Peter DeFazio

Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 7: The DeFazio Era Begins

New House speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) with Rep. Peter DeFazio (right) New House speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) with Rep. Peter DeFazio (right) by Alex Brandon/AP

Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio was first elected to Congress in 1986. Now as the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will he be the one to orchestrate an infrastructure funding plan? Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Incoming T&I Chairman Peter DeFazio: Freight Connectivity, HOS Priorities for Panel

Peter DeFazio DeFazio (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and the former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee headed to retirement, all eyes are on Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio as he heads toward his presumed appointment to the panel’s chairmanship.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 5: Amos & Adam

Reps. Bill Shuster (left) and Peter DeFazio Reps. Bill Shuster (left) and Peter DeFazio, courtesy of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The country’s struggle to identify an ideal funding strategy for transportation projects has brought to the fore two men who, until now, had little in common. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2018
Government, Business

Oregon Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Rebuild Infrastructure, DeFazio Says

Oregon's Peter DeFazio DeFazio says Oregon will receive $2.6 million for repairs. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

To help Oregon fix freight corridors and surface infrastructure damaged by natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $2.6 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government

Oregon Receives $1 Million Emergency Grant

Peter DeFazio Bloomberg News

To assist Oregon with repairing roadways, freight corridors, and infrastructure damaged by wildfires, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $1 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio announced recently.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Transportation Infrastructure Legislation

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a transportation infrastructure bill on March 22 that he said will increase the gasoline and diesel tax by about a penny to provide about $500 billion in funding to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2017
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 | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2014

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