Representative Peter A. DeFazio's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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Oregon's Forested Communities: Congressmen Offer Bipartisan Solution To Fiscal Crisis Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder - Lack of Progress on Gas Price Investigation is 'Intolerable' 5/07/15 Letter to President Barack Obama, President of the United States: Support of Iran Negotiations Signed by 150 Members 5/01/15 Letter to Chief Tom Tidwell, U.S. Forest Service, and Neil Kornze, Bureau of Land Management: Speedy Release of County Payments, Details on Sequester Plans 5/01/15 New Legislation Would Raise the Minimum Wage 5/01/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House: Rep. Grijalva, Whip Hoyer, Caucus Chairs to Bring Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill to the Floor 4/30/15 DeFazio, Schrader Push Legislation to Permanently Save Newport Air Station 4/30/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives: Debate and Vote on ISIS War 4/29/15 DeFazio Blasts "Monsanto Provision' in Fast Track Legislation 4/23/15 Rep. DeFazio introduces two bills to protect Social Security trust fund and keep program solvent through 2057 4/22/15 DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Curb Illegal Wildlife Trafficking (Updated) 4/20/15 Letter to Aashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Making the Department of Defense Fully Auditable 4/16/15 DeFazio Responds To New Fast Track Legislation 4/16/15 Letter to Michael Froman, Office of the United States Trade Representative - Concerns with the Trans-Pacific Partnership 4/15/15 DeFazio Urges Coast Guard to Keep Newport Air Station Open 4/15/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Deduction on Tax-exempt Municipal Bonds 4/15/15 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor, and Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces 4/14/15 The Nation's Infrastructure Needs Repair 4/14/15 Rep. DeFazio Applauds Senate Passage of Bill that Extends Secure Rural Schools Program in Oregon 4/10/15 Rep. DeFazio Celebrates Oregon Caves Expansion 4/07/15 Lawmakers Kick Off Oregon Caves Expansion 4/06/15 The Fresno Bee - NTSB: Equip Oil Trains with Fire Protection Within 5 Years 4/06/15 Rep. DeFazio Commends NTSB for Common Sense Rail Tank Car Safety Recommendations 4/06/15 The Hill - NTSB Calls for Replacing Oil Trains More Quickly 4/06/15 DeFazio Commends NTSB for Common Sense Rail Tank Car Safety Recommendations 4/01/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Continued Support for the Two-State Solution 3/31/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change 3/27/15 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa Delauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies: Funding of Heating Assistance Program 3/26/15 Rep. DeFazio Praises Bill that Extends Secure Rural Schools Program in Oregon and Ensures Healthcare for Children & Seniors Nationwide 3/25/15 Letter to Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Investing in Early Education 3/24/15 Reps. Huffman, Kilmer, DeFazio Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Renew Secure Rural Schools Program 3/24/15 Letter to Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Interior Subcommittee, and Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the Interior Subcommittee - Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System 3/24/15 Reps. Huffman, Kilmer, DeFazio Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Renew Secure Rural Schools Program 3/24/15 Rep. DeFazio Secures Two-Year Extension to Help Oregon's Rural Counties, Schools, Law Enforcement 3/24/15 Rep. DeFazio Applauds VA Decision to Increase Healthcare Access for Veterans in Rural Communities 3/24/15 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 3/23/15 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding 3/23/15 Don't Allow USTR Half-Truths on Korea FTA 3/20/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran Nuclear Negotiations 3/19/15 Members of Congress to USTR: Stop Making False Claims on the Trade Deficit 3/19/15 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's Coastal Plain 3/19/15 Committee Leaders Introduce Bill to Reform Disaster Assistance Programs & Reduce Disaster Costs 3/17/15 Rep. Kelly Named Co-Chairman of House Small Brewers Caucus 3/17/15 House Small Brewers Caucus Reestablished in New Congress 3/17/15 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Implementation of Dodd-Frank CEO Median Worker Pay Ratio Rule 3/12/15 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General - Investigation into Crude Oil Transportation and Emergency Response Capabilities 3/09/15 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the US Department of Transportation and John Kerry, Secretary of the US Department of State - Curb Ant-Competitive Practices by Gulf Carriers 3/06/15 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners 3/04/15 Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 3/04/15 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Gray Wolf Protections: Change Course, Use Best Science