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January 22, 2021 It's time to stop talking about infrastructure and finally start building infrastructure We're in a new era. With President Biden and Vice President Harris's swearing in on Tuesday, our country looks forward. After four years of fighting to keep our president from making our problems worse, we'll ... read more
January 18, 2021 Today I am thinking of them The last few weeks have highlighted how much we still have to do to combat the evils of racism, violence, and cruelty in our country. But we owe much of the progress we've made to ... read more
January 13, 2021 There's no time to lose [Petition] Peter said it plainly: Every moment Donald Trump remains in office is a threat to our national security and to the rule of law. He has to be removed. Immediately. All federal officials with the ... read more
January 8, 2021 It's time for Trump to go. Donald Trump is a threat to the United States of America. He always has been. In fact, the last four-plus years led to the catastrophic scene at the Capitol yesterday. President Trump summoned supporters to ... read more
December 30, 2020 Team DeFazio is on the ground in Georgia! Team DeFazio is on the ground in Georgia! When a runoff was announced in the Georgia Senate races, I knew I needed to lend my extraordinary team to the Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff campaigns ... read more
December 28, 2020 A preview, here at the end of the year In 2018, our combined grassroots team took a big step forward: we defeated Republicans across the country and won back the House. In 2020, we defeated Donald Trump and defeated a multimillion dollar attack by ... read more
December 24, 2020 Here's to "Good Trouble" At the close of a difficult year, we're uplifted by your friendship support, and dedication to causing "Good Trouble." We're wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, and a brighter 2021. Peter, Myrnie, Waldo, ... read more
December 16, 2020 With Pete Buttigieg, we start a new era at DOT I applaud the historic nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. Pete is a strong choice to lead the Biden administration's efforts to 'Build Back Better' with infrastructure plans that not only move our ... read more
November 27, 2020 A complicated Thanksgiving It's a complicated Thanksgiving season this year. We're facing extraordinary hardships and a long road to recovery, but our country feels more hopeful than it has in the past four years. On one hand, COVID-19 ... read more
November 7, 2020 We've only just begun Emerging out of one of the most divisive political climates in recent history, the historic victory of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris reflects the American people's strength, diversity, and optimism in the face of ... read more
November 4, 2020 Thank you I am honored to have earned your trust once again to serve the people of Southwest Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives. The citizens of Southwest Oregon spoke clearly yesterday in favor of a ... read more
November 4, 2020 DeFazio Says ‘Thank You’ to Supporters Following Re-Election Victory (VIDEO INCLUDED) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 4, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— After being re-elected to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the 117th Congress, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released a ... read more
November 3, 2020 DeFazio Statement on Winning Re-Election FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 3, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released a statement on winning re-election to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the 117th ... read more
November 2, 2020 We need Peter DeFazio in Congress This election is about who government works for — whether we can make it work for everyone, or whether it'll just keep working for the wealthy and well-connected. It's about who has power. My friend ... read more
November 2, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio Announces Election Night Availability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 2, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— After winning his re-election to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the 117th Congress, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) ... read more
November 2, 2020 DeFazio, Wyden, Merkley, Fagan, Read, Hoyle Hold Event with College Democrats Encouraging Voters to Drop Off Ballots FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 2, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — The day before Election Day, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) joined Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, Secretary ... read more
November 1, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio, Wyden, Merkley, Fagan, Read, Hoyle to Hold Event with College Democrats Encouraging Voters to Drop Off Ballots FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 1, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— On the second to last day to vote, Monday, November 2 at 11:00 AM PT, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio ... read more
October 30, 2020 Let's leave it all on the table We're in the final four days. Alek Skarlatos has spent millions of dollars to build a campaign that stands against almost everything we believe. And this weekend, he's going to go for broke. And we're ... read more
October 29, 2020 DeFazio Holds Roundtable Discussion with Oregonians on Protecting the ACA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 29, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — As the lawsuit to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes its way to the Supreme Court in ... read more
October 28, 2020 The sadly perfect metaphor for the Skarlatos campaign: During the debate with Peter, Alek Skarlatos was asked if everyone should wear a face mask in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here's what he said: "Yes, I do believe that everyone should. ... read more
October 27, 2020 **MEDIA ADVISORY** DeFazio to Host Virtual Roundtable on Importance of Protecting Access to Affordable Health Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— On Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 PM PT, Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) will host a virtual roundtable to ... read more
October 27, 2020 DeFazio Statement on the Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon— Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today released a statement on the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, ... read more
October 27, 2020 As Cases Spike, Skarlatos Refuses to Wear a Mask in Public or Take COVID Seriously (PHOTOS & VIDEO INCLUDED) Eugene, Oregon — As Oregon breaks records with a streak of new cases, OR-4 Republican candidate Alek Skarlatos refuses to take this pandemic seriously in a number of alarming ways. He has called the pandemic ... read more
October 27, 2020 Congressman DeFazio Marks the Last Day for Oregonians to Mail-In Ballots (video) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2020 Contact: Katrina Martell (214) 229-3610 or [email protected] Eugene, Oregon — Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today marked the last day for Oregonians to mail-in their ballots with a Get ... read more
October 26, 2020 The list of dangers is absolutely terrifying Mitch McConnell's Senate just confirmed Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, making the nation's highest court the most radically right-wing it's ever been. Barrett's nomination also typifies what's wrong with Republican leadership: they're ... read more

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