Peter DeFazio files for re-election
Exciting news: today is the first day to file as a federal candidate in Oregon, and I'm thrilled to announce that I'm running again to represent the people of Oregon's 4th Congressional District. It continues to be an honor to fight for our shared values in Washington D.C.
Americans want a federal government that works for everybody not just the wealthy, Trump's family, and his friends. 2020 is the year that We the People rise up and take back our country.
✔️ I've worked tirelessly to preserve protections for those with pre-existing conditions and expand affordable health care. I will continue to fight for lower prescription drug prices and universal health care!
✔️ I'm proud of my work with Bernie Sanders and others to safeguard Social Security and Medicare for today's beneficiaries and future generations. We have a lot more work to do. I guarantee we will make progress in 2021 with a Democrat in the White House!
✔️ It's a badge of honor to be a top target of Wall Street billionaires because I've fought to tax their outrageous profit margins. I won't stop working to level the scales of inequality until the wealthiest among us pay their fair share of taxes.
✔️ I consider it my duty to address the impacts of climate change and work to save our environment. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have been leading Congress on reducing fossil fuels by building an electrified transportation system with 21st-century technology.
For my entire career, I've tirelessly advocated for smart, green investments in our nation's infrastructure — the kind of investment that boosts growth, creates thousands of living-wage jobs, and keeps us competitive in the world economy.
I have never backed down from a fight and I never will, despite the attacks from out-of-state special interests trying to slow me down.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) started spending money on attack ads back in February and polled in support of my new Republican opponent. They're teaming up with the Trump campaign, who recently said that they plan to spend money in Oregon to sway voters. They even sent out a press release highlighting my primary opponent. They'll stop at nothing to drain our resources, weaken my candidacy, and stop our collective movement. But we won't let them!
I never take an election for granted. My success has been because of YOU. It is your support, your encouragement, and your vote that allows me to do the important work of this country. In 2020, we will work harder than ever. We are going to fight harder than ever. We will defend our seat in Congress and win bigger than we've ever won in November 2020.
I am grateful to the people of Oregon's Fourth Congressional District for their strong support. I pledge to continue to fight for Oregonians and the issues that matter most to Oregon families: access to higher education, a family-wage job, a healthy planet, and affordable healthcare.
Let's do this,