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DeFazio Wishes To Engage Oregonians On Iran, Global Warming, And Infrastructure

President Trump’s war powers, ongoing climate change, and infrastructure development are among the topics Congressman Peter DeFazio hopes to discuss at some upcoming town halls in Oregon this week.

The Democratic Representative says he’s particularly worried about Donald Trump’s increasingly aggressive stance with Iran.  DeFazio worries he could throw the United States directly into war with the Middle Eastern nation.

“So I want to talk a little bit about what I’m trying to do on war powers to constrain the president, and explain to people what’s wrong with the existing law, why he might be able to launch that attack and claim he has legal basis.”

DeFazio has legislation out aimed to increase Congress’ war powers. It’d require presidents to gain congressional authorization before deploying U.S. troops.

DeFazio’s town halls are in Corvallis and Albany this Wednesday, followed by a Eugene event Thursday.  Specific information below:

Corvallis, July 1

Town Hall Meeting on War Powers
1:30-2:30 PM
Chintimini Senior & Community Center
2601 NW Tyler Ave.

Albany, July 1

Town Hall Meeting on War Powers
3:30-4:30 PM

Albany Public Library

2450 14th Ave. SE

Thursday, August 1


Town Hall Meeting on War Powers

6:00-7:00 PM

Harris Hall
125 E. 8th Ave.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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