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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring and will not seek reelection next year.
The 74-year-old Democrat is the powerful chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
The article goes on to state the following:
“With humility and gratitude I am announcing that I will not seek re-election next year. It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as Congressman for the Fourth District of Oregon,” DeFazio said in a statement.
DeFazio was first elected to U.S. Congress in 1986.
“It’s time for me to pass the baton to the next generation so I can focus on my health and well-being. This was a tough decision at a challenging time for our republic with the very pillars of our democracy under threat, but I am bolstered by the passion and principles of my colleagues in Congress and the ingenuity and determination of young Americans who are civically engaged and working for change,” DeFazio wrote in his statement.
“I still have a lot of work to do in my remaining 13 months and I’ll be putting all of my efforts into that work, including helping to pass the Build Back Better Act that will bring down costs for families, create jobs, fight the climate crisis and help Americans get ahead,” DeFazio added.
— Rep Peter DeFazio (@RepPeterDeFazio) December 1, 2021
.@RepPeterDeFazio after 35 years of honest, enlightened leadership in service to America, you have earned a retirement that I hope will be long and happy. Thank you for your service! https://t.co/t6GyaO23vL
— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) December 2, 2021
— Oregon Democrats (@ORDems) December 1, 2021
For your service to America’s transportation and infrastructure and for all those who depend on it, we thank you. pic.twitter.com/3ko8yj2jF1
— Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (@TransportDems) December 1, 2021
— AAAE (@AAAEDelivers) December 1, 2021
I want to thank my friend @RepPeterDeFazio for his decades of service. He has been a tireless champion for improving public transit infrastructure, addressing the climate crisis, and making life better for all Americans. @TransportDems & I will miss his friendship and leadership. https://t.co/EuoSrcLJTR
— Congressman Chuy García (@RepChuyGarcia) December 1, 2021
Rep. DeFazio, House T&I Committee Chairman, announced his retirement today. I can proudly say that Chairman DeFazio’s outstanding leadership has been an inspiration to all of us on his committee. He will be missed in our committee and Congress. @RepPeterDeFazio pic.twitter.com/S68eZ0wCtV
— Rep. Donald Payne Jr (@RepDonaldPayne) December 1, 2021
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