OSU Hosts Drone Demonstration

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University held a demonstration to show how drones can help researchers in many disciplines. For example, vintners would be able to quickly see where in their vineyards their grapes are suffering. It could help forest firefighters track fires down. It could also help farmers see where their crops are doing … Continue reading »

O & C Bill Passes Special Committee

EUGENE, Ore. — A step towards creating new jobs while protecting old growth forests is one step closer to reality. After nearly a year-and-a-half of negotiations, the House of Natural Resources Committee passed part of the bi-partisan O & C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act in late July. Oregon State Representative Peter DeFazio said the … Continue reading »

DeFazio Pushes Postal Service Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Legislators and postal service workers rallied at the state capitol to support Congressman Peter DeFazio’s bill, the Postal Service Protection Act, which will prevent post offices from shutting down and save American jobs. He blasted the Postmaster General’s plan to make significant cuts, like closing processing plants and getting rid of Saturday … Continue reading »

Demonstrators Urge Immigration Reform

EUGENE, Ore. — Advocates for immigration reform demonstrated outside of Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office Wednesday. It was a way for them to thank DeFazio for his previous commitment to immigration reform and to ask for continued support of undocumented workers. Demonstrators told their personal stories of coming to the United States. Organizers say the goal … Continue reading »

Congress Adjourns Until November

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio is upset and frustrated that Congress cut out early with what he says are too many unsolved issues on its plates. DeFazio says this Congress has produced one quarter as many bill enacted into law as Harry Truman’s “Do Nothing Congress”. He says there are huge issue left … Continue reading »

DeFazio at Town Halls in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Representative Peter DeFazio continues his town hall tour of Oregon Tuesday, speaking with the public and taking questions about jobs and the economy. He’ll be making two stops Aug. 21. From 2-3 p.m., he’ll be at the Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville, and then from 5:15-6:15 p.m. he’ll be in Roseburg … Continue reading »

Rep. DeFazio Holding Town Hall Meetings

Congressman Peter DeFazio is holding several town hall meetings in Western Oregon and on the Oregon Coast this week. He will be stopping in Cottage Grove, Drain and Grants Pass on Monday, Aug. 20. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, he will be in Cave Junction, Canyonville and Roseburg. And on Thursday, DeFazio will stop by Albany … Continue reading »

Rep. DeFazio Holds Town Hall Meetings

EUGENE, Ore. — Representative Peter DeFazio is holding a series of town hall meetings across Southwest Oregon this week and next. DeFazio will be discussing his efforts to create jobs, boost the economy, and decrease the deficit, as well as listening to concerns from the public and answering questions about federal issues. He’s holding two … Continue reading »

DeFazio Gives Legislative Update

EUGENE, Ore. — There seems to be some confusion about why federal timber payment can only be spent a certain way by the county. Congressman Peter DeFazio was at the federal courthouse Monday to give a legislative update. He discussed the benefits of a new transportation bill recently passed by Congress along with more on … Continue reading »