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Congressional Democrats – including House Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon – are pledging to keep the U.S. Postal Service funded and operational.  And they - and other proponents of vote-by-mail - are pushing back against the Trump Administration's claims that such votes are at risk for fraud.

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Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, thinks the key to re-opening the economy as soon as possible will be widespread, rapid testing.

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A massive infrastructure bill backed by Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio is on the House floor this week. 


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Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio Wednesday announced a $500-billion infrastructure bill that he says will create millions of jobs.

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Oregon’s 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio has long fought to fix the Postal Service’s financial situation. Now, the agency is in more trouble because of COVID-19 and he says it is needed more than ever. 


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Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio says the Federal Aviation Administration should require masks on airplanes. The Springfield Democrat chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, and is pushing for the rule. 

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Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, says payments from the coronavirus stimulus package should be arriving in bank accounts by next week.

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House Democrats are working on a spending plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio says the bill would get as much aid to people as possible. 


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While President Trump has been taking the coronavirus pandemic more seriously recently, critics – including an Oregon Democratic Congressman - say his earlier nonchalance will cost him come Election Day. 

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After a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general last week, Oregon Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio said the country is on the precipice of war with Iran. He is seeking to limit President Trump’s war powers.

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Oregon Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio was the only member of the state’s delegation who voted against the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico this week.

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Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio joined his Democratic colleagues in the House this week in voting in favor of the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He says his investigation into the Trump Hotel may lead to more articles of impeachment. 


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Stricter control measures and penalties for reckless operation of pipelines are in a House bill authored by Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio.

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Democratic U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon Tuesday announced he will introduce legislation to pressure Brazil to fight the wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest and change its environmental policies.  

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Oregon’s 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio wants Congress to check President Trump’s actions in regard to Iran. He reintroduced his War Powers bill which clarifies that under the constitution, Congress must authorize military force. 

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The House of Representatives has approved a bill (Wednesday) that would create an earthquake earthquake early warning system off the west coast.


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When the Democrats take leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, Oregon’s 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio is expected to be chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 


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