Peter DeFazio

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Peter Anthony DeFazio (born May 27, 1947) is the U.S.wikipedia
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Congressional Progressive Caucus

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He is the dean of Oregon's House of Representatives delegation and a founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
The CPC was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives, namely U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Oregon's 4th congressional district

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In 1986, DeFazio ran for Oregon's 4th congressional district, vacated by retiring incumbent Democratic congressman Jim Weaver.
The district has been represented by Democrat Peter A. DeFazio since 1987.

Coos Bay, Oregon

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The district includes Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg, Coos Bay, Florence, and part of Corvallis.
Coos Bay is represented in the United States House by Peter Defazio (D-Springfield) and in the Oregon Legislature by State Senator Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and State Representative Caddy McKeown (D-Coos Bay).

2008 United States Senate election in Oregon

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Earlier, he reportedly considered and re-considered running against Gordon H. Smith in the 2008 Senate election.
By the end of May, both Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Peter DeFazio had announced they were not interested in entering the race, depleting what was considered by many the "first-tier" list of candidates for the position leaving Democrats searching for more candidates.

Springfield, Oregon

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The district includes Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg, Coos Bay, Florence, and part of Corvallis.
Peter DeFazio, U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district

Needham, Massachusetts

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DeFazio was born in 1947 in Needham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.
Peter DeFazio, a United States congressman from Oregon, was born in Needham and graduated from Needham High School. Also has a park named after DeFazio.

Robert Mercer

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It was not revealed until the mid-October 2010 quarterly FEC filings that the group was solely funded by $300,000 from Daniel G. Schuster Inc., a concrete firm in Owings Mills, Maryland, and $200,000 from New York hedge fund executive Robert Mercer, the co-head of Renaissance Technologies of Setauket, New York.
In 2010, he financially supported fringe biochemist Art Robinson's unsuccessful efforts to unseat Peter DeFazio in Oregon's 4th congressional district.

Tufts University

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1969 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1977.
Tufts alumni in the government sector include Admiral James Stavridis, current dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (M.A.L.D. 1983, Ph.D. 1984); Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (M.A.L.D 1990), President of Ethiopia since 2013; Kostas Karamanlis (M.A. 1982, Ph.D. 1984), former Prime Minister of Greece; Shashi Tharoor (M.A. 1976, M.A.L.D. 1977, Ph.D. 1979), former United Nations Under-Secretary General and Indian Minister; Daniel Patrick Moynihan (B.A. 1948, M.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1961), former-US Senator from New York and US Ambassador to the United Nations; Scott Brown (B.A. 1981), former-US Senator from Massachusetts; Bill Richardson (B.A. 1970), former-Governor of New Mexico, US Secretary of Energy and US Ambassador to the United Nations; Thomas R. Pickering (M.A. 1954), diplomat; Joseph Dunford (M.A. 1992), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Peter DeFazio (B.A. 1969), Democratic United States Representative from Oregon.

Frank Kratovil

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As a result of the SCOTUS decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a so-called Super PAC group called The Concerned Taxpayers of America paid $300,000 for ads attacking De Fazio and $150,000 for ads attacking Frank Kratovil of Maryland.
A "Super PAC" group called The Concerned Taxpayers of America paid $150,000 for ads attacking Kratovil, and $300,000 for ads attacking Peter DeFazio of Oregon.

United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Let Wall Street Pay for the Restoration of Main Street Bill

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(See DeFazio financial transaction tax.)
U.S. Representative Peter Anthony DeFazio proposed a new financial transaction tax for within the United States in 2009.

Jim Weaver (Oregon politician)

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In 1986, DeFazio ran for Oregon's 4th congressional district, vacated by retiring incumbent Democratic congressman Jim Weaver. From 1977 to 1982, DeFazio worked as an aide for U.S. Representative Jim Weaver.
Weaver served out his term and was succeeded by his aide, Peter DeFazio.

Pete Stark

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In 2008, DeFazio and California Representative Pete Stark signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposing a one quarter of one percent transaction tax on all trades in financial instruments, including stocks, options, and futures.
On September 25, 2008, Stark and Peter DeFazio signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposing a one quarter of one percent "transaction tax" on all trades in financial instruments including stocks, options, and futures.

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon

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Peter DeFazio, incumbent Representative, of Springfield

Art Robinson

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In 2010, DeFazio was challenged by Republican Art Robinson and Pacific Green candidate Michael Beilstein.
As the Republican nominee for the Fourth District in Oregon, Robinson ran and lost to Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Timothy Geithner

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DeFazio made headlines in mid-November 2009 when he suggested in an interview with MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz that President Obama should fire Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers.
In November 2009, Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio, speaking for himself and some fellow members of the Progressive Caucus, suggested that both Geithner and Lawrence Summers, the director of the National Economic Council, should be fired in order to curtail unemployment and signal a new direction for the Obama administration's fiscal policy.

Lawrence Summers

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DeFazio made headlines in mid-November 2009 when he suggested in an interview with MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz that President Obama should fire Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers.
In January 2009, as the Obama Administration tried to pass an economic stimulus spending bill, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR.) criticized Summers, saying that he thought that President Barack Obama is "ill-advised by Larry Summers. Larry Summers hates infrastructure."

United States federal government continuity of operations

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Continuity of Operations Plan
On July 18, 2007, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security at that time, requested the classified and more detailed version of the government's continuity-of-operations plan in a letter signed by him and the chairperson of the House Homeland Security Committee, which is supposed to have access to confidential government information.

Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014

DeFazio opposed the [[Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 (H.R. 4899; 113th Congress)]], a bill that would revise existing laws and policies regarding the development of oil and gas resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) opposed the bill, arguing that it did not solve the true cause of high gas prices which he blamed on "Big Oil in the United States and speculation on Wall Street."