Rep. Peter DeFazio

Representative from Oregon’s 4th District, Democrat

DeFazio, a Democrat, has been the representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district since Jan 6, 1987 (next election in 2016) (map).


2015 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 (25%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Taxation (14%) Native Americans (14%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Apr 2016, DeFazio missed 736 of 18,286 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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