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Feb 25, 2013 at 7:42 AM
Two lawmakers are waging a little-noticed campaign to abolish the Selective Service System, the independent federal agency that manages draft registration.
Sep 30, 2011 at 12:31 PM
A federal law that has sent billions of dollars to schools and counties in timber country is expiring, and there is no clear picture of what lies ahead.
Sep 14, 2011 at 2:12 PM
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio and other Democrats on Wednesday proposed raising the payroll tax on wealthy Americans to pay for Social Security.
Jul 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM
In 2000, a federal program sent $44 million to Lane County to support vital services like law enforcement and roads. That payment has dwindled to $15 million this year - and flatlines at zero next year unless Congress takes action.
Dec 16, 2010 at 9:20 PM
Acting with uncommon speed, Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.
Dec 9, 2010 at 8:42 AM
House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.
Nov 14, 2010 at 9:26 AM
Seven weeks ahead of the GOP House takeover, hobbled Democrats and invigorated Republicans return Monday to a testy tax dispute and a lengthy to-do list for a post-election session of Congress unlikely to achieve any landmark legislation.
Apr 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM
DeFazio and Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland sent a letter requesting the investigation to the chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nov 10, 2009 at 9:03 AM
National health care reform is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate after the House narrowly passed a health bill over the weekend.  So what exactly is in this bill? Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., visited Eugene Monday to talk about his vote in
Oct 29, 2009 at 3:43 PM
Four shots hit the U.S. District Courthouse in Eugene sometime overnight, and three hit and broke the windows of Congressman Peter DeFazio's office, the FBI said. The FBI said it is not known whether Rep. DeFazio's office was the intended target.
Oct 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a crop of timber sales for U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands that will help keep Oregon mills open while the Obama administration works on a long-term forest management strategy.
Jul 30, 2009 at 8:19 AM
Hundreds of tractor-trailer and bus companies ordered to shut down because of federal safety violations ranging from suspended licenses to possible drug use have stayed on the road by using different names, investigators say.
May 21, 2009 at 10:50 AM
Northwest lawmakers sided with the majority as Congress voted to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. Eleven House members from five Northwest states voted in favor of the gun measure Wednesday, while just seven opposed it.
May 20, 2009 at 5:19 PM
Eleven House members from five Northwest states voted in favor of the gun measure Wednesday, while just seven opposed it.
Mar 31, 2009 at 10:45 AM
Rep. Peter DeFazio calls it a badge of honor. The veteran Oregon Democrat was on the receiving end of some needling from President Barack Obama this week - but said it's all for a worthy cause.