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Key Votes

Peter DeFazio's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Peter A. DeFazio
Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrnie
Birth Date: 05/27/1947
Birth Place: Needham, MA
Home City: Springfield, OR
Religion: Roman Catholic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 6, 2014 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Nov. 19, 2013 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission House Sponsor
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act House Co-sponsor
Oct. 23, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act House Co-sponsor
June 10, 2010 HR 5510 Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure Act House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
July 17, 2008 HR 6532 Restoring the Highway Trust Fund Balance House Co-sponsor
June 12, 2008 HR 6251 Oil Production Leases House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2008 HR 6052 Public Transportation and Alternative Fuel Grants House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2008 HR 6003 Amtrak Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations House Co-sponsor
Jan. 17, 2008 HR 5036 Federal Funding for Voting System Changes House Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2007 HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
June 7, 2007 HR 2634 Expanding the List of Countries Eligible for Debt Forgiveness House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 4 None House Co-sponsor
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
April 5, 2006 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives House Co-sponsor
March 2, 2005 H J Res 27 Withdrawing Approval from the WTO Agreement House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2005 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 3550 Highway Trust Fund Bill House Co-sponsor
May 15, 2003 HR 2115 Aviation Administration FY2004-2006 Authorization bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 29, 2000 HR 3709 Regarding Internet Taxation House Co-sponsor
June 8, 1999 H Amdt 140 Lethal Predator Funding Amendment House Sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 1000 FAA Reauthorization bill House Co-sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 23, 1999 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 1999 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 1999 HR 417 Campaign Finance Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 8, 1997 HR 2431 Religious Freedom House Co-sponsor

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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