DeFazio

Government, Business

House Democrats Press Trump Administration on Workforce Executive Order

DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump has created a new federal employment category that makes permanent jobs that were initially political appointments, formalizing a practice that presidential administrations have employed for years. However, congressional Democrats are expressing concern over the move.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2020
Government, Business

House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio Wins Re-Election

DeFazio DeFazio at a hearing. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Rep. Peter DeFazio beat back political newcomer Alek Skarlatos’ challenge to win another term as the federal legislator in Oregon’s 4th District.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 4, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

DeFazio Names Ranking Dems For T&I Subcommittees

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has announced which T&I Democrats will be the ranking members on the subcommittees.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2015
Business, Fuel, Government

New T&I Top Democrat Optimistic on Road Bill

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the new top transportation leader for House Democrats in the next Congress, told Transport Topics last week he is hopeful about Congress’ chances of advancing a long-term highway bill before the current law expires in May.

November 24, 2014
Government, Business, Fuel

Key House Democrat DeFazio Sees Opportunity to Pass Long-Term Highway Bill Next Congress

Carol T. Powers/Bloomberg News

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, elected Nov. 19 as the House Democrats’ top transportation leader in the next Congress, told Transport Topics this week he is hopeful about Congress’ chances of advancing a long-term highway bill before the current law expires in May.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2014
Government, Business, Fuel

Rep. DeFazio to Pursue Top Democrat Spot on House Transportation Panel

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio will look to take over as the ranking member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the next Congress, a senior House aide told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2014
Business, Fuel, Government

DeFazio Unveils Proposal to Alter Fuel-Tax System

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a bill last week to replace the federal gasoline tax with a barrel tax on oil, eliminate the sales tax on truck tires and index the diesel tax to inflation.

June 16, 2014
Government, Business, Fuel

DeFazio Proposes Limiting Detention Time

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a bill that would require the Department of Transportation to study and establish a maximum number of hours that drivers may be detained at loading docks without being compensated.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2011