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August 16, 2019 🚨They’ve Found A New Republican Candidate To Challenge Me 🚨 Fueled by Donald Trump, Republican leadership has been spending money attacking me since February hoping to find a new Republican to challenge me, undermine our movement and take me out to elect a Trump loyalist ... read more
August 14, 2019 We need systemic solutions for this Trump-created crisis. The president is right about one thing: there's a growing number of migrants reaching our southern border, seeking asylum in our country. But the Trump administration is responding to their calls for help with sickening ... read more
August 13, 2019 William Barr's surveillance of Oregonians Today I sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr demanding the legal justification for the reported surveillance of my constituents who are opposed to the Jordan Cove liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline and processing ... read more
August 5, 2019 Mitch McConnell is standing in the way of significant gun control Enough is enough. How many more innocent people must die before we admit that gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States and act to stop it? The House passed significant gun ... read more
August 2, 2019 He's marching to the drumbeat of war I'm deeply concerned about the building tensions with Iran and the Trump Administration's increasing drumbeat of war. It's just the next possible destination in a long line of presidential overreach that could cost far too ... read more
August 1, 2019 What I saw in Portland's migrant shelters On Sunday, I joined three other members of the Oregon Congressional delegation to visit two Portland shelters for unaccompanied young migrants. The shelters, run by Morrison Child & Family Services, house 13 to 17-year-olds and ... read more
July 25, 2019 It's time to open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump It's time for the House Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry and collect the evidence necessary to build a strong case against President Donald Trump. His presidency is a danger to our national ... read more
July 21, 2019 Is Oregon next? Two weeks ago, California experienced a number of earthquakes off the west coast that were upwards of 7.0 magnitude. Last Friday, Washingtonians were shaken awake by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in the Seattle and Everett ... read more
July 19, 2019 This week's impeachment resolution Without a doubt, President Trump's recent remarks about four duly-elected Members of Congress were racist and xenophobic. From the early days of his campaign, he's frequently used hate speech tropes and dog-whistles but, as President ... read more
July 18, 2019 Join me on August 22! I'm excited to invite you to join me as I kick off my 2020 reelection campaign! A lot has happened since we last gathered and I'm looking forward to coming together to discuss our path ... read more
July 11, 2019 My take on impeachment: I am deeply troubled about the actions of this president, his administration, the erosion of our country's democratic institutions, and the spineless Republicans that turn a blind eye. The Constitution clearly lays out the checks ... read more
July 10, 2019 THIS is a national emergency! Climate change is an emergency of the highest order. That's why today, I'm proud to join Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders as an original co-sponsor of the Climate Emergency Bill. ... read more
June 29, 2019 What we can do right now about the immigration crisis: I'm deeply disturbed by the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. The conditions are deplorable – a violation of basic human decency and standard morals. The policies and practices of the Trump administration have resulted ... read more
June 28, 2019 Donald Trump is targeting my district First, Wall Street billionaire Robert Mercer targeted me with the first special interest Super PAC to ever to go after a Member of Congress. Then the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) targeted me again at ... read more
June 26, 2019 πŸŽ“ Hats off to you πŸŽ“ I want to congratulate graduates everywhere, from preschool to PhDs. The future is bright because of you. As the son of a high school teacher and wrestling coach, I saw my father work tirelessly to ... read more
June 21, 2019 The authority to declare war I'm deeply concerned about the building tensions with Iran and the Trump Administration's increasing drumbeat of war. John Bolton has been publicly calling for the US to strike Iran since 2007 and was a part ... read more
June 20, 2019 #IStandWithRefugees Today, on World Refugee Day, I'm thinking about the hundreds of thousands of world citizens who have turned to the United States of America for protection and to build a better future. Our country is ... read more
June 13, 2019 Add your name: Protect LGBTQIA+ rights! This month is the 50th LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. And while there's a lot to celebrate, we've got a long way to go in the fight for equal justice for all people under the law. In ... read more
June 11, 2019 πŸ’£Trump’s targeting our district. Time to get energized!πŸ”₯ Republicans are spending tens of thousands of dollars on polling in my district and are conducting a search for a strong Republican candidate to challenge me, because they're threatened by my work for the people ... read more
June 6, 2019 Some great news for our coasts and wildlife! Oregon is home to range of ecologically diverse environments and strikingly beautiful landscapes. From the high desert plateau of central and eastern Oregon, to the towering volcanic peaks and mountain lakes of the Cascades, to ... read more
June 3, 2019 My perennial opponent is back Oregon's voters have said "no" to Art Robinson five times, yet Robinson keeps coming back for more. Funded by the Wall Street billionaire, Robert Mercer, Robinson thinks 2020 will be his year to win this ... read more
May 31, 2019 "Best Elected Official" The results are in! This year, at The Register-Guard's 11th annual Readers' Choice Awards, I was honored to be named 1st place for Best Elected Official. In today's political climate where Wall Street billionaires and ... read more
May 28, 2019 Georgia. Ohio. Mississippi. Kentucky. Alabama. Missouri. Georgia. Ohio. Mississippi. Kentucky. Alabama. Missouri. Recently, far-right politicians have passed a series of horrifying, heartless anti-choice bills in state legislatures around the country. More are on the way. Their plan: Appeal their awful laws ... read more
May 24, 2019 The future of our planet Our planet is gravely at risk. Almost two years ago, president Trump announced that, as of November 2020, the U.S. would pull out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement – a plan that works globally ... read more
May 17, 2019 $9.3 Billion - just sitting there! When I said I want to make significant investments in our infrastructure, I meant it. So when $9.3 billion collected for harbor maintenance is just sitting in the U.S. Treasury, you bet I'm going to ... read more
May 16, 2019 Wrong. Cruel. Unconscionable. Unconstitutional. A woman's right to make her own decisions about her body, pregnancy, and parenthood are under attack. I stand with women across this country who have been repeatedly victimized by the Trump administration, the Supreme ... read more
May 14, 2019 A 21st Century Transportation System Our nation's infrastructure has a critical impact on our daily lives, our environment, and our economy. Yet, it hasn't been updated since the Eisenhower era and is in dire need of repair. It's time to ... read more
May 13, 2019 Happy Infrastructure Week! Today, we kick off one of my favorite weeks in the year: Infrastructure Week! For the last few weeks, I've been traveling the country and meeting with colleagues to put together a 21st Century transportation ... read more
May 10, 2019 I stand with teachers My father was a high school teacher, wrestling coach, and operated a golf caddie summer camp for disadvantaged youth. Growing up, I witnessed how hard he worked to have a positive impact on his student's ... read more
May 9, 2019 The Ripple Effect Video On Earth Day this year, I had the honor of joining world-renowned environmental scientist Dr. Bill Ripple for a conference on climate change. We discussed current climate science, the cost of inaction, and the fight ... read more
May 3, 2019 Restoring net neutrality Just over a year ago, Donald Trump's FCC reversed net neutrality rules that were put in place to keep the Internet open, free and fair for all Americans. That decision allows telecom giants to charge ... read more
May 1, 2019 πŸ’― I have always said that women have the right to make their own health care decisions. In 2019, that shouldn't be controversial. That's why I've always voted to expand access to affordable reproductive health care, ... read more
April 20, 2019 Come early to get a seat! Don't forget, this Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, and I'll be speaking at a very special environmental conference. Together, Dr. Bill Ripple – an OSU professor who's world-renowned for his research on the impacts ... read more
April 19, 2019 The American People deserve the whole truth! Since last June, William Barr has worked to publicly clear Donald Trump of obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation. That was eight months before Barr was confirmed as Attorney General, and nine months before ... read more
April 11, 2019 Stop the attacks on health care! Recently, the Trump administration stepped up their attacks on health care, declaring their intent to pursue a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All of it. With no backup plan. That's abhorrent, and ... read more
April 9, 2019 Let's demand science-based policy I'm honored to announce that I will be speaking at a very special environmental conference on Monday, April 22, Earth Day. The conference will be led by Dr. Bill Ripple, a world-renowned professor at Oregon ... read more
April 5, 2019 Getting ready for The Big One On the West Coast, it's not a question of if a major earthquake will happen, it's a matter of when. As it currently stands, we don't have an early warning system to detect this inevitable ... read more
April 1, 2019 Everyone Deserves Access to Affordable Health Care Last Monday, Donald Trump's Department of Justice released a memo declaring their intent to pursue the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. All of it. With no backup plan. That means this administration wants to: ... read more
March 26, 2019 I'm honored to receive this recognition I am honored to announce I have been named one of the top ten Most Effective Democratic Lawmakers of the 115th House of Representatives. I ran for Congress to work for the people of Oregon. ... read more
March 24, 2019 Sign the petition: Release the Mueller report! Americans deserve the truth. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has committed the last 22 months to an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and to what extent they were aided by the Trump campaign. ... read more
March 13, 2019 It's time to think about our future For decades, scientists have been clear about the dangers of human-caused climate change and the damage that has been done to our environment. Now we're starting to see the direct impacts of climate change – ... read more
March 12, 2019 It's time the 1% pay up For too long, reckless high-frequency traders on Wall Street have been making obscene profits while creating market instability and volatility. These traders drive up prices for individuals, pension funds, and average investors. These trades are ... read more
March 5, 2019 Well, he sure didn't wait too long Art Robinson just announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Oregon's Fourth Congressional District in 2020. And once again, he'll likely have the financial backing of his shadowy funder, Wall Street billionaire Robert ... read more
March 1, 2019 I made the list! It's no surprise: the National Republican Congressional Committee wasn't very pleased with my work building the Blue Wave across the country. They've just released a target list of 55 Democrats they want to unseat in ... read more
February 11, 2019 "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 ... read more
February 8, 2019 The Green New Deal I'm proud to announce that I'm an original co-sponsor of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution which outlines a 10-year plan to mobilize our country and take bold action to address climate change. We ... read more
February 7, 2019 My guest at the State of the Union Our country is still reeling from Trump's government shutdown – the longest and most devastating in our history. All because he wants Americans to foot the bill for his wall – a waste of money ... read more
January 29, 2019 What federal employees told me: On Friday, I met with a group of federal employees and listened to their experiences of how the #Trumpshutdown has negatively impacted their lives. Many were forced to make difficult decisions to spend from their ... read more
January 23, 2019 32 days We're now 32 days into the longest government shutdown in history – because the president wants to build a wall that will do nothing to address our real security issues at the border. Ironically, every ... read more
January 18, 2019 Thrilled by the #WomensWave This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Women's March, a movement that rose up to oppose the election of Donald Trump and to unify the voices of women and allies across the country. I ... 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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