Press Releases

Feb 3, 2015

DeFazio Requests Audit of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Programs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel, III requesting a full audit of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs. The request comes on the same day that DeFazio highlighted PHMSA’s failure to address longstanding pipeline and hazardous materials safety issues, including new design standards for DOT-111 tank cars, in a Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing.

Jan 22, 2015

DeFazio, Larsen, Garamendi Applaud Administration’s Efforts to Coordinate Federal Action in the Arctic

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation John Garamendi (D-CA), applauded efforts by the Obama Administration to coordinate a government wide approach to addressing U.S. interests in the Arctic.

Jan 22, 2015

DeFazio Blasts U.S. DOT for Failing to Address Rail Tank Car Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging him to take immediate action to address rail tank car safety and other significant pipeline and hazardous materials safety hazards.

Jan 21, 2015

DeFazio Announces Democratic Subcommittee Ranking Members for Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the Democratic Subcommittee Ranking Members of the Committee for the 114th Congress. Full subcommittee rosters will be announced next week.

Jan 14, 2015

DeFazio Announces Democratic Roster for Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the 25 Democratic Members of the Committee for the 114th Congress. Twenty-three of the Members served on the Committee in the previous Congress. The Democrats welcome two Members new to the Committee, Representatives Jared Huffman and Julia Brownley, who both represent districts in California.

Jan 12, 2015

DeFazio Fights Administration's Decision to Open Border to Mexican Trucks Starting Monday

Washington, D.C. –Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pushed back on a decision by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to open the United States border to Mexican-domiciled trucking companies.

Jan 9, 2015

DeFazio Blasts Republican Passage of Controversial Keystone XL Bill

Washington, D.C.--Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted the House Republican Leadership for passing legislation that bypasses federal agencies to allow construction on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. DeFazio helped lead Democratic opposition to the controversial legislation, which has been considered by the House ten times.

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