Representative Peter DeFazio's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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1/04/18 Statement From Rep. Peter DeFazio on Department of Justice Rollback of State-Level Protections for Legalized Marijuana From Federal Overreach 12/20/17 Letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Polis Asks FDA to Lift Public Health Warning on Kratom 12/18/17 Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Grijalva and Chu Call for Investigation on Sexual Assaults in ICE Facilities 12/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Not to Restrict Gun Violence Research in Appropriations Package 12/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Allow Research of Medical Marijuana as Pain Management Alternative to Opioids 11/30/17 Committee Approves Disaster Recovery Reform and Human Trafficking Legislation at Markup 11/30/17 Committee Approves Disaster Recovery Reform and Human Trafficking Legislation at Markup 11/17/17 Letter to Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Oregon Delegation Urges DOJ to Release Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funding 10/31/17 Letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Defazio Urges Dot to Use $911 Million of Unused Highway Emergency Relief Funds 10/31/17 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney - Support Robust Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System 10/27/17 Letter to the Hon. John Roth, Inspector General - Top Democrats Demand IG Investigation Into Whitefish Energy No-Bid Contract in Puerto Rico 10/18/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Increase Refugee Intake 10/12/17 Oregon Members Applaud Inclusion of Emergency Wildfire Suppression Assistance in Spending Bill 10/12/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, the Hon. Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Hon. Ed Royce, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs - Six Dem Ranking Members to GOP Leaders: Allow Our Committees to Consider Border Wall Bill, Don't Jam it Through the House 10/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Drug Testing for Opioids 9/08/17 Letter to the Hon. Tony Tooke, United States Forest Service Chief - Oregon Delegation Presses New Forest Service Chief for Full Cooperation to Fight Wildfires 9/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member - Appropriating Funds for Wildfire Assistance in Hurricane Harvey Emergency Spending Bill 8/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations 8/14/17 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Charlottesville Attack 8/14/17 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Charlottesville Attack 8/14/17 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Charlottesville Attack 8/11/17 Letter to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Opposing Atlantic Offshore Drilling 8/09/17 Oregon Delegation Announces Partial Federal Disaster Relief for Severe Winter Storms 7/20/17 House Approves DHS Bill with Coast Guard and FEMA Authorizations 6/01/17 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Criticizing Elimination of West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System 5/24/17 Committee Approves Bills to Authorize the Coast Guard and FEMA, Improve Veteran Employment 5/23/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Keep Poison Pill Gun Riders Out of Funding Bills 5/19/17 Rep. DeFazio Includes Provision to Protect Schools from Earthquake Damage in Major School Infrastructure Repair Bill 5/19/17 Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Coast Guard Reauthorization Legislation 5/19/17 Bill to Reauthorize FEMA and Drive Down Disaster Costs Introduced in the House 5/16/17 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding 5/10/17 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on President Trump's Firing of FBI Director James Comey 4/04/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices 4/04/17 Letter to the Hon. John Culberson, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jose E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for Criminal Background Checks 3/13/17 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, chairman and Lucille Roybal-Allard, ranking member - Regarding Opposition to Cuts in US Coast Guard 3/02/17 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Attorney General Jeff Sessions 2/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike 2/01/17 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order 1/31/17 Merkley, Wyden, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Schrader, Defazio, Deman Trump Reverse Muslim Ban 1/30/17 Statement from Rep. DeFazio on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration 1/25/17 DeFazio Introduces Bill to Fund Earthquake Early Warning System for Pacific Northwest 12/28/16 Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio Praise $1.2 Million Federal Grant for Douglas County and the City of Roseburg to Assist with UCC Recovery 12/12/16 Letter to Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of US Coast Guard, and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Human Trafficking 12/12/16 Letter to Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of US Coast Guard, and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Human Trafficking 11/30/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, House Speaker and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Delay Changes to Rule 41 Pending Congressional Review 9/26/16 DeFazio Reacts to GAO Report on Earthquake Mitigation Efforts in the United States 8/18/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office 8/15/16 Rep. Peter DeFazio Announces USGS Grant to Support West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System 8/11/16 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Pacific Northwest Senators, Members of Congress Prod State Department on Columbia River Treaty as Agency Drags Its Feet 7/14/16 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Account for Rail Accidents

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