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May 19, 2017 Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Coast Guard Reauthorization Legislation Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 Rep. DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Reduce Congestion at TSA Screening Checkpoints Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 18, 2017 Hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Peter DeFazio, Hearing on the Need to Reform FAA and Air Traffic Control to Build a 21st Century Aviation System for America Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Peter DeFazio, Hearing on U.S. Airline Customer Service Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 28, 2017 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Fund For Rail Accidents Rep. Greg Walden Unknown
April 28, 2017 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Fund For Rail Accidents Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
April 28, 2017 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Fund For Rail Accidents Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
April 28, 2017 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Fund For Rail Accidents Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
April 26, 2017 Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs from Unfair Competition Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines - United's Boarding Policy Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to Oscar Munoz, President and Chief Exeuctive Officer of United Airlines - Forcible Removal of a Passenger Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of US Department of Transportation - Proposals for Increased Investment in National Transportation Infrastructure Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 5, 2017 Kelly, DeFazio Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Guarantee Maintenance of Nation's Ports and Harbors Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Chairman and Ranking Member, and the Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart and the Honorable David Price, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Chairman and Ranking Member - Funding the FAST Act in FY 2018 Budget Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
March 29, 2017 Letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary of US Department of Transportation, Michael Huerta, Administrator of Federal Aviation Admin. - Federal Support for Rural Air Service Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 Letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary of US Department of Transportation, Michael Huerta, Administrator of Federal Aviation Admin. - Federal Support for Rural Air Service Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 DeFazio Introduces Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act to Boost Investments for the Nations Roads, Bridges, and Transit Systems Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Hearing of the Environment Subcommitee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Walden, Hearing on H.R. 806, Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 DeFazio Responds to Trump Administrations "Skinny Budget" Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging the Administration to Reject Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard That Would Upend Stability and Predictability for Small Businesses, Rural Communities Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 DeFazio, Larsen Introduce Legislation to Increase Airfare Transparency and Protect Consumer Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
March 1, 2017 DeFazio, Massie Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rebuild and Improve Nation's Airports Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 DeFazio Reacts to President Trump's Address to Congress Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2017 Letter to Hon. John F. Kennedy, Secretary of Homeland Security - Questions Misguided Digital Border Searches Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Wyden Introduces Shortline and Regional Railroad Bill Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Hearing of the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Walden, Hearing on Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Improving the Nation's Infrastructure Through Investing in America Proposals Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 DeFazio, Larsen React to DOT IG's Report on FAA Contingency Plans Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2017 DeFazio Re-Elected Top Democrat on House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
Jan. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President-Elect - Opening Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for Inland Harbor and Port Dredging Projects Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Welcome Federal Railroad Administration's Additional Safety Standards for Union Pacific Railroad Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Welcome Federal Railroad Administration's Additional Safety Standards for Union Pacific Railroad Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Welcome Federal Railroad Administration's Additional Safety Standards for Union Pacific Railroad Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2016 Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $30 Million to Improve Access to Federal Lands in the Gorge Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2016 Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $30 Million to Improve Access to Federal Lands in the Gorge Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 DeFazio Statement on the House Passage of WRDA Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2016 Ranking Member DeFazio Reacts to DOT Decision to Grant NAI Permit Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, the Hon. David Price, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation - Don't Shortchange Surface Transportation Funding in the Continuing Resolution Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 GAO Report Finds Emergency Responders May Lack Crucial Training and Information in Accidents Involving Trains Carrying Hazardous Materials Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
Nov. 15, 2016 Democrats Raise Serious Concerns Facing Air Traffic Control Privatizing Plan Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Schrader Urges Contract Extension Progress as West Coast Ports Parties Meet Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Lack of Standards and Support Provided to Airline Personnel in Addressing and Responding to Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Oversight of New Jersey Transit, Release of Safety Audit Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation - Protect Communities From Dangerous Oil Train Accidents Rep. Peter DeFazio Eugene, OR
Oct. 4, 2016 Rep. Peter DeFazio Announces DOT Grant to Protect Oregon Communities from Hazardous Materials Accidents Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
Sept. 29, 2016 Bipartisan E&C Leaders Press NTIA and NHTSA On Missed Milestones Re: Next Generation 911 Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - Convene Industry-Wide Effort to Develop a Plan of Action for OBD-II Ports within Vehicles Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2016 Coos Bay Rail Link Names Train Engine After Congressman Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 STB Reverses Ill-Conceived Proposals That Would Have Led to Significant Amtrak Delays Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Sen. Ron Wyden Newark, NJ
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Rep. Earl Blumenauer Newark, NJ
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Rep. Kurt Schrader Newark, NJ
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Newark, NJ
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Sen. Jeffery Merkley Newark, NJ
July 21, 2016 Rep. Peter DeFazio Secures Nearly $3.5 Million for Zero-Emission Electric Buses for Lane Transit District Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Bonamici Introduces Bill to Protect Communities from Oil Train Accidents Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Account for Rail Accidents Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Account for Rail Accidents Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Oregon Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Communities, Establish Emergency Response Account for Rail Accidents Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Bridging the Gap for our Infrastructure Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Merkley, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Address Oil Train Derailments Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
July 13, 2016 Bonamici Introduces Bill to Protect Communities from Oil Train Accidents Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Wyden Applauds Rail Transportation Notification for Emergency Responders Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Wyden Legislation Helps Oregon UAS sites in Pendleton, Tillamook and Warm Springs Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Merkley, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Address Oil Train Derailments Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
July 11, 2016 Faa Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 House Passes Bipartisan FAA Extension Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
July 11, 2016 House Passes Critical Aviation Safety, FAA Funding Legislation Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Dan Elliot, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board, the Hon. Deb Miller, Vice Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board, and the Hon. Ann Begeman, Member of the Surface Transportation Board - Reject Complaint That Would Benefit Companies Using Unsafe Rail Tank Cars Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 House and Senate Leaders' Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Shuster, DeFazio, Inhofe, Boxer Release FASTLANE Projects List Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Wyden and Merkley: Port of Coos Bay Earns $11 Million Transportation Grant Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Wyden and Merkley: Port of Coos Bay Earns $11 Million Transportation Grant Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Statement on Federal Railroad Administration Report on Mosier Oil Train Derailment Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Statement on Federal Railroad Administration Report on Mosier Oil Train Derailment Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration - Senators Ask Federal Railroad Administration to Halt Resumption of Oil Train Traffic in Columbia River Gorge Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 President Signs Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill Into Law Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration - Senators Ask Federal Railroad Administration to Halt Resumption of Oil Train Traffic in Columbia River Gorge Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Ranking Member DeFazio' Statement on FAA Rules for Commercial Drones Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Letter to the honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, and Administrator Marie Dominguez, Member of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - Call to Federal Agencies to Protect Communities from Dangers of Volatile Crude Oil Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation - Finalize Safety Rules to Help Emergency Responders, Phase Out Unsafe Oil Tank Cars Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation - Finalize Safety Rules to Help Emergency Responders, Phase Out Unsafe Oil Tank Cars Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Improving Safety for the Columbia Gorge and the People who Live Here Rep. Greg Walden Unknown
June 9, 2016 House Passes Blumenauer Amendment to Pave the Way for Bikeshare on Capitol Grounds Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Christopher Hart, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board - Wyden, Merkley Call on National Transportation Safety Board to More Closely Examine Future Oil Train Derailments Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Christopher Hart, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board - Wyden, Merkley Call on National Transportation Safety Board to More Closely Examine Future Oil Train Derailments Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Make Airport Security Lines Shorter! Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
June 8, 2016 Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
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