Defazio Pushes for Rail Car Safety

Springfield, Ore. — Congressman Peter Defazio says it’s time for the federal government to act when it comes to rail car safety. That was the focus of a tour Thursday, at a site where rail tank cars are manufactured and repaired. At the event, Defazio said old, dangerous train cars dominate US railways, and as seen … Continue reading »

DeFazio, Piercy Talk Global Warming

EUGENE, Ore. — Congressman Peter DeFazio and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy want to clear the air. Along side students at the University of Oregon Thursday, they were trying to raise awareness about a new proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA wants new regulations for American power plants and they’ve opened a 60-day period … Continue reading »

DeFazio Cancels Town Hall Meetings

EUGENE, Ore. — Rep. Peter DeFazio has canceled the town hall meetings he had scheduled for September 25 and 26. DeFazio was scheduled to hold 16 town hall meetings across southwest Oregon; but a schedule change by the U.S. House of Representatives to hold votes next week forced him to cancel the second half of … Continue reading »

Rep. DeFazio Hosts Town Hall Meetings

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold four town hall meetings in Lane County next Wednesday. Rep. DeFazio has held over 300 town hall meetings across Southwest Oregon while in Congress and has developed many legislative initiatives based on conversations with Oregonians. On Wednesday, September 25, he will hold meeting in Florence, Eugene … Continue reading »

DeFazio Re-elected for 14th Term

EUGENE, Ore. –One of the races watched closely Tuesday night was between incumbent U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D) and challenger Art Robinson (R). DeFazio will serve as Oregon’s District Four Representative for a 14th term. He took almost 81,000 of the votes to Art Robinson’s 38,000, about 35 percent more than his competitor. DeFazio says … Continue reading »