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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON


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Apr 9, 2019 Press Release

Today, in a letter led by Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), lawmakers urged the Trump administration to abandon its proposed “Dirty Water Rule,” and instead leave clean water protections in place.

Mar 20, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today presented the Congressional Gold Medal to George Wickes, a Eugene-area World War II veteran.

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer have filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the Juliana v. United States youth plaintiffs in their landmark climate lawsuit and urging the Court to allow the pending case to proceed to trial.

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Representative Don Young (R-AK), and Representative John Katko (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019 to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and local

Mar 5, 2019 Blog Post

Last month’s rollout of the Green New Deal, a fourteen-page legislative resolution, sponsored by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, that called for “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” through a ten-year “national mobilization,” h

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), and U.S.

Mar 1, 2019 Press Release

Thousands Urge Ninth Circuit to Allow Juliana v. United States to Go to Trial Youth Plaintiffs’ Climate Lawsuit Supported by 15 Amicus Briefs

Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Paul Gosar (AZ-04) today introduced the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act , H.R. 1418, which repeals the antiquated exemption that allows the health insurance industry to operate beyond the reach of federal antitrust laws. 

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on the Medicare for All Act and lowering healthcare costs: 

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

Today the House passed a major public lands bill that included several provisions authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) that would protect several critical salmon and steelhead habitats in southwestern Oregon and designate more than 30,000 acres of public land as Wilderness.