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October 7, 2021 In solidarity with essential workers Earlier this week, Peter went to the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield to show his support for hospital workers on the first day of their strike. At a time in which essential workers are overworked, ... read more
October 4, 2021 Breaking news about Alek Skarlatos Did you see this breaking news story from the Associated Press? It's pretty shocking stuff: Alek Skarlatos, a hero soldier-turned-Republican congressional candidate, started a nonprofit shortly after his 2020 defeat in a western Oregon race, ... read more
September 29, 2021 Republicans and Democrats agree: Let me get straight to the point. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is coming after Peter: He's at the top of their 2022 target list. Last election they dumped millions in the race to ... read more
September 27, 2021 Kevin McCarthy endorses Skarlatos Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is already telling people that Alek Skarlatos will defeat Peter in 2022. McCarthy just endorsed Skarlatos for the second time, which means McCarthy's going to be hitting up his huge ... read more
September 24, 2021 Is there any conspiracy Alek Skarlatos won’t believe? Alek Skarlatos has some real nerve. Recently, Skarlatos attacked Oregon's mask mandate (even though COVID hospitalizations are on the rise) calling efforts to slow the spread of infection part of the "liberal agenda." It's the ... read more
September 7, 2021 Especially proud to be a pro-choice champion Last week, the Supreme Court all but eliminated access to safe, legal abortion for patients across Texas when they allowed the state’s draconian six-week abortion ban to take effect. But this assault on patient rights ... read more
September 1, 2021 Name a billionaire, and I can promise you this: While much of America has been suffering through a pandemic and an economic implosion, guess who has been doing just fine? The Billionaires and the fat cats on Wall Street. What's worse? Most of the ... read more
August 30, 2021 Taxes and toilets While much of America has been suffering through a pandemic and an economic implosion, guess who has been doing just fine? The Billionaires and the fat cats on Wall Street. What's worse? Most of the ... read more
August 29, 2021 How hot is up to us As Oregonians faced down another punishing, deadly heat wave this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a very dire report on our rapidly warming climate: The IPCC's report outlines how human-made climate ... read more
August 27, 2021 Kabul I strongly condemn the assault which killed and wounded U.S. servicemembers and Afghans outside the Kabul airport. I want to express my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our military servicemembers and ... read more
August 24, 2021 [Add your name] The time to expand Medicare is NOW Right now, Senate Democrats are putting together a budget package that includes expanding Medicare coverage to dental, vision, and hearing. This will be a huge help to countless seniors across Oregon. But it's not enough. ... read more
July 26, 2021 He’s off the rails Peter's Republican opponent Alek Skarlatos is raising alarm bells for what he's saying and for what he's not saying. Alek Skarlatos is still refusing to say that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Over and ... read more
July 22, 2021 We’ve got to be ready In 2020, Oregon had our worst wildfire season in known history. We saw entire towns decimated, more than a million acres burned to the ground, and thick, hazardous smoke blanket the whole state. It looks ... read more
July 20, 2021 What AOC said Did you catch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on CNN last night? She gave Peter a shout out for demanding a big, bold, transformative infrastructure package: Peter co-founded the Progressive Congressional Caucus to fight for progressive policies ... read more
July 7, 2021 How much will this help you or someone you know? Families have been hit especially hard during this pandemic, but more help is on the way. As part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan, Democrats expanded the child tax credit for roughly 90 percent of ... read more
July 1, 2021 Infrastructure is calling. Congress has answered. Today is a good day for the country! I'm proud to report that my bill, the INVEST in America Act – the first bill that meets many of the goals in President Biden's American Jobs ... read more
June 29, 2021 This picture is worth just one word: ugh Do you remember last year when Texas Senator Ted Cruz made a pledge to raise at least $100,000 for Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate to defeat Peter? He's back at it. Cruz recently tweeted this photo ... read more
June 28, 2021 Skarlatos said WHAT about Trump?? Alek Skarlatos has been making the rounds on (Trump's favorite) One America News Network (OANN) trying to drum up extremist support for his campaign against Peter. One thing that Skarlatos said that stuck out to ... read more
June 25, 2021 ZERO Republicans voted for voting rights On Tuesday, every single Senate Republican voted to block the For the People Act, a bill to stop the attacks on voting rights, end partisan gerrymandering and stop billionaires from buying elections. It would have ... read more
June 19, 2021 Today is Juneteenth Today is Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, commemorating the emancipation from the Confederacy of the last enslaved African Americans . Even though Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ... read more
June 18, 2021 We must protect the Oregon Coast 🌊🌊 The Pacific Ocean is the economic engine of Oregon's coastal communities. From fishing and shellfish, to recreation and tourism, Oregon's coastal communities depend on a healthy ocean to thrive. Our oceans also bear the brunt ... read more
June 17, 2021 Transportation should be green This is what the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had to say about my bill: "This historic legislation is the kind of bold approach we need to tackle our crises of racial inequity and climate ... read more
June 15, 2021 Peter’s big dream coming true? We just wanted to make sure you heard the good news: last week, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed Peter's INVEST in America Act with bipartisan support. At the end of this month, the House ... read more
June 9, 2021 Jobs to fight climate change? Last Friday was a big deal. House Democrats unveiled my bill, the INVEST in America Act, to modernize and reimagine our transportation sector. My INVEST in America Act is the first bill that puts a ... read more
May 27, 2021 Roe v Wade is at serious risk [Add your name] This news should alarm us all. The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a controversial Mississippi abortion case, giving the 6-3 conservative majority an opportunity to challenge – even completely overturn – Roe v. ... read more
May 25, 2021 The grim reaper of infrastructure Senate Minority Leader and chief obstructionist Mitch McConnell is standing in the way of progress yet again. He's already threatened that zero Republicans will support President Biden's American Jobs Plan to rebuild our nation's infrastructure ... read more
May 19, 2021 I’ve got the breakdown for you We finally have a president pushing for a big, bold infrastructure package – not an "Infrastructure Week" photo-op, but an actual investment in our country, our workers, and our economy. Building on the ideas I ... read more
May 6, 2021 2020 was just a trial run On Friday, Alek Skarlatos, Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate to run against me last year, filed to run again in 2022. It took Fox News less than 48 hours to start building him up and attacking ... read more
April 25, 2021 How to schedule a vaccine appointment We want to make sure you know: All Oregonians ages 16+ are now eligible to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Vaccines are free and you do not need health insurance to get one. ... read more
April 23, 2021 BREAKING: DeFazio’s district is now rated R+1 We wanted to make sure you saw this. The Cook Political Report just released its Partisan Voter Index score for all 435 congressional districts and gave Oregon's 4th congressional district a R+1 rating. That means ... read more
April 22, 2021 We only have one planet to call home On this Earth Day, I'd like you to take a moment to imagine what a United States powered by 100% clean, renewable energy will look like. ✔️ Streets filled with electric buses and electric cars ... read more
April 20, 2021 The war on drugs must end Here in Oregon, we're ahead of the curve when it comes to the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis. Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved medical and recreational cannabis back in 2014. Since then, legalizing cannabis has created ... read more
April 19, 2021 Billionaires shouldn’t be able to buy elections I wanted to make sure you saw this. The New Yorker has obtained secret audio of a conference call between Mitch McConnell's policy advisor and several leaders of conservative groups, including the Koch-run group Stand ... read more
April 8, 2021 It’s time for the USPS to go electric! Peter has been a fierce defender of the United States Postal Service throughout his entire career. From being outspoken about removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, to chaining himself to a USPS box last fall when ... read more
March 26, 2021 The second-most effective lawmaker in Congress Every single day, I get up in the morning and think about how I'm going to help the people of my district, my state, and my country. I'm honored to report that an independent, nonpartisan, ... read more
March 23, 2021 Taking on greedy health insurance providers Since 1945, massive health insurance providers have operated under a deal that protected them from antitrust laws and penalties. These laws were designed to protect consumers and help small businesses compete in a marketplace dominated ... read more
March 15, 2021 No taxing COVID relief. Period. Last week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, and President Biden signed it into law, which will get long-overdue relief to working families and small businesses suffering through the recession. I want to make sure ... read more
March 8, 2021 #CelebrateWomen This year, we inaugurated the first ever woman to the the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris will always serve to forge a path for many women who come after her, and is an inspiration ... read more
March 6, 2021 We must move on from forever war Year after year, bit by bit, the United States has become more entwined in what soldiers call the forever war. Many of our friends and neighbors have known this war their entire adult lives. It ... read more
March 5, 2021 I've added Peter DeFazio to the Frontline List! I'm thrilled to announce that I just added Peter DeFazio to the DCCC's list of 2022 Frontline Members – a list of incredible incumbent Democrats whose victories are essential to protecting our Democratic House Majority ... read more
March 2, 2021 President Biden "can hardly wait" to work with Peter We've been waiting for years to finally have an administration ready to work with Peter and move forward on rebuilding and modernizing our nation's infrastructure. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden met with Peter and ... read more
February 26, 2021 An important update on getting vaccinated Oregon released a comprehensive vaccination eligibility timeline outlining when people can expect to have access to a vaccine. Under these projections, 3.5 million Oregonians should be able to receive their first dose by the end ... read more
February 25, 2021 The NRCC has already set their sights on this seat. Again. The 2020 election was the toughest race of my political career. The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) pulled out every trick they could think of, including deploying House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to Oregon to ... read more
February 24, 2021 Make time for this during Black History Month Black History Month is a time of reflection on the achievements of Black Americans, their perseverance, and their over 400 years of contributions to our collective history. It's a time for our country to lift ... read more
February 21, 2021 How we're going to rein in Wall Street: Last month, I introduced my Wall Street Tax Act, which has the potential to generate $777 billion in revenue over 10 years and rein in high-frequency trading by implementing a small tax of 0.1 percent, ... read more
February 12, 2021 Pass progressive legislation! [Add your name] We have a lot to celebrate this year. We've taken back the White House and flipped the Senate. That's a huge step forward, but the most important work is still in front of us. Now's ... read more
February 9, 2021 A big win for our coastal communities Great news for Oregon's Southwestern Coast: back in December, I asked Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R.D. James, to increase funding for the Coos Bay North Jetty and he agreed to my ... read more
February 3, 2021 Alek jumps on board with a new band of extremists Alek Skarlatos is back in the news. That's right: he's taken a job as a professional union-buster and will work full time to destroy workers' ability to negotiate for fair employment. Please contribute now to ... read more
January 22, 2021 It's time to stop talking about infrastructure and finally start building infrastructure We're in a new era. With President Biden and Vice President Harris's swearing in on Tuesday, our country looks forward. After four years of fighting to keep our president from making our problems worse, we'll ... read more
January 18, 2021 Today I am thinking of them The last few weeks have highlighted how much we still have to do to combat the evils of racism, violence, and cruelty in our country. But we owe much of the progress we've made to ... read more

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.

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