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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July 21, 2020 Fighting for Oregon's small airports I've said it before, and I'll say it again: our infrastructure is outdated and in dire need of investment to keep the public safe and our economy moving.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

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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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