Pete (Pete) A. DeFazio (D-USH04)
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Capitol: 202.225.6416
FAX: 202.226.3493
District: 541.465.6732
District FAX: 541.269.5760
Room 2134 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3704

Residence: Springfield, OR
Elected: 1986    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Myrnie Daut   DOB: 5/27/1947
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Co-ChairCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberGeneric Drug Equity Caucus
Vice ChairPopulist Caucus
ChairmanHouse Small Brewers Caucus
Co-ChairNorthwest Energy Caucus
Co-ChairGoods Movement Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Lumber
Co-ChairHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Urban Regional Studies
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HUBZone Caucus
FC MemberFuture of American Media Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberHouse Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


Congressman Peter DeFazio was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1986 and is now the longest serving House member in Oregon's history. As the dean of the Oregon House delegation, he has developed a reputation as an independent, passionate and effective lawmaker.

In 2014, DeFazio was elected to the powerful position of Ranking Member on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Coast Guard, highways and transit, water resources, railroads, aviation, and economic development. DeFazio has served as a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee since he first entered Congress in 1987. During his time on the Committee, he has served as Chairman or Ranking Member of four of the six subcommittees- Aviation, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Highways and Transit, and Water Resources and Environment. DeFazio has taken a lead role on several multi-billion dollar surface transportation and FAA reauthorization bills, and worked to strengthen Buy America standards. In 2005, DeFazio served as the Ranking Member on the Highways Subcommittee where he helped negotiate a five-year federal highway and transit spending bill called SAFETEA-LU. Under the bill DeFazio secured $2.7 billion for Oregon's roads, bridges, highways and transit systems. More recently, DeFazio introduced the Repeal and Rebuild Act (HR 4848), a long-term solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. (Read more about HR 4848 here.) As the new Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, DeFazio will continue to fight for infrastructure investment that results in job creation, increased safety, economic efficiency and strategic growth.

DeFazio previously served as the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee, where he focused on energy, federal lands, ocean and fisheries, and Native American issues. In 2013, he successfully passed his balanced, bipartisan O&C solution that creates private sector jobs, provides revenues to failing counties, and permanently protects old-growth and other irreplaceable environmental treasures.

DeFazio and his wife, Myrnie Daut, live in Springfield, Oregon. He has logged roughly five million miles traveling between Oregon and Washington, DC. DeFazio has voted against and refused to accept congressional pay raises while the government is deficit spending. Instead, he has used his pay raises to fund scholarships at five southwestern Oregon community colleges. By the end of 2016, DeFazio will have contributed $338,869 of after-tax salary toward 255 scholarships. He counts these scholarships among his proudest accomplishments.

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