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March 27, 2020 PPE Donations and Homemade Masks I hope you're holding up okay in these difficult times. Personally, I've been getting through by focusing on the helpers all around us who are doing everything they can to make a positive impact — ... read more
March 25, 2020 Stay home, save lives Let me be clear: you need to stay home to save lives. I commend Governor Brown for issuing an executive order to keep Oregonians at home. This is a pandemic; a public health crisis! Please ... read more
March 24, 2020 I will not support another corporate bailout The Republicans unveiled a package which echoes the 2008 TARP bailout of Wall Street. I opposed the Wall Street bailout then and I will oppose this with every fiber of my being. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, ... read more
March 23, 2020 Families First The Republicans unveiled a package which echoes the 2008 TARP bailout of Wall Street. I opposed the Wall Street bailout then and I will oppose this with every fiber of my being. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, ... read more
March 23, 2020 My update on COVID-19 Our country is at a time of crisis. How we respond now will shape the future of our country. I have been monitoring closely and responding to the COVID-19 crisis and am working with Democratic ... read more
March 20, 2020 COVID19 Update Make no mistake: the Trump administration wasted at least six weeks in responding to this pandemic; it is shameful and I’m outraged. But I’m focusing my energy and outrage on fighting back. I’m working with ... read more
March 16, 2020 We passed a Coronavirus response package I am continuing to closely monitor the ongoing public health threat of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and have been in daily contact with the Oregon Health Authority. I've also been pressing the federal government to ... read more
March 13, 2020 Reliable sources for COVID-19 information We need a highly coordinated effort between all levels of government to address and mitigate the impact of Covid-19. I joined my colleagues in the Oregon delegation, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Ron Wyden, Congresswoman Suzanne ... read more
March 13, 2020 How I celebrated International Women's Day Last weekend, I celebrated International Women's Day by celebrating all of the women making a change in this world. In 2018, we elected more women to Congress than ever before, including my good friend and ... read more
March 10, 2020 Never a draft. Never again. A military draft has not been used since the days of the Vietnam War – and at the time, it was a disaster. Now, we have an all-volunteer military, and no one is forced to ... read more
March 9, 2020 We're taking measures against Coronavirus in Oregon and in the aviation sector I wanted to let you know that I am monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) both at home and in the aviation sector and working with the airlines to mitigate the disease’s spread in ... read more
March 5, 2020 📣Endorsement Alert: The League of Conservation Voters🌎 In Congress, I have led the fight to meaningfully address climate change and stop efforts to gut critical environmental laws that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the incredible natural wonders ... read more
February 26, 2020 📣 Endorsement Alert! 📣 Endorsement Alert! The Young Democrats of Oregon, the state's largest youth-led political movement, have endorsed Peter for the 2020 election, and we couldn't be more excited! YDO mobilize folks in support of candidates, ballot measures, ... read more
February 20, 2020 My bill to save our U.S Postal Service People and businesses around the country depend on a reliable U.S. Postal Service (USPS). From mail to prescription drugs, to election ballots, our Postal Service provides a public service and ensures that when we need ... read more
February 13, 2020 The Consequences of Trump's Racist Immigration Plan Last month, I visited the refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico, to bear witness to the consequences of Trump's racist immigration plan. I've visited refugee camps around the world, and the conditions that this administration is ... read more
February 11, 2020 National Gun Violence Awareness Week Last week, I spoke on the floor to mark #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessWeek. Fifty-eight percent of American adults report that they or someone they care about have experienced gun violence in their lifetime. Nowhere and no one in ... read more
January 31, 2020 The next generation of climate activists Last week, I was invited to speak at Oregon State University with science and policy students on my climate change advocacy efforts. The students left me feeling optimistic for the future of our country and ... read more
January 29, 2020 My Plan to Rebuild our Nation and Fight Climate Change Today, as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am proud to announce that I've released a bold framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure that would address climate change while tackling ... read more
January 27, 2020 not enough I'm proud of my record opposing every so-called "free trade" agreement. We were promised good-paying American jobs when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law, but those promises proved to be ... read more
January 24, 2020 Breaking News on Jordan Cove I know that many in the Coos Bay community were hopeful that the Jordan Cove LNG project would lead to job creation and revitalize the economy on the South Coast. However, there are far better ... read more
January 21, 2020 The report card is in - and I got an A! On the 10th anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling – which was disastrous for our representative democracy – I'm pleased to share that I have earned an A rating from the End Citizens ... read more
January 19, 2020 What's next for Juliana v. the United States I am disappointed and outraged in the court's dismissal of the landmark case Juliana v. the United States brought by Our Children's Trust. Several of the young plaintiffs reside in my district. Their leadership in ... read more
January 18, 2020 It's time we #RiseUp Throughout my time in Congress, I've been proud to march with women, to stand with women, and to advocate for and defend reproductive freedom. With Donald Trump's appointees in the Supreme Court and the GOP ... read more
January 17, 2020 What I saw today at our southern border Today, I visited the largest refugee camp at our southern border, where 3,000 people have been waiting for months on end for their asylum claims to be processed. I was horrified by what I saw. ... read more
January 17, 2020 The Only Proven Pro-Choice Candidate Throughout my time in Congress, I've been proud to march with women, to stand with women, and to advocate for and defend reproductive freedom. My 100% pro-choice rating and proven track record is why I'm ... 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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