congress http://klcc.org en U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Opposes Fast Tracking Trade Policy http://klcc.org/post/us-rep-peter-defazio-opposes-fast-tracking-trade-policy <p></p><p>Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio says he strongly opposes a bill that would give President Obama the authority to fast track U.S. trade deals.</p><p>According to DeFazio, fast track authority grants power to the executive branch to negotiate free trade agreements with little congressional input.&nbsp;He says when a free trade agreement is submitted this way, Congress must pass it within 90-days with an up or down vote, no amendments, and limited debate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:28:41 +0000 Angela Kellner 6193 at http://klcc.org U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Opposes Fast Tracking Trade Policy Oregon Homeowners Face Steep Increase In Flood Insurance Premiums http://klcc.org/post/oregon-homeowners-face-steep-increase-flood-insurance-premiums <p>Recent changes made to the nation's flood insurance program could cost Oregon homeowners tens of thousands of dollars a year.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 02:58:13 +0000 Angela Kellner 5459 at http://klcc.org Oregon Homeowners Face Steep Increase In Flood Insurance Premiums DeFazio Speaks On Shutdown And Next Steps http://klcc.org/post/defazio-speaks-shutdown-and-next-steps <p>Representative Peter DeFazio was in Eugene today (Friday) to give a recap of the government shutdown and look forward to the next legislative hurdles.</p><p>Congressman DeFazio expressed relief to be at home for a long weekend, and to be done with what he called the disruptive, unnecessary and expensive shutdown. DeFazio said tourists, timber workers and retirees were among those who contacted him with questions and concerns over the past three weeks. He said the shutdown caused a broad range of unexpected consequences.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:50:05 +0000 Karen Richards 1454 at http://klcc.org DeFazio Speaks On Shutdown And Next Steps House Passes Logging Bill http://klcc.org/post/house-passes-logging-bill <p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:13:15 +0000 Rachael McDonald 155 at http://klcc.org House Passes Logging Bill