Occupation: US REPRESENTATIVE
Occupational Background: Lane County Commissioner, Aide to Congressman Jim Weaver, Assistant Director Senior Companion Program, US Air Force Reserve
Educational Background: University of Oregon, MA; Tufts University, BA
Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Lane County Commission
INVESTING IN JOBS, FIGHTING FOR FAIR TRADE
DeFazio's jobs plan funds investment in transportation projects, forest thinning, and education to put Oregonians back to work. He is fighting for trade policies that will keep and bring jobs home.
"Springfield Congressman Peter DeFazio's proposal for an end to the Timber Wars looks pretty good," The Springfield News, 8/6/04
"Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. A longtime advocate of restrictions to keep jobs in the United States," The Oregonian, 3/1/04
TURNING DOWN PAY RAISES, FUNDING SCHOLARSHIPS
Every time Congress votes itself a pay raise, DeFazio votes NO. He uses pay raise money to fund scholarships and retire federal debt. DeFazio has returned over $222,000 and funded 132 scholarships for Oregonians.
"DeFazio turns down Congress' pay raise - DeFazio's action example to the rest of US Congress," Umpqua Free Press 7/22/00
CUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS PROTECT SOCIAL
DeFazio is fighting for lower drug prices and legal, inexpensive Canadian imports. He has a plan to stabilize social security for 75 years without benefit cuts.
"DeFazio against prescription drug bill, calls it benefit to industry," Albany Democrat-Herald, 6/27/03
SUPPORTING VETERANS AND TROOPS, COMBATING TERRORISM
DeFazio has persistently fought for benefits for veterans, better pay for troops, and the equipment our soldiers need in battle.
"DeFazio, in Iraq, says troops underequipped," Bend Bulletin, 1/27/04
"DeFazio gets WMD unit for Oregon," The Associated Press, 3/10/04
Peter DeFazio --- As Independent as Oregon
"DeFazio gets credit not only for the strength of his convictions but for owning up to them in public and holding them up for everyone to see, including his political opponents," Albany Democrat-Herald, 8/15/04
(This information furnished by DeFazio for Congress.)