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  1. Sanders Proposes Social Security Tax Hike For WealthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Yahoo!

    With Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed Thursday a perhaps futile attempt to make wealthier Americans pay more into Social Security in order to keep the decades-old program solvent, according to media reports. The former Democratic presidential candidate, along with Rep. Peter DeFazio , explained the plan that would increase benefits for senior citizens by raising taxes on Americans who earn more than $250,000, The Hill reported .

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  2. Jaffe Report: Inside the Claims Against Trump's D.C. HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NBC Washington

    ... operating under a federal contract should meet its obligations to its small business partners," Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio told me by email. He's the top Democrat on the House committee with jurisdiction over the GSA. DeFazio promised to "do what I ...

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  3. Wyden, DeFazio join call to restore Secure Rural Schools paymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Review

    ... have lost income due to reduced federal timber harvests. They were stopped in 2015. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio joined 76 other members of Congress sending a letter Friday to White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick ...

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  4. Bernie Sanders Proposes Social Security tax hike for wealthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Raw Story

    ... old program solvent, according to media reports. The former Democratic presidential candidate, along with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), explained the plan that would increase benefits

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  5. House Dem's NAFTA redo would drop cross-border trucking requirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Fleet Owner Magazine

    If President Trump wants to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, a group of House Democrats is ready and willing to provide the blueprint. Led by Rep. Peter DeFazio , the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the resolution introduced Thursday includes a provision that would remove the cross-border trucking requirement - a long-problematic clause in the current trade deal.

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  6. Teamsters Support Resolution To Renegotiate NAFTARead the original story

    Friday | Agri Marketing

    TEAMSTERS SUPPORT RESOLUTION TO RENEGOTIATE NAFTA Feb. 17, 2017 Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters news release The Teamsters Union applauds the introduction of a resolution by Rep. Peter DeFazio calling for the start of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement . The resolution outlines a number of key provisions that must be included in the text of any renegotiation of NAFTA.

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  7. Business | Tourism Officials Fight to Bring Norwegian Air to RI,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Go Local

    ... to stop the approval of Norwegian Air -- H.R. 5090 , which was spearheaded by Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4) -- was co-sponsored by both Cicilline and Langevin. Repeated efforts to reach both Congressman went without response - phone ...

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  8. Bernie Sanders Unveils Social Security Expansion Bill On The Day Millionaires Stop PayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Switched

    Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced a bill on Thursday to expand Social Security benefits by lifting the cap on earnings subject to payroll taxes. The progressive lawmakers presented their proposal on the day that Americans with wages of $1 million or more stop paying into Social Security for the year.

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  9. Anger over the Elliott and Standing Up to TrumpRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | Eugene Weekly

    ... or read the curriculum for free at bit.ly/2kEzHi1. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio have been stepping up in Congress as they fight Trump administration policies , from Wyden's bill to force Trump to reveal foreign interests ...

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  10. DeFazio, 15 Other House Democrats Urge Trump to Redo NaftaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Transport Topics

    A coalition of at least 16 House Democrats, led by Oregon's Peter DeFazio, said Feb. 16 they will file a "Blueprint for America's New Trade Policy," urging President Trump to fulfill his campaign promises and negotiate a thorough overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw from the 1994 agreement. DeFazio, the ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, included in the resolution a provision on Mexican trucks saying that a new Nafta should return to a limited free trade zone on both sides of the border, where southbound trucks would hand off trailers to Mexican carriers and northbound commercial vehicles would drop trailers for U.S. companies.

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  11. Infrastructure Plan Watch: A Democratic Proposal and a Hearing on the HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | jdsupra.com

    ... important issue discussed at length was how to pay for needed infrastructure improvements. Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) highlighted the unwillingness of Congress to raise the gasoline tax. There was also discussion around "user fees" to ...

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  12. Iranian baby gets waiver to come to U.S. for surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 | WTNH

    ... signed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congress representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Shrader. Now that the path has been cleared for Fatemeh to get to the United States, her family is deciding whether ...

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  13. Coalition Prods New Administration, Congress To Avoid TollingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | TheNewspaper

    ... gave the idea of tolling a chilly reception. "That's all we have to do," said ranking Democrat Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon). "Just index the gas tax, dedicate the funding and issue thirty-year bonds." Committee Chairman Bill Shuster ...

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  14. Trump's Highway Plan May Face Same Old Roadblocks In CongressRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 2 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    ... "Finding the money is the 900-pound gorilla in the room," said Republican Rep. Brian Babin of Texas. Democrat Peter DeFazio of Oregon reminded fellow committee members that the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money because the current 18.4 ...

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  15. New National "Right to Work" Bill Threatens Hollywood UnionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... to undermine the capacity of unions to protect workers and defund them," said Reps. Bobby Scott (VA) and Peter DeFazio (OR) in a joint statement. "This bill is a direct attack on workers and their families by weakening unions' ability to ...

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  16. Legislation is "a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions," say Congressional Democrats.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... to undermine the capacity of unions to protect workers and defund them," said Reps. Bobby Scott (VA) and Peter DeFazio (OR) in a joint statement. "This bill is a direct attack on workers and their families, by weakening unions' ability to ...

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  17. road and bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Government Computer News

    A key platform of the Trump campaign was increased infrastructure spending to upgrade roads, airports and bridges as well as the electric grid, communications networks and pipelines. On Feb. 1, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard from industry leaders on their suggestions for making that modern infrastructure a reality.

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  18. Millions of Women Marched, Now What?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Eugene Weekly

    ... 4.7 million. That's a lot of pussyhats. So what do you do with all that energy? What are the next steps? Rep. Peter DeFazio, who was at the Eugene sister march, calls the Women's March "the largest peaceful political demonstration in history." He ...

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  19. We cannot be silentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | The Torch

    ... There were several speakers preceding the march, all of whom are leaders in the community. Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore. - 4th District) was one of the last to speak to the massive crowd, which spilled out into the street and adjacent ...

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  20. Oregon's congressional Democrats call on Trump to unfreeze EPA fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | OregonLive.com

    ... and Jeff Merkley signed the letter, along with U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Peter DeFazio. Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden did not sign the letter. The members of Congress told Trump of their "serious concerns" ...

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