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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
September 9, 2019 I'm sure you're wondering about my investigation into Trump's D.C. Hotel As Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I take my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of federal agencies under my jurisdiction extremely seriously. This includes the agency which oversees the Old Post Office ... read more
September 3, 2019 Barbeques aside The eight-hour workday. Workplace safety. Sick leave. I'm proud of the work Oregon has always done to lead the nation in supporting unions and labor workers. In fact, we were the first state in the ... read more
August 31, 2019 The future of transportation I recently got the chance to tour a hyperloop project in Las Vegas and one thing was abundantly clear: we have the technology to jumpstart a green transportation revolution. Hyperloops use the most efficient components ... read more
August 28, 2019 AGAIN with the health care attacks?? For years, Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been clear that they're determined to take our health care away, regardless of who it hurts. But we've given them one hell of a fight. From standing ... read more
August 16, 2019 ๐ŸšจTheyโ€™ve Found A New Republican Candidate To Challenge Me ๐Ÿšจ Fueled by Donald Trump, Republican leadership has been spending money attacking me since February hoping to find a new Republican to challenge me, undermine our movement and take me out to elect a Trump loyalist ... read more
August 14, 2019 We need systemic solutions for this Trump-created crisis. The president is right about one thing: there's a growing number of migrants reaching our southern border, seeking asylum in our country. But the Trump administration is responding to their calls for help with sickening ... read more
August 13, 2019 William Barr's surveillance of Oregonians Today I sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr demanding the legal justification for the reported surveillance of my constituents who are opposed to the Jordan Cove liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline and processing ... read more
August 5, 2019 Mitch McConnell is standing in the way of significant gun control Enough is enough. How many more innocent people must die before we admit that gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States and act to stop it? The House passed significant gun ... read more
August 2, 2019 He's marching to the drumbeat of war I'm deeply concerned about the building tensions with Iran and the Trump Administration's increasing drumbeat of war. It's just the next possible destination in a long line of presidential overreach that could cost far too ... read more
August 1, 2019 KQEN News Radio: DELEGATION PUSHES TO REVERSE FOOD ASSISTANCE CUTS U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Peter DeFazio, along with the rest of the Democratic members of the Oregon congressional delegation, pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to immediately withdraw the proposed rule that they ... read more
August 1, 2019 What I saw in Portland's migrant shelters On Sunday, I joined three other members of the Oregon Congressional delegation to visit two Portland shelters for unaccompanied young migrants. The shelters, run by Morrison Child & Family Services, house 13 to 17-year-olds and ... read more
July 25, 2019 It's time to open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump It's time for the House Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry and collect the evidence necessary to build a strong case against President Donald Trump. His presidency is a danger to our national ... read more
July 21, 2019 Is Oregon next? Two weeks ago, California experienced a number of earthquakes off the west coast that were upwards of 7.0 magnitude. Last Friday, Washingtonians were shaken awake by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in the Seattle and Everett ... read more
July 19, 2019 This week's impeachment resolution Without a doubt, President Trump's recent remarks about four duly-elected Members of Congress were racist and xenophobic. From the early days of his campaign, he's frequently used hate speech tropes and dog-whistles but, as President ... read more
July 18, 2019 Join me on August 22! I'm excited to invite you to join me as I kick off my 2020 reelection campaign! A lot has happened since we last gathered and I'm looking forward to coming together to discuss our path ... read more
July 11, 2019 My take on impeachment: I am deeply troubled about the actions of this president, his administration, the erosion of our country's democratic institutions, and the spineless Republicans that turn a blind eye. The Constitution clearly lays out the checks ... read more
July 10, 2019 THIS is a national emergency! Climate change is an emergency of the highest order. That's why today, I'm proud to join Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders as an original co-sponsor of the Climate Emergency Bill. ... read more
June 29, 2019 What we can do right now about the immigration crisis: I'm deeply disturbed by the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. The conditions are deplorable โ€“ a violation of basic human decency and standard morals. The policies and practices of the Trump administration have resulted ... read more
June 28, 2019 Donald Trump is targeting my district First, Wall Street billionaire Robert Mercer targeted me with the first special interest Super PAC to ever to go after a Member of Congress. Then the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) targeted me again at ... read more
June 26, 2019 ๐ŸŽ“ Hats off to you ๐ŸŽ“ I want to congratulate graduates everywhere, from preschool to PhDs. The future is bright because of you. As the son of a high school teacher and wrestling coach, I saw my father work tirelessly to ... read more
June 21, 2019 The authority to declare war I'm deeply concerned about the building tensions with Iran and the Trump Administration's increasing drumbeat of war. John Bolton has been publicly calling for the US to strike Iran since 2007 and was a part ... read more
June 20, 2019 #IStandWithRefugees Today, on World Refugee Day, I'm thinking about the hundreds of thousands of world citizens who have turned to the United States of America for protection and to build a better future. Our country is ... read more
June 13, 2019 Add your name: Protect LGBTQIA+ rights! This month is the 50th LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. And while there's a lot to celebrate, we've got a long way to go in the fight for equal justice for all people under the law. In ... read more
June 11, 2019 ๐Ÿ’ฃTrumpโ€™s targeting our district. Time to get energized!๐Ÿ”ฅ Republicans are spending tens of thousands of dollars on polling in my district and are conducting a search for a strong Republican candidate to challenge me, because they're threatened by my work for the people ... 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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