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Dec 8, 2010 Press Release

December 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that he opposes the deal struck yesterday between President Obama and Senate Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts for millionaires for another two years. DeFazio released the following statement:

Nov 30, 2010 Press Release

On October 25th, 2010, Congressman Peter DeFazio and other members of the Oregon delegation hosted a meeting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon. DeFazio was joined by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson and 22 other people representing the timber industry, conservation groups and tribes for a discussion about the future of forest policy in Western Oregon.

Nov 19, 2010 Press Release

Insists Trade Policies Must Defend American Jobs

November 19. 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Peter DeFazio and a dozen other members of the House Trade Working Group met with President Obama to insist on trade policies that protect American jobs.

Americans’ have made clear that their number one priority is the creation of secure family wage jobs, and rightfully so considering that nationwide unemployment remains at 9.6%. Rather than pay heed to this stark message, however, President Obama is in the midst of negotiating a free trade agreement with South Korea that follows the same failed trade model as NAFTA and the Bush free trade agreements. Despite rosy promises to the contrary, these free trade agreements have shipped millions of American jobs overseas, decimated entire swaths of American manufacturing, and exacerbated the continuing recession.

Nov 18, 2010 Press Release

November 18, 2010

Washington, DC – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) today voted to stimulate the Oregon economy and provide stability to thousands of Oregon families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits. H.R. 6419, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act, would have provided immediate assistance to millions of workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. According to the Oregon Employment Division, the bill would have provided $60 million in assistance to 20,000 Oregonians. Unfortunately, the House Republicans blocked these benefits. Without an extension of unemployment benefits, cuts will begin November 27th impacting four million people throughout the holidays and early next year.

Oct 18, 2010 Press Release

October 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC--Today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) will announce a $13.5 million Department of Transportation grant to fully repair the Coos Bay rail line. The announcement will take place at 5:00 PM at the Former Central Oregon Pacific Rail Yard in Coos Bay. DeFazio will be joined by representatives of the International Port of Coos Bay.