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June 15, 2021 Peter’s big dream coming true? We just wanted to make sure you heard the good news: last week, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed Peter's INVEST in America Act with bipartisan support. At the end of this month, the House ... read more
June 9, 2021 Jobs to fight climate change? Last Friday was a big deal. House Democrats unveiled my bill, the INVEST in America Act, to modernize and reimagine our transportation sector. My INVEST in America Act is the first bill that puts a ... read more
May 27, 2021 Roe v Wade is at serious risk [Add your name] This news should alarm us all. The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a controversial Mississippi abortion case, giving the 6-3 conservative majority an opportunity to challenge – even completely overturn – Roe v. ... read more
May 25, 2021 The grim reaper of infrastructure Senate Minority Leader and chief obstructionist Mitch McConnell is standing in the way of progress yet again. He's already threatened that zero Republicans will support President Biden's American Jobs Plan to rebuild our nation's infrastructure ... read more
May 19, 2021 I’ve got the breakdown for you We finally have a president pushing for a big, bold infrastructure package – not an "Infrastructure Week" photo-op, but an actual investment in our country, our workers, and our economy. Building on the ideas I ... read more
May 6, 2021 2020 was just a trial run On Friday, Alek Skarlatos, Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate to run against me last year, filed to run again in 2022. It took Fox News less than 48 hours to start building him up and attacking ... read more
April 25, 2021 How to schedule a vaccine appointment We want to make sure you know: All Oregonians ages 16+ are now eligible to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Vaccines are free and you do not need health insurance to get one. ... read more
April 23, 2021 BREAKING: DeFazio’s district is now rated R+1 We wanted to make sure you saw this. The Cook Political Report just released its Partisan Voter Index score for all 435 congressional districts and gave Oregon's 4th congressional district a R+1 rating. That means ... read more
April 22, 2021 We only have one planet to call home On this Earth Day, I'd like you to take a moment to imagine what a United States powered by 100% clean, renewable energy will look like. ✔️ Streets filled with electric buses and electric cars ... read more
April 20, 2021 The war on drugs must end Here in Oregon, we're ahead of the curve when it comes to the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis. Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved medical and recreational cannabis back in 2014. Since then, legalizing cannabis has created ... read more
April 19, 2021 Billionaires shouldn’t be able to buy elections I wanted to make sure you saw this. The New Yorker has obtained secret audio of a conference call between Mitch McConnell's policy advisor and several leaders of conservative groups, including the Koch-run group Stand ... read more
April 8, 2021 It’s time for the USPS to go electric! Peter has been a fierce defender of the United States Postal Service throughout his entire career. From being outspoken about removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, to chaining himself to a USPS box last fall when ... read more
March 26, 2021 The second-most effective lawmaker in Congress Every single day, I get up in the morning and think about how I'm going to help the people of my district, my state, and my country. I'm honored to report that an independent, nonpartisan, ... read more
March 23, 2021 Taking on greedy health insurance providers Since 1945, massive health insurance providers have operated under a deal that protected them from antitrust laws and penalties. These laws were designed to protect consumers and help small businesses compete in a marketplace dominated ... read more
March 15, 2021 No taxing COVID relief. Period. Last week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, and President Biden signed it into law, which will get long-overdue relief to working families and small businesses suffering through the recession. I want to make sure ... read more
March 8, 2021 #CelebrateWomen This year, we inaugurated the first ever woman to the the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris will always serve to forge a path for many women who come after her, and is an inspiration ... read more
March 6, 2021 We must move on from forever war Year after year, bit by bit, the United States has become more entwined in what soldiers call the forever war. Many of our friends and neighbors have known this war their entire adult lives. It ... read more
March 5, 2021 I've added Peter DeFazio to the Frontline List! I'm thrilled to announce that I just added Peter DeFazio to the DCCC's list of 2022 Frontline Members – a list of incredible incumbent Democrats whose victories are essential to protecting our Democratic House Majority ... read more
March 2, 2021 President Biden "can hardly wait" to work with Peter We've been waiting for years to finally have an administration ready to work with Peter and move forward on rebuilding and modernizing our nation's infrastructure. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden met with Peter and ... read more
February 26, 2021 An important update on getting vaccinated Oregon released a comprehensive vaccination eligibility timeline outlining when people can expect to have access to a vaccine. Under these projections, 3.5 million Oregonians should be able to receive their first dose by the end ... read more
February 25, 2021 The NRCC has already set their sights on this seat. Again. The 2020 election was the toughest race of my political career. The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) pulled out every trick they could think of, including deploying House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to Oregon to ... read more
February 24, 2021 Make time for this during Black History Month Black History Month is a time of reflection on the achievements of Black Americans, their perseverance, and their over 400 years of contributions to our collective history. It's a time for our country to lift ... read more
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

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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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