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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON


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May 3, 2017 Press Release

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 risky speculative financial trading that led to the 2008 Wall Street collapse and 2010 ‘flash crash’. 

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced the bipartisan Community Protection and Preparedness Act (H.R.2223), legislation that creates a new trust fund to help communities prepare for accidents involving rail cars transporting flammable liquids, including crude oil and ethanol.

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTONReps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Greg Walden (OR-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) released the following statement in response to the Commerce Department’s announcement of preliminary countervailing duties on  softwood lumber imports from Canada:

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

Leading a group of lawmakers including Barbara Lee (CA-13), James McGovern (MA-02), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), Rep. Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to brief Congress on the scope of his campaign in Syria and his exit strategy within 48 hours.

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTONRep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on President Trump’s missile strikes in Syria:

“Bashar al-Assad is a brutal dictator whose inhumane chemical attacks against his own people are an unspeakable atrocity.

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), introduced H.R.

Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

Leading a group of sixteen lawmakers, Representative Peter DeFazio today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging either the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria or that he seek Congressional approval to extend their stay.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

Today Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced H.R. 1817, the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017, legislation that would ban the use of the lethal poisons Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide for predator control efforts.

The bill is supported by the national wildlife advocacy group Predator Defense, as well as the Humane Society.

Mar 29, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced his support for H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, which would establish a privately-delivered, publicly-financed universal health care system in the United States.

Rep. DeFazio issued the following statement on the bill:

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 654, the Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017, legislation introduced by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that would identify funding for an earthquake early warning system off the Pacific Northwest coast.