Congressman Peter DeFazio

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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio is back in Oregon for the government’s July 4 recess. In an interview with KLCC, the Springfield democrat spoke on fire concerns in Oregon and his expectations for Congress' future in Washington.

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Congressman Peter DeFazio says he takes seriously the challenge from Republican Art Robinson in the November election.

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A perennial Republican challenger for Oregon 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office paid $20,000 to data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica in 2014.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Art Robinson acknowledges those transactions.

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In his latest budget plan, President Donald Trump proposes axing federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over a two-year period. The CPB supports PBS and NPR stations, including KLCC.

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The Eugene Airport has added a third security screening lane. Officials say it’ll speed things along as passenger traffic grows. But an Oregon representative is rankled by a proposed fee increase.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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Craft brewers – including one in Eugene – are toasting a part of the contentious GOP tax bill recently signed by President Trump.

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Monday, Congress came up with another temporary spending bill to stave off a government shutdown for three weeks. KLCC checked in with Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio.

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The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is pleased with a $200,000 transit grant it’s received from the federal government.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Representative Peter DeFazio calls the GOP tax overhaul one of the meanest-spirited bills he’s ever seen in his years in Congress. The bill passed the house last week along party lines.

Desmond O'Boyle

Investigators from Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. will be in Oregon next week to visit the Eugene and Roseburg V.A. healthcare facilities.

Congressman DeFazio Previews EmX West

Aug 30, 2017

Oregon U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio visited Eugene Wednesday to preview the long anticipated EmX West corridor and the many infrastructural improvements that were a part of the project.


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Railroad advocates honored Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio today for his work in supporting rail transportation and infrastructure improvement.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Congressman Peter DeFazio has harsh words for the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville this past weekend.

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Recorded on: April 21, 2017

Air Date: April 24, 2017

The City Club of Eugene in partnership with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon hosted Congressman Peter DeFazio in a special Friday Forum on April 21, 2017..

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Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke to University of Oregon law students and the City Club of Eugene Friday. He’s been holding community forums this week in his district.

Springfield Museum

Next in our road trip series, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert introduces us to some of the notable people who hail from Springfield. (Listen to interviews and watch the slideshow!)

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Two Oregon members of a U.S. Congressional Delegation will join forces this Saturday to “engage and inform” the public in the political process. Lane Community College will host the three major events.

Recorded on: October 7, 2016

Air Date: October 10, 2016

On November 8, Oregon voters will elect a Representative from the 4th Congressional District in Oregon. The district includes Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg, and part of Corvallis. The 2016 three-way contest is between Peter DeFazio, a Springfield Democrat who has served in Congress from the 4th District since 1986; Art Robinson, the Cave Junction Republican challenger; Gil Guthrie, representing the Libertarian Party; and Mike Beilstein, from Corvallis, representing the Pacific Green Party.

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The Federal government has allocated $3.7 million for an earthquake early warning system for the west coast. The U-S Geological Survey awarded additional grant money to the University of Oregon.

Defazio Won't Attend DNC, Protesting Superdelegates

Jul 10, 2016
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Later this month, Democrats will gather in Philadelphia to formally nominate their presidential candidate. Oregon congressman Peter DeFazio is a superdelegate—he’s free to support any candidate. But, DeFazio will not attend the Democratic National Convention.

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As part of a lawsuit settlement, the federal government is proposing changes to the National Flood Insurance Program for Oregon that could severely restrict development in Glenwood and other places across the state.

Rep. DeFazio On The House Democrats’ Sit In

Jun 23, 2016
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Wednesday House Democrats spontaneously staged a sit in on the floor of Congress demanding a vote on gun control legislations. KLCC spoke with Oregon congressman and Democrat, Peter DeFazio, who joined his colleagues in protest.

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Oregon's Army Corps of Engineers will have adequate funding for dredging projects on the coast.

Recorded on: January 22nd, 2016

Air Date: January 25th, 2016

Congressman Peter DeFazio, the top Democrat on the bipartisan Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will describe his legislative priorities for 2016 and provide an update on his latest work in Congress, including the recently passed bipartisan FAST Act, the first long term transportation bill in nearly a decade.

Eugene VA Healthcare Center Officially Open

Jan 16, 2016
Desmond O'Boyle

Veterans have a brand new facility to get healthcare in Eugene. After nearly ten years of delays, mismanagement, and funding issues, dignitaries and veterans formally unveiled the new building Saturday (yesterday).

Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio called on the Justice Department Wednesday to take action against the armed militants occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

DeFazio Reacts To Senate Background Check Vote

Dec 4, 2015
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Yesterday [Thursday], the Senate voted against expanding background checks for gun purchases – one day after the latest mass shooting that left 14 people dead in San Bernadino, California.

Thursday's 50-to-47 vote underscored the political gridlock over gun control in Washington.

The measure would have required background checks for all gun purchases online and at gun shows.

Oregon's U-S Representative Peter Defazio says in the last Congress, the Senate came very close to closing gun show loopholes and tightening background checks but failed.

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Today (Monday), trade ministers from the United States and 11 other countries reached agreement on the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership. Oregon’s Congressman Peter DeFazio, however, continues to oppose it.

DeFazio issued a statement calling the TPP “the biggest, worst trade deal in history.” He’s been speaking against the TPP for years. If passed, it would phase out tariffs and other barriers to trade between the United States, Japan, Vietnam and others. In June, DeFazio said the TPP has the same problems as earlier policies, like the North American Free Trade Agreement:

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September is National Preparedness Month and a series of emergency response events has been taking place across the state. Tomorrow (Tuesday) congressman Peter DeFazio will host an earthquake early warning roundtable at the U of O.

As the ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Congressman DeFazio introduced a federal bill to fund an earthquake early warning system for the west coast. The roundtable is an official committee hearing. Scott Ashford, Dean of Engineering at OSU, studies the effects to utilities and services in an emergency: