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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for DeFazio for more statistics.

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 (29%) Taxation (16%) Health (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Native Americans (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

DeFazio’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 5077: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
May 24, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2016, DeFazio missed 753 of 18,706 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% 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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