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 “Assessing the Transportation Needs of Tribes, Federal Land Management Agencies, and U.S. Territories.”
Today the House of Representatives passed decisively bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio that would provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with much-needed financial relief by ending the agency’s burdensome prefunding mandate on future retiree health benefits. The legislation passed by a vote of 309 to 106, with 87 Republicans voting in favor of the bill.
Following President Trump’s rollback of critical clean water protections, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today invited Joe Moll, Executive Director of the McKenzie River Trust, to the State of the Union Address as his guest.
Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:
Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) released a framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure that would address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from addressing the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer str
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: “GSA Outleases and the Trump Old Post Office Hotel.” Video of Chair DeFazio’s remarks as delivered can be found here.
Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) responded to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will rollback clean water protections included in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. According to the U.S.
Rep. DeFazio today issued the following statement:
“I’m angered by the dismissal of the landmark Juliana v. United States lawsuit. Congress must take action on climate change. As Chair of the Transportation Committee, I’m drafting a bill that will invest in green technologies & bring our transportation systems into the 21st century.”
Today, Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) participated in a Congressional delegation trip to Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico to investigate the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico policy and the use of tent court facilities to adjudicate Remain in Mexico asylum cases.
Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to the President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Ian Jeffries, asking for follow up after an article in The Atlantic.