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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 16, 2020 Turning a blind eye. Republicans aren't just quietly sitting by while Donald Trump undermines Congress' constitutional role as a check on the executive branch. They are actively helping him do it. Every member of Congress is charged with the ... read more
January 10, 2020 19,000 Oregonians - 700,000 Americans will lose benefits 19,000 Oregonians. Nearly 700,000 Americans across the country. That's how many people will be kicked off of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits under Donald Trump's newest rule tightening work requirements. 700,000 Americans who ... read more
January 7, 2020 "The decision to go to war deserves more thought and consideration than a 280 character tweet." The decision to go to war deserves more thought and consideration than a 280 character tweet. Once again, Peter is leading the charge for Congress to take action to make clear – once again – ... read more
January 5, 2020 And Iran vowed "severe revenge" I've long been concerned about the growing tensions between the US and Iran — since well before Donald Trump was elected. But those concerns have gotten much more urgent in light of Trump's reckless insistence ... read more
December 28, 2019 Our furry family members need help this holiday season too. Some family members help you cook dinner. Some take care of you when you're sick. And some leave fur everywhere but are always happy to see you. All of them help make this life as ... read more
December 24, 2019 From Myrnie, Mandy, Gimli, and Me. [photo!] Happy holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Three Kings Day, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, or Festivus, or nothing at all, we wish you a warm and safe holiday season surrounded by warmth and love. Happy holidays, from ... read more
December 23, 2019 Boeing's (former) CEO I welcome the news that Dennis Muilenburg has resigned from his post as CEO of Boeing. I'm leading the congressional investigation into the design, development, and certification of the Boeing 737 Max. It's clear that ... read more
December 20, 2019 Even one is one too many Last week, I wrote to you about my commitment to the public's safety above all else on all modes of transportation. Increasingly, that means making sure that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are taking ... read more
December 18, 2019 This is not something I take lightly Today, I, along with a majority of my colleagues in the House of Representatives, voted to impeach the president. This is only the third time in our nation's history that a president has been impeached. ... read more
December 16, 2019 A massive win-win for adult-use cannabis Day by day, law by law, we're making life better for local business owners in Oregon. The latest? The House recently passed a bill that has the potential to turn the cannabis industry on its ... read more
December 13, 2019 Trump's master behind the strings. Recently uncovered emails have unveiled that the brainchild of the family separation policy, the Muslim ban, and the DACA attacks, Stephen Miller, holds racist, white nationalist views. Miller's own emails show his long-standing cozy relationships ... read more
December 10, 2019 Breaking News: raising funds in Oregon for Trump BREAKING NEWS: Today, shortly after Speaker Pelosi introduced Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump, one of my Republican challengers, Alek Skarlatos, finally stepped forward to condemn this lawless president started raising funds for his campaign ... read more
December 9, 2019 Stopping sexual harassment and assault in transportation As the Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, my number one concern is always the safety and well-being of the traveling public. That means not only the safety of the transportation system but a ... read more
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

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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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