Representative Peter A. DeFazio's Public Statements


Full Name: Peter A. DeFazio
Current Office: U.S. House - 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
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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 Administrator Gina McCarthy, 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 9/29/05 DeFazio Commends Efforts To Reform ESA, But Remains Concerned About Compensation Provision 3/10/04 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 339, Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act