Representative Peter DeFazio's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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1/08/18 DeFazio Bill, Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act, Signed Into Law 1/05/18 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator, EPA - Alarmed by EPA Contract with GOP Operatives 1/04/18 Statement From Rep. Peter DeFazio on Department of Justice Rollback of State-Level Protections for Legalized Marijuana From Federal Overreach 12/28/17 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of VA - VA Illegally Hiring Docs with Revoked Licenses 12/22/17 Western Oregon Tribal Restoration Bill Passes Senate, Goes to President's Desk to Become Law 12/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation 12/21/17 DeFazio Applauds House Passage of Bill to Support Earthquake Early Warning System, Help States Prevent Wildfires 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 12/08/17 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee - O'halleran Leads Bipartisan Letter Opposing Cuts to Critical Access Hospitals 12/07/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Extend CHIP Funding 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 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 12/01/17 Katko Legislation to Reauthorize Brownfields Program Passes House 11/30/17 Defazio Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Spur Economic Development and Job Creation in Oregon Communities 11/30/17 T&I Committee Leaders Applaud House Passage of Brownfields Reauthorization Bill 11/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Courtney, Kelly Lead Bipartisan Coalition In Urging Repeal Of "Cadillac Tax" 11/20/17 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Funding for Harmful Algal Blooms 11/14/17 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, and the Hon. Ryan K. Zinke, Secretary of Interior - Set Aside Flawed Mineral Withdrawal Review 11/01/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - House Lawmakers Tell EPA to Acknowledge Negative Impacts of RFS 11/01/17 Rep. Peter DeFazio Amendment Protects Western Oregon Wild & Scenic Lands, Wilderness in Forestry Bill 10/31/17 Letter to Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, CDC Director - Boost Eating Disorders Research 10/30/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi - Support Community Health Centers 10/27/17 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hagan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Abraham, Sewell lead bipartisan coalition to preserve home health 10/27/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Reauthorize CHIP Funding 10/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, the Hon. Alexander Acosta, and the Hon. Eric Hargan - Reverse Birth Control Access Rollback 10/24/17 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, the Hon. Jack Reed, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, and the Hon. Adam Smith - Support for Medical Research Program 10/16/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator EPA - EPA Action on Portland Harbor site 10/12/17 Oregon Members Applaud Inclusion of Emergency Wildfire Suppression Assistance in Spending Bill 10/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Drug Testing for Opioids 9/28/17 Rep. Peter DeFazio Blasts Request to Overturn Protections for Critical Watershed 9/27/17 Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - 228 Bipartisan Members of Congress Oppose Proposed Changes to 340B 9/14/17 Letter to Chairmen Walden and Burgess and Ranking Members Pallone and Green, House Energy and Commerce Committee - National Health Service Corps 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 9/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader - Lawmakers Urge Ryan, Pelosi, Mcconnell and Schumer to Immediately Address Medicaid Cuts 9/13/17 Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Cancer Drug Pricing 9/05/17 Oregon Members Urge Wildfire Assistance in Hurricane Harvey Emergency Spending Bill 9/01/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Americans from Deadly Pesticides 8/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Implementation of Opioid Commission Recommendations 8/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Members of Congress: No New Offshore Drilling in the Pacific Ocean 8/11/17 Letter to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Opposing Atlantic Offshore Drilling 7/31/17 DeFazio Introduces Rule to Require Fair Pricing on Taxpayer-Funded Prescription Drugs 7/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - We Support the Affordable Care Act 7/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program 7/11/17 DeFazio-initiated VA Investigation into Roseburg VA Medical Center Will Lead to Updated Standards of Care 6/30/17 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Urging the Secretary to Halt Seismic Tests Near Virginia's Coast 6/27/17 Letter to the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of US Department of Transportation - Delay of National Performance Measure of Carbon Emissions 6/09/17 DeFazio to Trump: When Does the Real Infrastructure Week Start? 5/31/17 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Cramer Leads Bipartisan Letter on Charitable Health Assistance with Support from 40% of House Chamber 5/31/17 Letter to the Hon. Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, the Hon. Jerry Brown, Governor of California, and the Hon. Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington - West Coast Members of Congress to Governors: "Our States Must Continue to Form a "Green Wall' and Maintain Climate Leadership" 5/24/17 Letter to President Trump - Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

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