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January 17, 2020 What I saw today at our southern border Today, I visited the largest refugee camp at our southern border, where 3,000 people have been waiting for months on end for their asylum claims to be processed. I was horrified by what I saw. ... read more
January 16, 2020 Turning a blind eye. Republicans aren't just quietly sitting by while Donald Trump undermines Congress' constitutional role as a check on the executive branch. They are actively helping him do it. Every member of Congress is charged with the ... read more
January 10, 2020 19,000 Oregonians - 700,000 Americans will lose benefits 19,000 Oregonians. Nearly 700,000 Americans across the country. That's how many people will be kicked off of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits under Donald Trump's newest rule tightening work requirements. 700,000 Americans who ... read more
January 7, 2020 "The decision to go to war deserves more thought and consideration than a 280 character tweet." The decision to go to war deserves more thought and consideration than a 280 character tweet. Once again, Peter is leading the charge for Congress to take action to make clear – once again – ... read more
January 5, 2020 And Iran vowed "severe revenge" I've long been concerned about the growing tensions between the US and Iran — since well before Donald Trump was elected. But those concerns have gotten much more urgent in light of Trump's reckless insistence ... read more
December 28, 2019 Our furry family members need help this holiday season too. Some family members help you cook dinner. Some take care of you when you're sick. And some leave fur everywhere but are always happy to see you. All of them help make this life as ... read more
December 24, 2019 From Myrnie, Mandy, Gimli, and Me. [photo!] Happy holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Three Kings Day, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, or Festivus, or nothing at all, we wish you a warm and safe holiday season surrounded by warmth and love. Happy holidays, from ... read more
December 23, 2019 Boeing's (former) CEO I welcome the news that Dennis Muilenburg has resigned from his post as CEO of Boeing. I'm leading the congressional investigation into the design, development, and certification of the Boeing 737 Max. It's clear that ... read more
December 20, 2019 Even one is one too many Last week, I wrote to you about my commitment to the public's safety above all else on all modes of transportation. Increasingly, that means making sure that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are taking ... read more
December 18, 2019 This is not something I take lightly Today, I, along with a majority of my colleagues in the House of Representatives, voted to impeach the president. This is only the third time in our nation's history that a president has been impeached. ... read more
December 16, 2019 A massive win-win for adult-use cannabis Day by day, law by law, we're making life better for local business owners in Oregon. The latest? The House recently passed a bill that has the potential to turn the cannabis industry on its ... read more
December 13, 2019 Trump's master behind the strings. Recently uncovered emails have unveiled that the brainchild of the family separation policy, the Muslim ban, and the DACA attacks, Stephen Miller, holds racist, white nationalist views. Miller's own emails show his long-standing cozy relationships ... read more
December 10, 2019 Breaking News: raising funds in Oregon for Trump BREAKING NEWS: Today, shortly after Speaker Pelosi introduced Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump, one of my Republican challengers, Alek Skarlatos, finally stepped forward to condemn this lawless president started raising funds for his campaign ... read more
December 9, 2019 Stopping sexual harassment and assault in transportation As the Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, my number one concern is always the safety and well-being of the traveling public. That means not only the safety of the transportation system but a ... read more
December 3, 2019 Proud to be THE ONLY candidate in my race endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund When a longstanding, dedicated, and effective organization endorses our campaign, it's hard not to go to work with a bounce in my step. Today, I'm thrilled to announce that I've been endorsed by the Planned ... read more
November 29, 2019 The Battle of Seattle Saturday is the 20-year anniversary of the "Battle of Seattle," when more than 50,000 union members, environmental advocates, human rights activists, and working people gathered in downtown Seattle to protest the multi-day meetings of secretive ... read more
November 26, 2019 A Green New Deal for housing I'm sure you've heard that I am an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal Resolution, which sets critical framework and a roadmap to achieving a future with a thriving, healthy planet, free from fossil ... read more
November 24, 2019 Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate Donald Trump and Republican leadership have been crystal clear since February. They are spending more time and money than ever in Oregon, attacking our progressive values in an attempt to take me out and elect ... read more
November 22, 2019 If there's a clean inch, they'll pollute it. As the world marches to save our planet, Donald Trump is selling our coastlines to Big Oil and dirty money, threatening to destroy our oceans with oil drilling. We know the consequences of just one ... read more
November 15, 2019 Troubling questions about Boeing and the FAA In October 2018 and March 2019, accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft killed a combined 346 people. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it is my duty to investigate what went wrong, why ... read more
November 12, 2019 As our country burns It is really hard to undo the damage we've done to our planet. The centuries of harmful pollution have left us with little time to save our home. Twenty percent of all carbon emissions come ... read more
November 9, 2019 Some thoughts on the holiday weekend Before we head into a holiday weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts with you. To me, November 11, Veterans Day, is more than just a day to celebrate those who have served in the ... read more
November 6, 2019 Reclaiming our government Almost two years ago, President Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement in 2020. This will leave the United States as the only country on the planet not ... read more
November 2, 2019 An update on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed several bipartisan bills including my Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund legislation. After more than a decade of work on this legislation, this is a much-needed win for Oregon ... read more
November 1, 2019 Yesterday's critical vote Last month, President Trump admitted and verified through a call summary released by the White House, that he asked the Ukrainian president to interfere in U.S. elections to benefit his campaign. Moreover, recent testimony from ... read more
October 31, 2019 People powered. Period. I'm incredibly proud to represent the people of Oregon's Fourth Congressional District. Every deadline we face, every Republican attack funded by dark money, every time Republicans like minority leader Kevin McCarthy, boast that they have ... read more
October 30, 2019 We're fighting for our planet here Not long ago, the Trump administration's own scientists confirmed that human-caused climate change is accelerating and leaving us with only a decade to drastically reduce carbon emissions before our planet experiences catastrophic consequences. That's why ... read more
October 25, 2019 Why I issued a subpoena of the Trump Hotel It seems that the American people (and Congress) can't receive direct information from the Trump administration without a court order. After months of ignoring my information requests about the Trump International Hotel in the Old ... read more
October 25, 2019 Peter DeFazio voted Best Local Politician Going to work in the mornings is inspiring when you are on the right side of the fight. Yesterday, the readers of Eugene Weekly named our boss and Representative of Oregon's 4th Congressional District, Congressman ... read more
October 22, 2019 [Sign the Petition] Protect women's reproductive rights! The Supreme Court is back in session. And it's taking on its first case on abortion since Donald Trump's appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh took the bench. This comes after a whole year of ... read more
October 15, 2019 Elaine Chao's Alleged Favors Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao's disproportionate number of meetings with Kentucky officials are very troubling. It is even more disconcerting that Chao's husband and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, was touting articles related to these favors ... read more
October 8, 2019 Oversight of the Trump International Hotel This week, I sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) to reiterate my demand for documents from the Trump International Hotel. The President is violating the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution, personally profiting ... read more
October 8, 2019 Trump's Tax Scam This report makes it crystal clear: the Trump-GOP tax plan is directly benefiting the wealthy elite in this country. For the first time in America history, the wealthiest 400 Americans paid a lower tax rate ... read more
September 30, 2019 I'm going to lay down some truth: I'm going to lay down some truth: The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting my race and they're doing everything they can to attack my progressive record and stop our people powered, grassroots movement. They've ... read more
September 29, 2019 Our Most Successful Kickoff In History! I recently kicked off my 2020 reelection campaign with 500 of my supporters and it was my biggest kickoff yet! I'm humbled to represent Oregon's Fourth Congressional district and was energized to see so many ... read more
September 27, 2019 My Investigation into the Trump Hotel The transcript of Donald Trump's call with Ukraine's president revealed that he, in no uncertain terms, attempted to pressure a foreign government to interfere in our elections. And as I said yesterday, that's an impeachable ... read more
September 25, 2019 An impeachable offense Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi – with my full support – announced that the House of Representatives would move forward with an official impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. President Trump proudly declared, and verified today through a ... read more
September 20, 2019 Take action today for the global climate strike Government inaction on climate change is not an option This week, I was honored to join youth activists from Our Children's Trust, Swedish global climate activist, Greta Thunberg, and the Sunrise Movement at the Capitol ... read more
September 12, 2019 I just filed for reelection! Exciting news: today is the first day to file as a federal candidate in Oregon, and I'm thrilled to announce that I'm running again to represent the people of Oregon's 4th Congressional District. It continues ... read more
September 9, 2019 I'm sure you're wondering about my investigation into Trump's D.C. Hotel As Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I take my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of federal agencies under my jurisdiction extremely seriously. This includes the agency which oversees the Old Post Office ... read more
September 3, 2019 Barbeques aside The eight-hour workday. Workplace safety. Sick leave. I'm proud of the work Oregon has always done to lead the nation in supporting unions and labor workers. In fact, we were the first state in the ... read more
August 31, 2019 The future of transportation I recently got the chance to tour a hyperloop project in Las Vegas and one thing was abundantly clear: we have the technology to jumpstart a green transportation revolution. Hyperloops use the most efficient components ... read more
August 28, 2019 AGAIN with the health care attacks?? For years, Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been clear that they're determined to take our health care away, regardless of who it hurts. But we've given them one hell of a fight. From standing ... read more
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

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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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