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December 3, 2019 Proud to be THE ONLY candidate in my race endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund When a longstanding, dedicated, and effective organization endorses our campaign, it's hard not to go to work with a bounce in my step. Today, I'm thrilled to announce that I've been endorsed by the Planned ... read more
November 29, 2019 The Battle of Seattle Saturday is the 20-year anniversary of the "Battle of Seattle," when more than 50,000 union members, environmental advocates, human rights activists, and working people gathered in downtown Seattle to protest the multi-day meetings of secretive ... read more
November 26, 2019 A Green New Deal for housing I'm sure you've heard that I am an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal Resolution, which sets critical framework and a roadmap to achieving a future with a thriving, healthy planet, free from fossil ... read more
November 24, 2019 Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate Donald Trump and Republican leadership have been crystal clear since February. They are spending more time and money than ever in Oregon, attacking our progressive values in an attempt to take me out and elect ... read more
November 22, 2019 If there's a clean inch, they'll pollute it. As the world marches to save our planet, Donald Trump is selling our coastlines to Big Oil and dirty money, threatening to destroy our oceans with oil drilling. We know the consequences of just one ... read more
November 15, 2019 Troubling questions about Boeing and the FAA In October 2018 and March 2019, accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft killed a combined 346 people. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it is my duty to investigate what went wrong, why ... read more
November 12, 2019 As our country burns It is really hard to undo the damage we've done to our planet. The centuries of harmful pollution have left us with little time to save our home. Twenty percent of all carbon emissions come ... read more
November 9, 2019 Some thoughts on the holiday weekend Before we head into a holiday weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts with you. To me, November 11, Veterans Day, is more than just a day to celebrate those who have served in the ... read more
November 6, 2019 Reclaiming our government Almost two years ago, President Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement in 2020. This will leave the United States as the only country on the planet not ... read more
November 2, 2019 An update on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed several bipartisan bills including my Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund legislation. After more than a decade of work on this legislation, this is a much-needed win for Oregon ... read more
November 1, 2019 Yesterday's critical vote Last month, President Trump admitted and verified through a call summary released by the White House, that he asked the Ukrainian president to interfere in U.S. elections to benefit his campaign. Moreover, recent testimony from ... read more
October 31, 2019 People powered. Period. I'm incredibly proud to represent the people of Oregon's Fourth Congressional District. Every deadline we face, every Republican attack funded by dark money, every time Republicans like minority leader Kevin McCarthy, boast that they have ... read more
October 30, 2019 We're fighting for our planet here Not long ago, the Trump administration's own scientists confirmed that human-caused climate change is accelerating and leaving us with only a decade to drastically reduce carbon emissions before our planet experiences catastrophic consequences. That's why ... read more
October 25, 2019 Why I issued a subpoena of the Trump Hotel It seems that the American people (and Congress) can't receive direct information from the Trump administration without a court order. After months of ignoring my information requests about the Trump International Hotel in the Old ... read more
October 25, 2019 Peter DeFazio voted Best Local Politician Going to work in the mornings is inspiring when you are on the right side of the fight. Yesterday, the readers of Eugene Weekly named our boss and Representative of Oregon's 4th Congressional District, Congressman ... read more
October 22, 2019 [Sign the Petition] Protect women's reproductive rights! The Supreme Court is back in session. And it's taking on its first case on abortion since Donald Trump's appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh took the bench. This comes after a whole year of ... read more
October 15, 2019 Elaine Chao's Alleged Favors Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao's disproportionate number of meetings with Kentucky officials are very troubling. It is even more disconcerting that Chao's husband and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, was touting articles related to these favors ... read more
October 8, 2019 Oversight of the Trump International Hotel This week, I sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) to reiterate my demand for documents from the Trump International Hotel. The President is violating the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution, personally profiting ... read more
October 8, 2019 Trump's Tax Scam This report makes it crystal clear: the Trump-GOP tax plan is directly benefiting the wealthy elite in this country. For the first time in America history, the wealthiest 400 Americans paid a lower tax rate ... read more
September 30, 2019 I'm going to lay down some truth: I'm going to lay down some truth: The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting my race and they're doing everything they can to attack my progressive record and stop our people powered, grassroots movement. They've ... read more
September 29, 2019 Our Most Successful Kickoff In History! I recently kicked off my 2020 reelection campaign with 500 of my supporters and it was my biggest kickoff yet! I'm humbled to represent Oregon's Fourth Congressional district and was energized to see so many ... read more
September 27, 2019 My Investigation into the Trump Hotel The transcript of Donald Trump's call with Ukraine's president revealed that he, in no uncertain terms, attempted to pressure a foreign government to interfere in our elections. And as I said yesterday, that's an impeachable ... read more
September 25, 2019 An impeachable offense Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi – with my full support – announced that the House of Representatives would move forward with an official impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. President Trump proudly declared, and verified today through a ... read more
September 20, 2019 Take action today for the global climate strike Government inaction on climate change is not an option This week, I was honored to join youth activists from Our Children's Trust, Swedish global climate activist, Greta Thunberg, and the Sunrise Movement at the Capitol ... read more
September 12, 2019 I just filed for reelection! Exciting news: today is the first day to file as a federal candidate in Oregon, and I'm thrilled to announce that I'm running again to represent the people of Oregon's 4th Congressional District. It continues ... 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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