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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
January 13, 2021 There's no time to lose [Petition] Peter said it plainly: Every moment Donald Trump remains in office is a threat to our national security and to the rule of law. He has to be removed. Immediately. All federal officials with the ... read more
January 8, 2021 It's time for Trump to go. Donald Trump is a threat to the United States of America. He always has been. In fact, the last four-plus years led to the catastrophic scene at the Capitol yesterday. President Trump summoned supporters to ... read more
December 30, 2020 Team DeFazio is on the ground in Georgia! Team DeFazio is on the ground in Georgia! When a runoff was announced in the Georgia Senate races, I knew I needed to lend my extraordinary team to the Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff campaigns ... read more
December 28, 2020 A preview, here at the end of the year In 2018, our combined grassroots team took a big step forward: we defeated Republicans across the country and won back the House. In 2020, we defeated Donald Trump and defeated a multimillion dollar attack by ... read more
December 24, 2020 Here's to "Good Trouble" At the close of a difficult year, we're uplifted by your friendship support, and dedication to causing "Good Trouble." We're wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, and a brighter 2021. Peter, Myrnie, Waldo, ... read more
December 16, 2020 With Pete Buttigieg, we start a new era at DOT I applaud the historic nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. Pete is a strong choice to lead the Biden administration's efforts to 'Build Back Better' with infrastructure plans that not only move our ... read more
November 27, 2020 A complicated Thanksgiving It's a complicated Thanksgiving season this year. We're facing extraordinary hardships and a long road to recovery, but our country feels more hopeful than it has in the past four years. On one hand, COVID-19 ... read more
November 7, 2020 We've only just begun Emerging out of one of the most divisive political climates in recent history, the historic victory of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris reflects the American people's strength, diversity, and optimism in the face of ... read more
November 4, 2020 Thank you I am honored to have earned your trust once again to serve the people of Southwest Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives. The citizens of Southwest Oregon spoke clearly yesterday in favor of a ... read more
November 4, 2020 DeFazio Says ‘Thank You’ to Supporters Following Re-Election Victory (VIDEO INCLUDED) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 4, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— After being re-elected to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the 117th Congress, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released a ... read more
November 3, 2020 DeFazio Statement on Winning Re-Election FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 3, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released a statement on winning re-election to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the 117th ... read more
November 2, 2020 We need Peter DeFazio in Congress This election is about who government works for — whether we can make it work for everyone, or whether it'll just keep working for the wealthy and well-connected. It's about who has power. My friend ... read more
November 2, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio Announces Election Night Availability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 2, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— After winning his re-election to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the 117th Congress, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) ... read more
November 2, 2020 DeFazio, Wyden, Merkley, Fagan, Read, Hoyle Hold Event with College Democrats Encouraging Voters to Drop Off Ballots FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 2, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — The day before Election Day, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) joined Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, Secretary ... read more
November 1, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio, Wyden, Merkley, Fagan, Read, Hoyle to Hold Event with College Democrats Encouraging Voters to Drop Off Ballots FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 1, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— On the second to last day to vote, Monday, November 2 at 11:00 AM PT, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio ... read more
October 30, 2020 Let's leave it all on the table We're in the final four days. Alek Skarlatos has spent millions of dollars to build a campaign that stands against almost everything we believe. And this weekend, he's going to go for broke. And we're ... read more
October 29, 2020 DeFazio Holds Roundtable Discussion with Oregonians on Protecting the ACA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 29, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — As the lawsuit to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes its way to the Supreme Court in ... read more
October 28, 2020 The sadly perfect metaphor for the Skarlatos campaign: During the debate with Peter, Alek Skarlatos was asked if everyone should wear a face mask in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here's what he said: "Yes, I do believe that everyone should. ... read more
October 27, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio to Host Virtual Roundtable on Importance of Protecting Access to Affordable Health Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— On Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 PM PT, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) will host a virtual roundtable to ... read more
October 27, 2020 DeFazio Statement on the Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today released a statement on the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, ... read more
October 27, 2020 As Cases Spike, Skarlatos Refuses to Wear a Mask in Public or Take COVID Seriously (PHOTOS & VIDEO INCLUDED) Eugene, Oregon — As Oregon breaks records with a streak of new cases, OR-4 Republican candidate Alek Skarlatos refuses to take this pandemic seriously in a number of alarming ways. He has called the pandemic ... read more
October 27, 2020 Congressman DeFazio Marks the Last Day for Oregonians to Mail-In Ballots (video) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today marked the last day for Oregonians to mail-in their ballots with a Get ... read more
October 26, 2020 The list of dangers is absolutely terrifying Mitch McConnell's Senate just confirmed Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, making the nation's highest court the most radically right-wing it's ever been. Barrett's nomination also typifies what's wrong with Republican leadership: they're ... read more
October 26, 2020 ICYMI: Eugene Weekly Exposes Alek Skarlatos’ Extreme Views FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 26, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Eugene Weekly exposed OR-4 Republican candidate Alek Skarlatos for being opposed to women having a say in their ... read more
October 26, 2020 It’s Spirit Week 👻 Show your spirit for Team DeFazio as we get out the vote in the final full week before Election Day! That's right, Saba. We're getting into the spirit of Halloween – pun intended – and ... read more
October 25, 2020 How to make sure your ballot is received: As you're thinking about the week ahead, please make sure you've made a plan to vote. This Tuesday, October 27, is the final day you can safely mail in your ballot so it is received ... read more
October 22, 2020 If I believed any of that crap, I wouldn't run for Congress. Take a look at this: Alek's money is making news all over the country. Chip in now to get our message out: This race is about what matters to Oregon families, not Republican DC elites! ... read more
October 22, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio to Hold Literature Drop Event with Volunteers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 22, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] ugene, Oregon— Five days before the last day to return ballots by mail, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) will hold a ... read more
October 21, 2020 As predicted: Peter debated, Alek dodged Did you watch the congressional debate? There's only one conclusion: Peter is a hard-working fighter for working families, ready to keep serving the people of southwest Oregon, while Alek Skarlatos is in way, WAY over ... read more
October 19, 2020 Hear Alek's opinion of Roe v. Wade - in his own words: The hearings have wrapped upfor Amy Coney Barrett, the right-wing extremist Donald Trump has nominated to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And while Judge Barrett avoided answering when asked about reproductive rights, her record of ... read more
October 19, 2020 Local Outlets Endorse Peter DeFazio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 19, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Local outlets resoundingly support Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) as the clear choice in this race with the clout, ... read more
October 19, 2020 Skarlatos Caught on Video Saying 'Go For It' on Overturning Roe v. Wade & Defunding Planned Parenthood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 19, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Links to video provided below Eugene, Oregon— OR-04 Republican candidate Alek Skarlatos just expanded his war on women’s health rights, during ... read more
October 16, 2020 Skarlatos’ FEC Filing Reveals a Campaign Fueled by Over 84% Out of State Contributions & Dark Money FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 16, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Following last night's deadline to file with the FEC for the third quarter, Alek Skarlatos’ campaign reported being ... read more
October 16, 2020 DeFazio Emerges Clear Winner in Today’s Debate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 16, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— During the OR-4 Congressional Debate aired today, Congressman Peter DeFazio emerged the clear winner. While DeFazio made it clear ... read more
October 15, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio to Host Virtual Phone Bank Today with Oregon College Democrats FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 15, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— On the first day after Oregon began mailing ballots out to registered voters, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) will ... read more
October 15, 2020 Working families don't need relief? Really?? Last month, at the Rotary Club of Eugene, Alek Skarlatos was asked, "Do you think there's a need for another pandemic relief bill, and if so, what are your top priorities for such a bill?" ... read more
October 14, 2020 Alek Skarlatos Says 'I Really Don't Agree' with Affordable Care Act, But Dodges Reporter Questions Once Again FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 14, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— OR-04 Republican candidate Alek Skarlatos voiced clear opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on September 22 at the Eugene ... read more
October 12, 2020 Skarlatos Refuses Once Again to Answer for his Opposition to COVID Relief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 12, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] When asked recently about stimulus aid by KEZI reporter Jillian Smukler and KVAL reporter Angelina Dixson, Skarlatos dodged both reporters’ questions Eugene, ... read more
October 11, 2020 What Mitch McConnell is saying: Grassroots energy is building from east to west, and up and down the ballot behind progressive candidates like Peter: When working people stand together, we overpower the shady club of lobbyists and corporate shills funding ... read more
October 9, 2020 An honest day's work deserves a fair day's pay. For me, it's simple: an honest day's work deserves a fair day's pay. I'm sick of watching massive corporations hand out millions of dollars to CEOs and shareholders while all they give workers are excuses. ... read more
October 9, 2020 Despite Uptick in Cases, Skarlatos Ducks Reporters Questions on Why He Opposes COVID Relief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 09, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] When asked about stimulus aid by KVAL reporter Angelina Dixson, Skarlatos did not respond Eugene, Oregon— Despite the reported uptick in COVID ... read more
October 8, 2020 Skarlatos Ducks Reporters Questions on Why He Opposes COVID Relief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 08, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] When asked about stimulus aid by KVAL reporter Angelina Dixson, Skarlatos did not respond to questioning Eugene, Oregon— OR-04 Republican candidate Alek ... read more
October 7, 2020 Trust me: This guy is no moderate Alek Skarlatos is trying desperately to paint himself as some kind of moderate. Even quoting President Obama out of context to imply he supports his campaign! I am proud to be the only candidate in ... read more
October 6, 2020 BREAKING: Skarlatos on Roe v. Wade This weekend, my Republican opponent told an audience that he thinks Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump's radical anti-choice Supreme Court nominee, is "perfect...the right person at the right time for the right job." And then, ... 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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