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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Mar 20, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) last week sent Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin a letter urging him to make significant changes to the structure and focus of the agency.

The letter pressed Shulkin to restructure or abolish Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs), the VA’s regional authorities which oversee health centers across the country.

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Mar 15, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced two bills that would ensure family members get the full survivors’ benefits they are entitled to after the death of a veteran or Social Security beneficiary.

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Walter Jones (NC-03) Friday sent President Trump a letter, signed by 37 other members, asking he provide legal reasons for the use of military force in Syria. It has been reported that the administration has a memo detailing the justification for the April 6, 2017 U.S.

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release
The project renovates a bridge that serves as a major rural freight route

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Mar 1, 2018 Press Release
Summary Includes 28 Recommendations for Improved Patient Care on Local, Regional, National Level

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s Office of the Medical Inspector (OMI) today released a summary of findings following an investigation initiated by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) into allegations of mismanagement and substandard patient care within the Roseburg VA Healthcare System (VARHS).

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Feb 22, 2018 Press Release
Small Business Innovation Grant Awarded to mAbDx Inc. for Human Health Innovation

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today applauded the decision by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to award a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to mAbDx Inc., a Eugene-based immunodiagnostics company.

The company, a University of Oregon spin-off, was founded in 2011 by former UO researcher Michael Marusich, PhD.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following response to the release of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal:

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to the Continuing Budget Resolution put forth by House Republicans:

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Feb 6, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today urged VA Secretary David Shulkin to investigate troubling reports of continued retaliation against whistleblowers within the VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS).

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