Representative in Congress
Peter A. DeFazio
Occupational Background:Lane County Commissioner, Aide to Congressman Jim Weaver, Assistant Director Senior Companion Program, US Air Force Reserve
Educational Background:Tufts University, BA; University of Oregon, MA
Prior Governmental Experience:Chair, Lane County Commission
WORKING TO CREATE MORE JOBS
Disappointed with Bush economic plan, DeFazio proposes his own, Lebanon Express, 1/22/03
DeFazio opposed Bushs trickle down tax cuts for the rich. DeFazios plan would create two million jobs and make needed investments in transportation, infrastructure, education, tax relief targeted to wage and salary workers, assistance to states, and extended unemployment benefits.
FIGHTING JOB EXPORTS - AGAINST NAFTA and WTO
DeFazio has been a consistent critic of free-trade pacts such as NAFTA, Statesman Journal, 12/18/03
DeFazio:We must put an end to trade agreements that send US jobs and industry overseas, The Springfield News, 3/3/04
DeFazio disappointed with reconstruction of Iraq - says troops still lack effective body armor, Grants Pass Daily Courier, 1/30/04
DeFazio demanded state-of-the-art equipment for our troops and a definite plan to bring them home soon. He opposed the Presidents rush to launch a pre-emptive war without international support and introduced legislation to make the President match spending on projects in Iraq dollar for dollar with funding for critical projects at home.
PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY - CUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS
DeFazio against prescription drug bill, calls it benefit to industry, Albany Democrat-Herald, 6/27/03
DeFazio is fighting for lower drug prices and legal inexpensive imports from Canada. He has a plan to stabilize Social Security without benefit cuts.
CONVERTING PAY RAISES TO SCHOLARSHIPS
DeFazio turns down Congress pay raise - example to the rest of U.S. Congress, Umpqua Free Press, 7/22/99
DeFazio is proud of the 128 scholarships for displaced workers he has funded from Congressional pay hikes.
DeFazio has served his constituents well, The Coos Bay World, 12/3/03
DeFazio should get our thanks, Albany Democrat-Herald, 10/9/03
(This information furnished by DeFazio for Congress.)