Read our 2018 Report Card for DeFazio.
DeFazio is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills DeFazio has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Peter DeFazio sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Aviation
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
DeFazio was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1056: Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act
- H.R. 993: Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act
- H.R. 994: Chetco River Protection Act of 2019
- H.R. 6414: To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program.
- H.R. 3225: Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act
- H.R. 1306: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act
- 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 ...
Does 22 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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:
Transportation and Public Works (35%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Health (14%) Taxation (9%) Education (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)
Some of DeFazio’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5139: Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act
- H.R. 5120: SAFER Pipelines Act of 2019
- H.R. 5119: Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act
- H.R. 5047: GSA Lease Transparency Act of 2019
- H.R. 4640: Affordable Pricing for Taxpayer-Funded Prescription Drugs Act of 2019
- H.R. 4306: Protecting Communities from Liquefied Natural Gas Trains Act
- H.R. 4263: Act for the Amazon Act
From Jan 1987 to Dec 2019, DeFazio missed 823 of 20,621 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills