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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release

Congressmen Peter DeFazio, Randy Forbes, Dan Lipinski and more than fifty lawmakers today urged Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to investigate the pending joint venture with the North Carolina-based rail manufacturing company, Vertex Railcar Corporation, and two Chinese corporations, Chinese Railroad Rolling Stock Corporation (CR

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
Disingenuous labeling bill continues to make it difficult for consumers to know what’s in their food, preempts state labeling laws


Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation that would levy a 0.03 percent tax on transactions of stocks, bonds and derivatives to discourage the same speculative financial trading that led to the 2008 Wall Street collapse and 2010 ‘Flash Crash’.  Revenue could be directed to programs that strengthen Main Street American families.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release
DeFazio was a key negotiator on legislation dealing with aviation safety and drones

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that will advance aviation safety, improve airline travel for passengers, and facilitate the use of drones to assist with wildfire fighting efforts and prevention.

Jul 5, 2016 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Coos Bay Rail Line $11 million to rehabilitate nine crumbling tunnels along the critical rail link between Eugene and Coquille.

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release
Oregon’s land-use protections threatened by new federal regulations

Today, members of Oregon’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate, strongly urging the agency to work closely with Oregon communities on FEMA’s plan to implement changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

“I’ve been fighting for years to ensure consumers get what they want -- access to information about the food they eat,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio.

Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to quickly finalize critical safety rules that will better protect communities and environmentally sensitive areas from catastrophic crude oil train accidents.

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release
he PIPES Act includes critical safety provisions to protect Oregon communities

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded House passage of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (PIPES Act), bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety program.

Jun 6, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE—Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the Union Pacific train derailment that occurred in Mosier, OR last week: