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Oct 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, top Democratic leaders from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx urging that the Department take immediate actions to ensure the safe operation of New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit).

Oct 6, 2016 Press Release

EUGENE, OR—Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Anthony Foxx, pushing for stronger rules that will better protect and prepare communities and local officials when catastrophic crude oil train accidents occur.

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and U.S. Sen.

Jul 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the announcement that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) has reconsidered two proposals that would have significantly delayed Amtrak train travel throughout Oregon and the United States.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced the bipartisan Community Protection and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5786), legislation that creates a new trust fund to help communities prepare for accidents involving rail cars transporting flammable liquids, including crude oil and ethanol.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release

The House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension that ensures the FAA is funded through September 30, 2017, and that provides a limited number of important safety, security, and time-sensitive improvements for the U.S. aviation system.

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), urging them to reject a complaint that would benefit companies that transport hazardou

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

House and Senate Leaders’ Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement

 

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted House Republican leadership for attempting to pass legislation that exempts commercial pesticide application from Clean Water Act regulation under the guise of protecting public health from the threat of the Zika virus. The legislation, renamed last week the “Zika Vector Control Act” (H.R.

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), introduced H.R. 5090, legislation that would prevent the U.S.

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