & Rural Counties Across the Country Members: “Our County Governments are Not Only Dealing with an Unprecedented Uptick in the Demand for Essential Services but are Doing so During an Unprecedented Economic Downturn”

U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), John Katko (R-NY-24), and Rodney Davis (R-IL-16) today led a 101-member effort calling on Congress to invest in direct funding for smaller and rural county governments in upcoming COVID-19 relief packages.

 

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Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is demanding answers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after numerous accounts of the agency redirecting or re-prioritizing urgently-needed protective gear and medical equipment amid allegations of political influence from the White House.

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is demanding answers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after numerous accounts of the agency redirecting or re-prioritizing urgently-needed protective gear and medical equipment amid allegations of political influence from the White House.

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement:

Apr 29, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly panned the idea of infrastructure investment for a future economic rescue package:

Apr 29, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today led a bipartisan group of 63 other lawmakers on a letter calling for Congress to finally provide much-needed financial certainty during the COVID-19 crisis for rural communities to ensure long-term funding needed for essential services.

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Apr 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) called on U.S. airlines to relax their flight cancellation policies to the extent practicable and implement measures to ensure the safety of airline workers and passengers who travel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 28, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that the Oregon Employment Department (OED) has launched the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program to support those individuals who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits, including self-employed, contract, and gig workers.

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Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) demanded answers from General Services Administration (GSA) head Emily Murphy amid reports the Trump Organization is looking for rent relief for its lease of the taxpayer-owned Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., that houses the Trump International Hotel.

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