Congressman Peter DeFazio is the guest speaker for this Friday’s City Club program, “Report from Washington: Transportation and Infrastructure Update.”
DeFazio has taken a lead role on several multi-billion dollar surface transportation and Federal Aviation Authority reauthorization bills, and worked to strengthen “Buy America” standards, which help ensure more infrastructure projects are carried out using steel, iron, and manufactured goods produced in the United States. In 2005, DeFazio served as the Ranking Member on the Highways Subcommittee, where he helped negotiate a five-year federal highway and transit spending bill called SAFETEA-LU. Under the bill, DeFazio secured $2.7 billion for Oregon’s roads, bridges, highways, and transit systems. More recently, DeFazio introduced the Repeal and Rebuild Act (HR 4848), a long-term solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. He continues to be the leading voice in Congress on a long-term infrastructure bill that will bring our highways, bridges, transit system, rail lines, aviation system, and water infrastructure to a state of good repair, all while creating family wage jobs, supporting U.S. industry and manufacturing, and improving public safety.
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