Representative Peter DeFazio's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
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5/31/16 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives -Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban 5/25/16 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative- Clarify Position on Compulsory Licensing for Generic Medicines in Colombia 5/17/16 DeFazio Blasts Republicans for Using Zika Crisis to Gut Clean Water Act 5/12/16 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act 4/29/16 Sen. Markey, Reps. Grijalva and DeFazio Release New GAO Report on Municipal Freshwater Scarcity 4/28/16 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns 4/15/16 Democrats Introduce Legislation To Help Communities Fund Clean Water Infrastructure Projects 3/17/16 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research 3/15/16 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding 3/09/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Call to Clarify Privacy Standards for Mobile Health Apps 3/04/16 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Effort to Strengthen Consumer Rights, Address Olive Oil Fraud 2/11/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluate Risks of Powerful Herbicide Before Reapproved 11/18/15 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding 11/10/15 In Advance of Veterans Day, Merkley, Wyden and DeFazio Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Staffing at VA Health Centers 9/29/15 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer 9/01/15 Issue Position: Veterans Issues 8/03/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health 7/30/15 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Ozone Rule 7/14/15 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of the United States Department of Defense - End Legal Purgatory with Sick Oregon Veterans 7/02/15 Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services - Coverage for a 12-Month Supply of a Woman's Birth Control 4/14/15 Rep. DeFazio Applauds Senate Passage of Bill that Extends Secure Rural Schools Program in Oregon 3/26/15 Rep. DeFazio Praises Bill that Extends Secure Rural Schools Program in Oregon and Ensures Healthcare for Children & Seniors Nationwide 2/11/15 Rep. DeFazio Takes Action on Rural Ambulance Services 1/13/15 Burgess, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Ensure Doctors Have Access to Educational Materials 12/23/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Rural Ambulance Services 11/17/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Fight Against Cuts to Critical Access Hospitals 10/29/14 Rep. DeFazio Joins Hospital Workers on Picket Line in Springfield 10/22/14 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Overseeing Selection of Next Roseburg VA Director 10/20/14 The Register-Guard - Few Sparks Fly This Time in Race for Congress 10/01/14 New Data Expose Drug Company Influence on Doctors 9/11/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community 7/31/14 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer 7/30/14 DeFazio Demands Accountability at Roseburg, White City VA Facilities 7/25/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed 7/18/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Publish Revised Poultry Slaughter Rule, Open New Public Comment Period, Solicit Public Comments 5/30/14 Resignation of Eric Shinseki 5/30/14 Rep. DeFazio Calls on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to Resign 4/04/14 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health 4/02/14 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer 3/17/14 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs 1/14/14 Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act 1/01/14 Issue Position: Veterans Issues 5/28/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog 4/22/13 Letter to John Culberson, Chair, and Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans' Affairs and Related Agencies 4/06/12 DeFazio Fights to Lower Health Care Costs for Veterans 3/22/12 Protecting Access to Healthcare Act 3/21/12 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5, Protecting Access to Healthcare Act 1/01/12 Issue Position: Health Care 12/14/11 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 11/03/11 Letter to President Obama

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