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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON


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Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Following reports that President Trump is considering military action in Iran, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced the War Powers Amendments of 2019, H.J. Res 66, comprehensive legislation that clarifies under the Constitution that President Trump must seek congressional authorization prior to sending U.S. troops into combat.

Jun 18, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden and today sought federal disaster assistance for spring storms that hit Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla and Wheeler counties over a two-week stretch in April.

Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

A bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) preserving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 313-109.

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Peter DeFazio today introduced the HIGHER ED and AID Acts, two pieces of legislation aimed at making it easier for students to attend and pay for higher education.

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that Eugene Airport has been approved for a fourth explosives detection system (EDS) machine.

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), together with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), today led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 18 senators and 33 representatives in pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden, today announced more than $16.2 million in grant funding for taxiway improvements at airports in Oregon.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced a $6.5 million grant for the Southwest Oregon Regional airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today re-introduced with Rep. Matt Gaetz bipartisan legislation, the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2019, also known as “Canyon’s Law,” to ban the use of two lethal poisons for predator control purposes.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Reed (NY-23), Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Torres Small (NM-02) this week introduced bipartisan legislation, the USPS Fairness Act, to end the unfair pre-funding mandate for the United States Postal Service (USPS), solving the most pressing financial problem facing the agency.