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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Press Releases

Jan 8, 2018 Press Release

Legislation authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act, was today signed into law by President Trump.

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement of intent to repeal an Obama-era policy that protects states that have legalized marijuana from federal prosecution:

Dec 29, 2017 Press Release

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Michael Capuano (D-MA) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao requesting a detailed status update on where the railroads are in fully implementing critical Positive Train Control (PTC) technology

Dec 22, 2017 Press Release

Legislation authored by Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Greg Walden (OR-02) and U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to address western Oregon tribal priorities passed the Senate unanimously last night. The bill now goes to the president to be signed into law.

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), as part of H.R. 4667, legislation providing supplemental appropriations for disaster relief.

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter DeFazio released the following statement about H.R. 1, the Republican tax plan:

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the following statement about the Amtrak derailment that occurred earlier today:

Dec 15, 2017 Press Release

Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced that the Coquille Indian Tribe of Southwest Oregon will receive a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant of $200,000 through the Tribal Transit Program to expand their transportation services.

Dec 12, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the upcoming net neutrality rollback vote coming before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

“I have called on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to protect net neutrality. We must ensure that the internet remains a free and open space for everyone—not just big corporations.”

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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
International Trade Commission confirms unfairly-dumped and subsidized Canadian softwood lumber harms U.S. producers

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final 4-0 vote confirming that the U.S. softwood lumber industry is materially injured by unfairly subsidized Canadian imports. 

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