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Dec 3, 2009 Press Release

December 3, 2009


WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit was joined by 22 of his House colleagues today in introducing new legislation that assess a miniscule tax on Wall Street securities transactions.  The money it generates will be used to rebuild Main Street.  The legislation, Let Wall Street Pay for the Restoration of Main Street Act, has powerful support from the economists, Wall Street investors, labor organizations, and consumer groups.

Nov 18, 2009 Press Release

House passage expected soon

November 18, 2009


Nov 4, 2009 Press Release

November 4, 2009

Washington, DC – Rep. Peter DeFazio (Springfield) is pleased to announce that two important provisions are included in the House health care reform bill which was unveiled today.  H.R.3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, includes language that requires the health insurance industry to operate under the same anti-trust laws as all other industries and an agreement that will increase Medicare reimbursement rates in Oregon.


Oct 22, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Gene Taylor (D-MS) today sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi, urging her to include language in the health reform bill that would require the health insurance industry to operate under the same anti-trust laws as all other industries.

Oct 15, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman DeFazio (D-Springfield) was joined today by the other Democratic members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, urging him to invest in wave energy technology.