U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, introduced the Wildfire-Resilient Communities Act last week. The bill aims to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, along with the smoke and economic losses those fires cause.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio said Tuesday he’s working in the most partisan, divided Congress he’s served in since he joined the House in 1987.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said the Republican-led Senate focused on all the wrong things in 2017, prioritizing what people in power want over the needs of the working class.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is feeling optimistic about the changes at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It’s like night and day, he said, over what it was just a few months ago.
Congress passed the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act Wednesday. It will allow Oregon tribes including the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to buy and sell their private lands just as other Americans do.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Wednesday called for reforms and stronger oversight of veterans hospitals in testimony before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Registered Republicans will choose from a crowded field of five candidates in the May primary for the Fourth Congressional District. Democrats will choose between longtime incumbent Peter DeFazio of Springfield and political newcomer Daniel Arcangel of Monmouth. The winners of each primary r…
The 190,000-acre Chetco Bar Fire raged through the forest Court Boice loved all his life and came perilously close to the town of Brookings in the summer of 2017. It was that devastating fire, and the belief that it was caused by poor public policy, that inspired Boice to run for Congress.
Douglas County officials and Oregon’s Congressional delegation hailed the extension of Secure Rural Schools payments for two years as a victory last month, when the 2018 omnibus spending bill including the payments was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump.
Restored federal Secure Rural Schools payments to Douglas County and other timber-dependent counties are in the 2018 omnibus spending bill, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, announced Wednesday. The payments are included in a spending package which emerged from negotiations between Congressional lea…