Rep. Peter DeFazio [D]

Representative from Oregon’s 4th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1987-2016 Representative Oregon's 4th District (map)

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Peter DeFazio sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeFazio sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Taxation (14%) Health (14%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Native Americans (12%) Immigration (8%) Social Welfare (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of DeFazio’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2015, DeFazio missed 726 of 18,046 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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Primary Sources

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