Read our 2016 Report Card for DeFazio.
Our unique analysis of the bills DeFazio has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). DeFazio is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Peter DeFazio sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
DeFazio was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4916 (111th): To amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower ...
- H.R. 6370 (110th): Oregon Surplus Federal Land Act of 2008
- H.R. 3985 (110th): Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
- H.R. 5696 (110th): To make a technical correction to section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
- H.R. 2863 (110th): To authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.
- H.R. 4784 (109th): Eugene Land Conveyance Act
- H.R. 5436 (107th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Oregon.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
DeFazio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Health (16%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Taxation (14%) Native Americans (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Some of DeFazio’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 344: Recognizing the contributions of senior volunteers.
- H.R. 2510: Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2017
- H.R. 2514: FASTER Act
- H.R. 2357: United States Employee Ownership Bank Act
- H.R. 2306: Putting Main Street FIRST: Finishing Irresponsible Reckless Speculative Trading Act
- H.R. 2223: Community Protection and Preparedness Act of 2017
- H.R. 2150: Flags of Convenience Don’t Fly Here Act
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H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 1987 to May 2017, DeFazio missed 757 of 19,014 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 27 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills