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Mar 18, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fleming requesting that Economic Development Administration (EDA) programs respond as quickly as possible to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 18, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to engage in planning for alternate medical facilities, in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Mar 16, 2020 Press Release

­Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19:

Mar 13, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers’ letter to VP Pence cites unmet requests from state for personal protective equipment and additional lab tests

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined with U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Suzanne Bonamici in a letter to Vice President Pence seeking urgently needed COVID-19 aid for Oregon, including surgical masks, respirators, ventilators and more.

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release
IRS Enhancement and Tax Gap Reduction Act Would Help IRS Collect Underpaid Taxes from Wealthiest Earners, Shrink “Tax Gap”

Ahead of tax season, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) has introduced legislation that would help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collect underpaid taxes from the top earners in the United States, leveling the playing field for working families and creating a fairer U.S. tax system.

Mar 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. On March 10, 2019, 157 people died when their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killing everyone on board.

Mar 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, nearly one year after launching its investigation into the design, development, and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Majority Staff released its preliminary investigative findings.

Mar 4, 2020 Press Release

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici, and Earl Blumenauer, today announced $500,000 in Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding for the State of Oregon to help fight the coronavirus.

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release

The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled: “The Airline Passenger Experience: What It Is and What It Could Be.”

Chair DeFazio:

Mar 2, 2020 Press Release

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) last week sent a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting information on how DOT plans to effectively prepare for the imminent arrival of a pandemic caused by coronavirus COVID-19 on U.S. soil.

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