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July 26, 2021 He’s off the rails Peter's Republican opponent Alek Skarlatos is raising alarm bells for what he's saying and for what he's not saying. Alek Skarlatos is still refusing to say that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Over and ... read more
July 22, 2021 We’ve got to be ready In 2020, Oregon had our worst wildfire season in known history. We saw entire towns decimated, more than a million acres burned to the ground, and thick, hazardous smoke blanket the whole state. It looks ... read more
July 20, 2021 What AOC said Did you catch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on CNN last night? She gave Peter a shout out for demanding a big, bold, transformative infrastructure package: Peter co-founded the Progressive Congressional Caucus to fight for progressive policies ... read more
July 7, 2021 How much will this help you or someone you know? Families have been hit especially hard during this pandemic, but more help is on the way. As part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan, Democrats expanded the child tax credit for roughly 90 percent of ... read more
July 1, 2021 Infrastructure is calling. Congress has answered. Today is a good day for the country! I'm proud to report that my bill, the INVEST in America Act – the first bill that meets many of the goals in President Biden's American Jobs ... read more
June 29, 2021 This picture is worth just one word: ugh Do you remember last year when Texas Senator Ted Cruz made a pledge to raise at least $100,000 for Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate to defeat Peter? He's back at it. Cruz recently tweeted this photo ... read more
June 28, 2021 Skarlatos said WHAT about Trump?? Alek Skarlatos has been making the rounds on (Trump's favorite) One America News Network (OANN) trying to drum up extremist support for his campaign against Peter. One thing that Skarlatos said that stuck out to ... read more
June 25, 2021 ZERO Republicans voted for voting rights On Tuesday, every single Senate Republican voted to block the For the People Act, a bill to stop the attacks on voting rights, end partisan gerrymandering and stop billionaires from buying elections. It would have ... read more
June 19, 2021 Today is Juneteenth Today is Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, commemorating the emancipation from the Confederacy of the last enslaved African Americans . Even though Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ... read more
June 18, 2021 We must protect the Oregon Coast 🌊🌊 The Pacific Ocean is the economic engine of Oregon's coastal communities. From fishing and shellfish, to recreation and tourism, Oregon's coastal communities depend on a healthy ocean to thrive. Our oceans also bear the brunt ... read more
June 17, 2021 Transportation should be green This is what the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had to say about my bill: "This historic legislation is the kind of bold approach we need to tackle our crises of racial inequity and climate ... read more
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

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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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