Representative Peter DeFazio's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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12/11/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Charles Schumer, Orrin Hatch, Ron Wyden, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin Brady, and Richard Neal - Oppose Tax Bill Provision that would Raise Taxes Substantially on Graduate Students and Hurt Our Economic Future 12/08/17 Letter to the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the Hon. Ron Wyden, Ranking Member, the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member - Protect k-12, Higher Education in Tax Reform 11/11/17 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Take Up The Thompson-Krishnamoorthi Act 9/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairmans, and Ranking Members the Hon. Frank Pallone and the Hon. Gene Green - Support the National Health Service Corps 7/19/17 Letter to Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Cole, and Ranking Member DeLauro - Supporting Instruction State Grant Program in FY 2018 7/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Congressmembers Call on Education Department to Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers 6/10/17 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers 3/14/17 Letter to President Trump - Calls on Trump Administration to Increase Support for Pell Grants to Make Post-Secondary Education More Affordable 3/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin and the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of Education - Calling On Administration to Help Student Loan Borrowers Keep Payments Affordable 2/17/17 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program 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 11/02/16 Letter to House Committee Leaders - Protect Pell Grant Funding 9/30/16 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio Marking One Year Since the Events at Umpqua Community College 9/29/16 Rep. Peter DeFazio Introduces HIGHER ED Act to Make College More Affordable 9/22/16 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker, US House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, US House of Representatives - Secure Rural Schools 7/06/16 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections 5/16/16 Merkley, Wyden and Defazio Announce Federal Funding to Help Umpqua Community College Recover From School Shooting 11/10/15 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education and Labor Pensions, John Kline, Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce - Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 8/31/15 Issue Position: Education 6/04/15 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid Process 6/04/15 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid 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 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 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 Reps. Huffman, Kilmer, DeFazio Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Renew Secure Rural Schools Program 2/18/15 DeFazio Applauds Federal Grant to Help Local Families 1/13/15 Burgess, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Ensure Doctors Have Access to Educational Materials 12/11/14 DeFazio Blasts 1,600-Page CROmnibus for its Giveaways to Wall Street and Wealthy Campaign Donors 10/20/14 The Register-Guard - Few Sparks Fly This Time in Race for Congress 10/20/14 The Register-Guard - Few Sparks Fly This Time in Race for Congress 9/29/14 DeFazio Applauds $2.4 Million Grant for Southwestern Oregon Community College 9/29/14 DeFazio Announces Federal Grants to Promote Local Arts Education 9/24/14 DeFazio Applauds $18 Million Grant To Help Low-Income Oregonians Go to College 6/19/14 Congressman Bishop and Congressman DeFazio Introduce Landmark Legislation to Advance Education and Conservation 4/11/14 DeFazio Statement on Passage of Ryan Republican Budget 2/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education 1/01/14 Issue Position: Education 12/23/13 Sequestration Will Not Apply to Secure Rural Schools Money 7/31/13 Bipartisan Student Loan Act of 2013 5/23/13 DeFazio Rejects Republican Plan To More Than Double Student Loan Interest Rates 4/22/13 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chair Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and Rosa DeLauro, Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Technical Education Act 4/22/13 Letter to Rep. Hal Rogers, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Jack Kingston, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro - Student Loans for Students Without HS Diploma or GED 4/18/13 Letter to Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro - High School Equivalency Program and the College Assistance Migrant Program Funding 4/18/13 Letter to Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro - High School Equivalency Program and the College Assistance Migrant Program Funding 4/17/13 Letter to Rep. Jack Kingston and Rep. Rosa DeLauro - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program Funding 3/28/13 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients - Rural School Funding 3/20/13 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Military Tuition Assistance 2/13/13 DeFazio Responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address

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