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August 5, 2020 I am bringing 70,000 jobs to Oregon The big news: the House has passed my legislation, the Moving Forward Act, which is the House Democrats' plan to fix what's broken in our country. This means strengthening our communities and moving them into ... read more
August 2, 2020 Congress must investigate before more people die [Sign the petition] Kids jailed in cages. Families separated. Close quarters that allow the spread of infection and sickness. How can it get worse? COVID-19. Rather than actually do something productive to stem the virus' spread – like ... read more
July 31, 2020 Their list of attacks is actually kind of funny My opponent raised $1 million last quarter, and over $250K came in the form of donations from big Trump donors. All while I was fighting for legislation to improve the lives of people, small businesses, ... read more
July 30, 2020 An update on the protests What's been happening in Oregon over the past few weeks, under the direction of President Trump, are the actions of an authoritarian regime, not an open democracy. Unmarked federal agents have detained Americans without cause, ... read more
July 29, 2020 Withdrawing essential services. During a pandemic. The far right will do anything to make a quick buck for their corporate pals, no matter who suffers. For nearly a decade and a half, the United States Postal Service has been suffering under ... read more
July 25, 2020 Sign the petition: end federal police attacks on our streets This is a test. Donald Trump's attacks on peaceful protesters is a test of our nation's principles. Since the start of his presidency, Trump has conducted an endless assault on the pillars of our democracy, ... read more
July 21, 2020 Fighting for Oregon's small airports I've said it before, and I'll say it again: our infrastructure is outdated and in dire need of investment to keep the public safe and our economy moving. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure ... read more
July 20, 2020 They're attacking our health care during a pandemic In case you missed this weekend's horrible news: But even as a record number of our friends and family succumb to the virus, Donald Trump still wants to take away our access to health care. ... read more
July 18, 2020 I'm making sure no essential workers are overlooked As we take steps to protect our communities, we must also ensure we're supporting the essential workers who risk their health daily to keep our nation alive and safe. That's why after hearing from the ... read more
July 17, 2020 Donald Trump has ordered direct attacks on Oregonians I am alarmed by the reports from Portland, Oregon about escalating federal violence against protestors. Civilians exercising their First Amendment rights have been severely injured by anonymous federal law enforcement agents and are now being ... read more
July 15, 2020 BREAKING: Ted Cruz in Oregon? This is critical news. Senator Ted Cruz is firing up his vaunted right-wing fundraising machine of corporate executives and special-interest hacks to raise $100,000 for Peter's opponent, Alek Skarlatos. His spokesman said Cruz's goal is ... read more
July 9, 2020 [SIGN] Less politics. More testing. Now. It's a painful reality: while the whole world is struggling to contain the novel coronavirus, the United States' national response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unmitigated disaster. Our country is leading the world ... read more
July 7, 2020 BREAKING NEWS from the Rasmussen Reports Rasmussen Reports just raised the flag on Peter DeFazio's race, downgrading the rating from a "Safe Democratic" to "Likely Democratic." This change is about exactly one thing: money. Alek Skarlatos is Trump's new golden boy, ... read more
July 3, 2020 We passed a transformative bill yesterday Great news! Yesterday, the House passed the Moving Forward Act – the nation's first major infrastructure bill in years. The bill takes on some of the urgent issues facing our nation: the COVID-19 recession, the ... read more
July 2, 2020 A gift to our country this Fourth of July Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most significant transportation package in decades to invest in our communities, address climate change, and to create millions of jobs and opportunities for all. This bill will ... read more
June 29, 2020 Yesterday's Supreme Court decision is cause for celebration, but we can't let our guard down. The moment Trump was elected, far-right politicians in state legislatures around the country began drafting horrifying anti-choice bills. Their plan was to appeal their biased laws all the way to the Supreme Court, where Trump ... read more
June 25, 2020 I'm voting for justice in policing Tonight, I proudly cast my vote in support of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This bill provides federal funds to expand community policing, funding for community oversight boards, bans racial profiling, and bans ... read more
June 25, 2020 My INVEST Act: Economic, Environmental, Anti-Racist "For too many years, funding from Washington has built roads and highways that divided low-income communities and communities of color without offering the transportation alternatives all of us can use. The INVEST Act offers a ... read more
June 20, 2020 This week's victory is important, but temporary [Petition] From day one, the Trump administration has toyed with the lives of 650,000 DREAMers (10,000 in the state of Oregon) – undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children – breaking promises, demeaning character, attacking ... read more
June 19, 2020 This is our charge on Juneteenth: Today is Juneteenth, the oldest annual celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, commemorating the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans from the Confederacy. Though Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ... read more
June 17, 2020 My Republican opponent's plan... My newbie Republican opponent is at it again. This time, he's attacking my long-standing record of supporting Oregon industry and focusing on passing a transportation bill that would create millions of jobs. We're in for ... read more
June 16, 2020 A win - for all of us Yesterday, in a landmark 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Every civil rights achievement is the product of generations ... read more
June 16, 2020 It's time for justice in policing Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged. The three officers who assisted Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd have been arrested and charged. Confederate monuments across the world – from Birmingham, Alabama, to Bristol, ... read more
June 12, 2020 We're doing this: Great news: Within one week, our movement has raised over $34,000 (!!) to support the critical fight for racial justice and equality. Thank you to everyone who donated; it makes a positive difference for our ... read more
June 5, 2020 More than a hashtag. More than changing a profile pic. Hundreds of cities across the nation. Every state. 18 countries and counting. And hundreds of thousands of people protesting police brutality. Demanding justice not just for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Sandra ... read more
June 4, 2020 My agenda to address police brutality This week, I and more than 30 of my colleagues in the House introduced a resolution to address police violence in our country. It calls for Congress to condemn police brutality, racial profiling, and the ... read more
June 1, 2020 Those of us with agency and privilege must act This weekend, in homes and parks and streets across America, our people mourned George Floyd, the latest fatal victim of racism in America. Another gasping reminder of America's original sin. He joins Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud ... read more
May 20, 2020 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your steadfast support and trust to represent our shared values in Washington. It means everything to me. I pledge to continue to fight for issues that matter the most to ... read more
May 19, 2020 8 p.m. is the deadline to turn in your ballot! Election Day is always exciting at DeFazio Headquarters. And even though our campaign has gone virtual this year, the day hasn't lost any of the thrills! There's so much at stake this year: increasing our ... read more
May 17, 2020 A BIG green endorsement: the Sierra Club! This week, Peter was endorsed by the Sierra Club! For decades, the Sierra Club has led the global environmental movement. In our country, they've worked to reduce fossil fuel consumption, hold corporate polluters accountable, and ... read more
May 16, 2020 I will not let the USPS down. Not now, not ever. I've been fighting for the United States Postal Service for over a decade now. From mail to prescription drugs to election ballots, our Postal Service provides an essential, affordable, reliable service. And today, in the ... read more
May 15, 2020 My Republican opponent has been busy Have you seen this? While I've been working with senior leadership in Congress to fight a global health crisis and ensure our working families have a paycheck, Alek Skarlatos – Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate for ... read more
May 14, 2020 The Oregon Way to Vote Despite the shelter in place, the world is not slowing down. November is just a few short months away (despite how long quarantine may feel) and Oregon's primary election is on Tuesday! Today is the ... read more
May 11, 2020 A powerful statement from a crucial partner Check out this op-ed from Sara Nelson in the Register Guard: A longtime constituent, Sara is also the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, the 50,000-person union that protects the rights of flight ... read more
May 6, 2020 Join me in thanking our nurses Today is National Nurses Day, an opportunity to pause and honor nurses who are providing lifesaving care to our communities. These heroes provide critical care 365 days a year, but in this difficult time, we ... read more
May 5, 2020 How do teachers do it? How do they do it? Since the coronavirus turned millions of unsuspecting parents into school teachers overnight, I've heard that same question over and over, as folks get a firsthand look at teachers' lives. Generally, ... read more
May 4, 2020 Why I'm honored to be endorsed by the Working Families Party! My dad was a high school teacher and my mom worked as a librarian; they spent their lives working to give my brother and me more opportunities than they had growing up. One of my ... read more
May 3, 2020 Join my telephone town hall In the age of COVID-19, my campaign has transitioned entirely online to ensure the safety of my staff – and you – but we're not slowing down. I want to make sure you're staying updated ... read more
May 1, 2020 Why Peter? Ballots are hitting mailboxes so we want to make sure you have access to Peter's voters' statement! We know that Peter is the right person to represent us in D.C because he has the experience ... read more
April 30, 2020 This administration is always searching for new ways to be cruel. Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign by attacking immigrants. He began his presidency with an immigration ban. He followed that by turning away refugees, tearing children from their parents' arms, and denying migrant families ... read more
April 26, 2020 Oregon's leading the way on voting Oregon gets a lot of things right. Women's reproductive rights. Conservation of our public lands. And voting by mail. Oregon consistently has one of the highest participation rates in the country because we know that ... read more
April 23, 2020 Endorsement Alert! Eugene Weekly: "We need our savvy, seasoned congressman" In the midst of a global pandemic, we're always looking for this silver lining. And this week's bright spot comes as an endorsement by Eugene Weekly. I am honored to have strong support of our ... read more
April 22, 2020 Earth Day and the Green New Deal 2.0 Today's the 50th Earth Day. And while the Trump administration is using the coronavirus as an excuse to cut favors for big polluters, it's important to remember that Congress can respond to this national crisis ... read more
April 17, 2020 The model for working Americans everywhere. In the month of March, 2020, more than 15 million Americans applied for unemployment. Estimates by the Economic Policy Institute projects our unemployment rate to hit nearly 16% by July – a percentage not seen ... read more
April 17, 2020 Workers First with Bernie Sanders Check out the highlights of my conversation with my friend and colleague Bernie Sanders about the #WorkersFirst provisions that I fought for in the CARES Act. We made sure that relief flows directly to the ... read more
April 16, 2020 Looking to the future during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. No one disagrees our nation must be rebuilt so it can be sustained for our children and grandchildren. And that we must rebuild it in a way that looks to the future, the 21st century, ... read more
April 15, 2020 "Primary voters should choose DeFazio" Great news! Our local newspaper, The Register-Guard, has strongly endorsed Peter's re-election in Oregon's Fourth Congressional District. As we prepare to clean up the mess of Donald Trump's four years in office, we'll need strong, ... read more
April 13, 2020 Resources in the CARES Act Last month, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to set up the supports to give some crucial relief from the economic shock of the pandemic. While this bill is not ... read more
April 10, 2020 It's time to vote by mail The novel coronavirus doesn't just threaten the health of our citizens; it threatens the health of our democracy. Images from Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin are haunting; people lined up for blocks and blocks, risking their ... read more
April 9, 2020 Our family grew by one! There's nothing like the pitter-patter of tiny paws scurrying across the floor to greet you the moment you walk in the house. Over the years, Myrnie and I have been honored to welcome many furry ... 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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