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"The DeFazio Era"

As this administration tries to con us into wasting money at our southern border, I am pushing once again to invest in strengthening the nation's interior.

Across America, roads and bridges are seriously deteriorating and in need of repair or replacement. Our energy infrastructure can't keep up with the pace of the green revolution. And our coastal cities and towns are vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change.

That's why for years I've pushed for a long-term infrastructure bill that includes sustainable funding. Now, as the Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I'm determined to get it done.

During his campaign, the president promised a $1.5 trillion investment in infrastructure. But since taking office, he's only proposed cuts in funding for transportation. You can rest assured that my first task as Chair of the T&I Committee will be to try to get the funding we were promised.

We need resilient carbon neutral infrastructure that stands up to our changing climate. Our tax dollars should be funding a 21st-century transportation network that moves people and goods safely and efficiently, while reducing impacts on the environment. We need to think and act smarter.

Call it what you want, but the new era is here. And it's happening now.


Posted on February 11, 2019.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter