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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
October 6, 2020 DeFazio Marks One Week Until Voter Registration Deadline with Oregon College Democrats Phonebank Event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 06, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— On the occasion of the one-week deadline to register to vote-- Tuesday, October 13th-- Congressman Peter DeFazio’s Campaign will hold ... read more
October 6, 2020 DeFazio Statement on Trump Ending COVID Relief Negotiations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 06, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Alek Skarlatos Saying ‘No’ to Giving Oregonians Another Relief Package Eugene, Oregon— With thousands of Oregonians in need of continued federal relief, ... read more
October 2, 2020 Alek Skarlatos Says ‘No’ to Giving Oregonians Another COVID-19 Relief Package FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 2, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Peter DeFazio Voted Yes on Heroes 2.0 Relief Bill Eugene, Oregon— OR-04 Republican candidate Alek Skarlatos alarmingly voiced opposition to Congress providing ... read more
September 29, 2020 Sign the petition: Protect the right to choose! Right-wing extremists have been working to undermine Roe v. Wade since it was decided in 1973. From cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, to forcing the dangerous Gag Rule on doctors, to packing the courts with ... read more
September 29, 2020 Pay attention to the words they use We know Oregon's Fourth Congressional District is the most closely divided district in the country. Our opponents know it, too. You can see it in the ominous words they're using to describe our race. They've ... read more
September 28, 2020 Another Republican big shot has lined up to attack me Another Republican big shot has lined up to attack me. This time, it's the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota. Emmer announced that the GOP is committed to taking ... read more
September 27, 2020 DeFazio Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Barrett and Skarlatos’ Threat to Affordable Health Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- September 27, 2020 Contact: Carly Gabrielson (541) 729-1961 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Congressman Peter DeFazio today released a statement on President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney ... read more
September 25, 2020 Thrilled to have President Obama's endorsement. I just learned that President Obama has endorsed our campaign! "I'm proud to endorse Peter DeFazio for Congress. He will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and ... read more
September 25, 2020 DeFazio Endorsed by President Barack Obama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- September 25, 2020 Contact: Carly Gabrielson (541) 729-1961 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Congressman Peter DeFazio issued the following statement after receiving an endorsement from President Barack Obama. “I’m proud to endorse ... read more
September 24, 2020 Honor RBG's Legacy: Protect the Court - Defend the Future! As I stopped by the Supreme Court of the United States yesterday to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, congressional Republicans were lining up to back Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump's ... read more
September 22, 2020 Oregon Veteran: Peter DeFazio is an independent leader Sean Davis is an Oregonian who served and was injured in Iraq. In this video, he shares his experience with Congressman Peter DeFazio, an independent leader who gets things done for rural Oregon. read more
September 18, 2020 When health care is on the line, Alek Skarlatos is too big a risk Alek Skarlatos supports Trump's failed leadership on health care, including ignoring the advice of experts on coronavirus. Skarlatos would be another vote to undo our health care laws, including protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Skarlatos ... 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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