Peter (Peter) DeFazio (D-04)

US Representative Peter DeFazio

Peter (Peter) DeFazio (D-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.6416
FAX: 202.226.3493
District: 541.465.6732
Representative
Room 2134 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3704
125 Central Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2316
Residence:Springfield, OR

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Co-ChairCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberGeneric Drug Equity Caucus
FC MemberFuture of American Media Caucus
ChairmanHouse Small Brewers Caucus
Co-ChairNorthwest Energy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Youth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lung Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cambodia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Service Loan Forgiveness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America the Beautiful Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Warrior's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Clean Water Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Afghan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional History Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congressman Peter DeFazio has spent his time in Congress working for Oregonians. As the dean of the Oregon House delegation, he has developed a reputation as an independent, passionate, and effective lawmaker. In 2019, DeFazio was elected to the powerful position of Chair of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction over the nation's highways, public transit, rail systems, airports, pipelines, and seaports, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies. Coast Guard, highways and transit, ports and water resources, railroads, aviation, and economic development. As Chair, and previously as Ranking Member, DeFazio has taken the lead role on several multi-billion-dollar laws that have created jobs, improved transportation options, kept our ports open, ensured clean drinking water, and kept the airline industry accountable. He authored and passed in the House the Moving Forward Act, transformative legislation that addresses the climate crisis head-on by creating new programs to cut carbon pollution and mitigate the threat of extreme weather; investing in clean fuel infrastructure; providing more zero-emission and clean transportation choices; and harnessing American ingenuity in our fight against climate change. . In addition, the bill invests more than $760 billion over five years to bring our nation's transportation infrastructure up to a state of good repair, reducing gridlock for commuters and business, investing in rural communities, strengthening Buy American standards, and creating millions of jobs. DeFazio's priorities are always focused on his constituents and over the course of his career his seniority has brought billions of dollars back to the district. During the 116th Congress alone, DeFazio has brought home more than $55.8 million in federal funding, for projects including airport repairs, dredging our harbors, and maintenance of the Coos Bay Rail Line. As a former servicemember with the U.S. Air Force Reserve, DeFazio knows the sacrifices vets and their families make to serve our country. He secured $80 million dollars to build the Eugene Veterans Clinic, which opened in 2016, and investigated reports of poor health care and personnel issues at the Roseburg VA Health Care System. 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. DeFazio is committed to a responsible management of our Oregon's natural resources and has led bipartisan efforts for common-sense forest management solutions for sustainability of Oregon's rural communities, such as his leadership in passing the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. An avid outdoorsman, DeFazio has been successful in protecting Oregon's most unique natural and ecologically diverse treasures. In 2019, several of his conservation bills became law. In all, they to protect 100,000 acres of salmon habitat in the Steamboat Creek watershed, designate the remote and unlogged Devil's Staircase area as Wilderness, and stop future mining on the Chetco River and its tributaries to preserve salmon habitat and clean drinking water. DeFazio and his wife, Myrnie Daut, live in Springfield, Oregon. DeFazio has voted against and refused to accept every congressional pay raise while the government is deficit spending. Instead, he has used his pay raises to fund scholarships at five southwestern Oregon community colleges. As of the end of 2019, DeFazio contributed $380,421 of after-tax salary toward 278 scholarships and debt reduction. He counts these scholarships among his proudest accomplishments.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1986    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Myrnie Daut   DOB: 5/27/1947
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