Representative Peter DeFazio's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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12/01/16 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry 10/27/16 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Louis J. Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Call to Address Provisions of the "Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp" 1/11/16 Genetically Engineered Fish 11/20/15 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp 11/05/15 Members of Oregon Delegation Welcome OSU Progress on Hemp Research 10/14/15 Letter to the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsored Animal Abuse 9/24/15 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador to U.S. Trade Representative - Urging Fair Trade with China for U.S. Alfalfa Exporters 8/10/15 Letter to Katy Coba, Oregon Department of Agriculture and Daniel J. Arp, Oregon State University - Hemp Research 7/22/15 Rep. DeFazio, Lawmakers Condemn Dangerous Industry-Driven Food Labeling Bill 11/06/14 DeFazio Applauds Federal Grant for Eugene Innovator 10/23/14 Eugene Weekly - EPA Approves Herbicide For GMO Crops 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 7/01/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - House Democrats Urge State Department to Stop Conditioning MCC Compact on El Salvador's Seed Purchase Program 6/02/14 DeFazio-Huffman-Herrera Beutler Amendment Saves West Coast Fisherman $2.4 Million 5/28/14 Rep. DeFazio Supports Passage of Legislation to Promote OSU Agricultural Program 5/09/14 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 5/08/14 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers 4/28/14 North Texas Invasive Species Barrier Act of 2014 4/03/14 DeFazio Pushes for Reforms to Level the Playing Field for West Coast Fishermen 3/14/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion 2/28/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding 2/07/14 Organic Farmers Win Big in Farm Bill 1/16/14 DeFazio Encourages President Obama to Adopt GMO Labeling Standards 1/15/14 Administration is Seen as Retreating on Environment in Talks on Pacific Trade 12/18/13 Letter to Mark Pryor, Roy Blunt, Robert Aderholt, and Sam Farr - Unsafe Chinese Chicken 11/15/13 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Do No Cut Food Stamps 10/31/13 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack - Provide Additional Resources to Address Colony Collapse Disorder 10/30/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate 10/17/13 Letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker, US Department of Commerce - Open the King Crab Season 9/26/13 Letter to Senators Debbit Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Allow Institutions of Higher Education to be able to Grow and Cultivate Hemp for Research Purposes 9/25/13 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest 8/02/13 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill 6/19/13 SNAP 12/08/11 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 11/04/11 Letter to Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Director of National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture 11/03/11 Letter to Chairwoman Murray and Chairman Hensarling 6/16/11 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 6/15/11 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 3/30/11 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 2/15/11 Letter to The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce 1/27/11 USDA's Decision Thursday On Genetically Engineered Alfalfa -- Leahy And DeFazio Warn About USDA Decision Lifting All Protections For Organic And Conventional Farmers 7/26/10 DeFazio, Thompson Urge Protections for West Coast Fishermen and Coastal Communities 5/14/08 DeFazio Supports House Passage of Farm Bill 2/21/08 DeFazio, Shays Reiterate Call for Humane Treatment of Farm Animals 7/27/07 DeFazio Votes To Reform Corporate Farm Subsidies 6/29/07 Letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns 5/10/07 Agricultural Disaster Assistance and Western States Emergency Unfinished Business Appropriations Act, 2007 6/08/06 Letter to Chairman Gruenberg 1/10/06 Agriculture Department Cuts County Payments Checks 11/07/05 Schakowsky, Colleagues, Send Letter to Ambassador Portman Over AFTA Concerns

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