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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
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

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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